076: Dr Sun Yat-Sen Museum
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Sun Yat-sen was a revolutionary figure commonly regarded as the father of modern China and still revered in both the mainland and Taiwan. Dr Sun was born in Guangdong and came to Hong Kong to study medicine, during which time his exposure to the Western modernity of the colony led him to become politicized and develop strong views on the necessity of reform and later revolution for the improvement of his motherland. This museum features permanent exhibits tracking the adventures of Dr Sun as he travelled widely among overseas Chinese communities raising funds and support for the Chinese revolution, which eventually came to fruition, at least in name, with the revolution of 1912 and establishment of the Republic of China, ending 2,000 years of imperial dynasties. The building itself is a splendid mansion built 100 years ago by Ho Kom Tong, a comprador of Jardine Matheson & Company.
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