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The National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and the Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery will jointly present a traveling exhibition titled "Dr. Sun Yat-sen and the United States” at the Buddhist art establishment's Pingtung gallery from May 24 through July 20.
The exhibition, the first of its kind, will display historical documents and artifacts that show the strong bonds between Dr. Sun, the great leader of modern China, and the United States, where he once studied. The U.S. National Archives, the Hoover Institute, and the family of Homer Lea, a close advisor to Dr. Sun, have all loaned valuable items for this exhibition.
The historical documents on display include a birth certificate issued on March 14, 1904 indicating that Sun Yat-sen was born on Oahu Island, Hawaii, on Nov. 24, 1870. The fictitious paperwork enabled Dr. Sun to travel from Hawaii to San Francisco as a U.S. citizen when the imperial Qing Dynasty issued an arrest warrant for his attempt to overthrow the royal regime.
"Dr. Sun Yat-sen and the United States” is also slated to be exhibited at the outlying Kinmen County in September, and at Taitung County in December.
For more information about the Pingtung leg of the exhibition, please call the Fo Guang Yuan Pingtung Art Gallery at 07-656-1921 ext. #1436.