A Matter of Record: Dr Sun Yat-sen in the Historical Archives
20/10/2017 - 28/3/2018
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An archive is a collection of documents, recorded at first hand, of or about an institution, especially a government or public body, a group of people or a location. Preserved in texts, photographs, audio and video, these faithful records are important materials that bear the historical and cultural heritage of a particular time and place.
By showcasing replicas of selected documents from the collection of the Second Historical Archives of China together with historical images, this exhibition looks back on the arduous journey that Dr Sun Yat-sen faced in the early years of the Republic of China. The exhibits also illustrate for visitors the reverence in which Chinese people held Dr Sun and shed light on his dauntless revolutionary and patriotic spirit.
Order issued to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Wong Chong-wai by Dr Sun Yat-sen on 14 March 1912, ordering a prohibition on the export of labourers in order to protect overseas Chinese.
Letter to the Bank of Communications from the Ministry of Finance of the Beijing government on 2 August 1915, ordering to confiscate the bank assets of Dr Sun Yat-sen and others accused of treason.
Letter written to Chiang Kai-shek by Dr Sun Yat-sen on 9 September 1924, explaining the importance of the Northern Expedition.
Order issued to the Executive Yuan by the Nationalist government on 17 February 1929, specifying the occasions at which the Dr Sun Yat-sen's Testament could be read out.