Thursday, January 4, 2018

Dr Sun Yat Sen, Father of modern China

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I came back to China to fulfil one personal mission.
My grand pa aka Ah Kung aka Chan Kee Seng reverved Dr Sun Yat Sen. In his house, when the Chinese people have an family altar. Ah Kung had a big photo of Dr Sun. Ah Kung told us to respect him.
According to Dad, Dr Sun stayed in Penang, Malaya to get the overseas nanyang Chinese to raise money to save the mother land.
Ah Kung was one such person. I wanted to know if there was any documentation.
I went today to Dr Sun' memorial to find out for myself. I was glad to be referred to William Chan, their tour guide that indeed Dr Sun did stay in Malaya.

Dr Sun Yat Sen ,Sun Yat-sen (/ˈsʊn ˈjɑːtˈsɛn/; 12 November 1866 – 12 March 1925)[1][2] was a Chinese physician, writer, philosopher, calligrapher[3] and revolutionary, the first president and founding father of the Republic of China. As the foremost pioneer and first leader of a Republican China, Sun is referred to as the "Father of the Nation" in the Republic of China (ROC) and the "forerunner of democratic revolution" in People's Republic of China (PRC). Sun played an instrumental role in the overthrow of the Qing dynasty (the last imperial dynasty of China) during the years leading up to the Xinhai Revolution. He was appointed to serve as Provisional President of the Republic of China when it was founded in 1912. He later co-founded the Nationalist Party of China, serving as its first leader.[4] Sun was a uniting figure

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