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"Dr Sun Yat-sen and Modern China" Permanent Exhibition

  

"Dr Sun Yat-sen and Modern China" Permanent Exhibition at 1st floor will close from 17 November 2023 until further notice. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Free Admission


Dr Sun Yat-sen was both a revolutionary forerunner of modern China and an epoch-making figure in turning China from a monarchy into a republic. As a dedicated revolutionary, he traveled across the country and launched campaigns around the world, leaving his mark in many places both at home and abroad. This exhibition aims at explaining how Dr Sun was transformed from an aspiring medical student into a renowned revolutionary leader. Supplemented by a scene setting and an array of historical photographs, the invaluable artefacts will help reconstruct the legendary life of this great Chinese statesman. Visitors will not only be able to get a thorough understanding on his studies and revolutionary campaign, but also understand why Dr Sun admitted that he got his revolutionary ideas in Hong Kong.

 

  

Dr Sun Yat-sen's report of graduation examination in College of Medicine for Chinese, Hongkong (Replica), 1892.

Dr Sun Yat-sen's report of graduation examination in College of Medicine for Chinese, Hongkong (Replica), 1892.

The seal of Long Live the Chung Hwa Repulic, 1901.

The seal of "Long Live the Chung Hwa Repulic", 1901.

Marriage certificate between Dr Sun Yat-sen and Soong Ching Ling (Replica), 1915.

Marriage certificate between Dr Sun Yat-sen and Soong Ching Ling (Replica), 1915.

A bronze bust of Dr Sun Yat-sen made at the order of his Japanese friend Umeya Shokichi, 1929.a

A bronze bust of Dr Sun Yat-sen made at the order of his Japanese friend Umeya Shokichi, 1929.a

"Hong Kong in Dr Sun Yat-sen's Time" Permanent Exhibition

  

Free Admission

As an important commemorative facility of Dr Sun Yat-sen in Hong Kong, the theme of this permanent exhibition is inseparable from the intimate connections between this great Chinese statesman and Hong Kong. Apart from going through Dr Sun's activities in Hong Kong, visitors will be motivated to probe into an intriguing question, that is, why and how did Hong Kong in the late nineteenth century nurture someone like Dr Sun Yat-sen who possessed such progressive revolutionary ideas.

 

In the late 19th century, Hong Kong distinguished herself from the Chinese Mainland in its political system, urban infrastructure and public health. Above all, it served as the crossroads for oriental and western cultures where people enjoyed more freedom of speech and publication. With the display of invaluable artefacts, this exhibition will illustrate explicitly the role of Hong Kong as a revolutionary pivot in the late Qing era.

 

  

Annual pass issued by the Hong Kong government, 1881.

Annual pass issued by the Hong Kong government, 1881.

Model of Sado Maru (Scale 1:80)

Model of Sado Maru (Scale 1:80)

Baptism record of Dr Sun Yat-sen, 1910s.

Baptism record of Dr Sun Yat-sen, 1910s.

Guan Jingliang's graduation diploma from the College of Medicine for Chinese, 1893.

Guan Jingliang's graduation diploma from the College of Medicine for Chinese, 1893.


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"Learning through play: Old textbooks, toys and games" Special Exhibition


22/12/2023 - 31/3/2024
Exhibition Gallery, 1/F,
Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum
 
 
Presented by
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
 
Organised by
Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum
 
Free Admission
 
Before the middle of the 19th century, two main types of teaching materials were used throughout China: textbooks intended to provide enlightenment and books used to prepare for the imperial examinations. Other common reading materials included biographies, poetry compilations, texts on the rhyme, rhythm and form of classical Chinese poetry, and books written specifically for the education of girls. The publication of new textbooks in modern China saw rapid progress in the early 20th century. These textbooks were not only used in primary and secondary schools, but also in overseas Chinese communities, especially in Southeast Asia. Games and toys are a perfect complement to textbooks, as they help inspire creativity and promote physical and mental development of children. Learning through play is a tried and trusted pedagogical concept of modern education practices today. This exhibition showcases different types of Chinese textbooks that were published in mainland China and Hong Kong from the early to mid-20th century, giving a glimpse into the development of textbooks and the importance of children's play in teaching.
  
 

  

<em>Xunmeng Sanzijing</em> (<em>"Three Character Classic</em> for early learners"), printed by Pak Lei Bookstore of Hong Kong, 1930s. <br> Mr Willie Chung collection

Xunmeng Sanzijing ("Three Character Classic for early learners"), printed by Pak Lei Bookstore of Hong Kong, 1930s.
Mr Willie Chung collection

<em>Gongheguo Jiaokeshu: Xinxiushen</em> ("Textbook for the Republic: New personal growth", book 4), distributed by The Commercial Press, March 1922.

Gongheguo Jiaokeshu: Xinxiushen ("Textbook for the Republic: New personal growth", book 4), distributed by The Commercial Press, March 1922.

Abacus for teaching arithmetic

Abacus for teaching arithmetic

Shu-style Chinese typewriter

Shu-style Chinese typewriter


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glass negative

Glass negative of the "Four Desperados", 1888.
Donated by Dr Kwan Siu Yee.

Book

The first edition of Kidnapped in London, 1897.
Donated by Mr Chan Cheong-yui.

Inscription

Inscription of Bo Ai by Dr Sun Yat-sen, 1910s.
Donated by Too Yee Kok Limited.

10 dollar bond

Ten-dollar bond of the Chinese Revolutionary Party, 1914.
Donated by Mr Hung Hin Chung.

purse

Embroidered purse made by Lu Muzhen for her daughter Sun Wan, 1930s.

Orders

Orders issued by Dr Sun Yat-sen, 1866 to 1925.
Donated by Ms Lau Sui Peng, Maria.

Photo of Soong Ching-ling at the Sugar Palace in Moscow, 1927. Donated by Mr Jay Chen

Ink Box

Ink box printed with the national testament of Dr Sun Yat-sen, 1920s.

Route Map

Route map of Dr Sun Yat-sen's coffin within the precincts of Beiping city, January 1929.

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iM Guide

Produced by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "iM Guide" mobile app is now applied to the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum. You can browse the information and audio guide of 20 exhibits selected from two permanent exhibitions anytime and anywhere to learn more about the life of Dr Sun Yat-sen and history of Hong Kong in Dr Sun's time. It's free to download!

 

        

 
iM Guide

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