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Revolutionary China's San Francisco roots
Date Saturday December 03
Time 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location Details
San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorDavid Giesen
Dr. Sun Yat-sen is heralded by China and Taiwan as the father of democratic, free China. The centerpiece of his economic advocacy for China originated in San Francisco, with Henry George's Progress & Poverty (1879).

Following the chautauqua program described below, produced by the Chinese Historical Society of America, the Henry George Historical Society will host its monthly social program, Drinks in Common, at a Civic Center eatery to be determined by those interested. A complimentary round of drinks provided. Discussion of the program and of the related topic "justice always the best policy" follows.

Sun Yat-sen at the Main (from the SF Public Library website,

A new performance in the Chinese Historical Society of America History Alive! series:

"Sun Yat-Sen and the Three People’s Principles."

Featuring the unique story of Dr. Sun’s life in America before returning to be the first provisional President of the Republic of China, Dr. Sun is a Chautauquan museum theater presentation by renowned writer, historian and performer, CHSA Artist-in-Residence Charlie Chin.

This performance will illuminate the connection between the modern history of China with the history of Chinese American communities as well as the link between the democratic ideas pursued in the post American Civil War era and the aspirations of Chinese both in China and here in America. This Centennial of the 1911 Chinese Revolution is a key moment in Chinese American history shared by Chinese throughout the global diaspora.

Related Exhibit:

Sun Yat-sen: His Life and Legacy

Exhibition: October 10, 2011 – January 12, 2012, Main Library, 3rd Floor, Chinese Center
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Added to the calendar on Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 6:04 PM

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