A free workshop on the strong bond between the founding father of the Republic of China (ROC) and the US will be held tomorrow, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said.
The one-day workshop, to be held on the sidelines of this month’s “Dr Sun Yat-sen and the United States” exhibit in Taipei, will invite scholars from Taiwan and abroad to share their knowledge about Sun Yat-sen’s (孫逸仙) life as an expat in the US, according to a press release from the AIT, the organizer of the event.
The workshop features two sessions: “Dr Sun Yat-sen in Hawaii and America: A Bi-Cultural Life,” and “The Revolution of 1911 at 100: Reflection on the Evolution of ROC.”
Sun spent a lot of time in the US, including attending school in Hawaii, where his elder brother lived, and later rallying support and raising funds for a series of revolutions that eventually succeeded in overthrowing China’s Qing Dynasty rulers. He also found inspiration from Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address for his “Three Principles” theory — which advocated building a China that made nation strengthening, democracy and bettering people’s livelihoods its top priorities.
The public is invited to attend free of charge. To register, call the AIT at 2723-3950, ext. 282. The event will be held at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, where the exhibit is also being held.
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