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Dr Sun Yat Sen (1866-1925)

Dr Sun was born in China in 1866 but had his school education in Hawaii. In 1892 he graduated as a doctor from the University of Hong Kong. He was active in revolutionary efforts to end Qing Dynasty rule. Between 1900 and 1911, he visited Singapore on eight occasions to raise support for the revolution.

In 1911 the Qing Dynasty collapsed. The Republic of China was formed in 1912 and Sun Yat Sen became its president.

The building that he used when he visited Singapore is now known as the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.

Stamps: Left 1998 Nov     Right China 2006


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27 April, 2008 at 10:00 am

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