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Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s Penang Base at 120 Armenian Street, Penang, Malaysia

Dr. Sun Yat Sen (1866-1925) was the foremost Asian nationalist figure of the early 20th century. In 1911, he led the Chinese Revolution that ushered in the first republic in Asia. Today, he is regarded as the father of modern China.

The Canton Uprising of spring 1911, a turning point of the revolution, was strongly supported by the Overseas Chinese.

Dr. Sun’s political party was the Tongmenghui. In 1910, the Southeast Asia headquarters of the Tongmenghui was at 120 Armenian Street, Penang.

Poster of Dr. Sun Yat Sen printed in Shanghai and circulated in the Nanyang. Up till the early 1950s, in Chinese schools throughout Malaya, the school assemblies read aloud the will of Dr. Sun and bowed respectfully before this poster.

Today, 120 Armenian Street showcases an exhibition on Dr. Sun Yat Sen in Penang.

It was in Penang that Dr. Sun convened the Penang Conference to plan the Canton Uprising in Guangzhou, China. The seed of the Wuchang Uprising was also initially planted here.

The Kwong Wah Jit Poh, one of the world’s oldest Chinese newspaper was started by Dr. Sun and his Penang supporters at these premises.

Dr. Sun lived in Penang for six months in 1910 together with his family, including his second wife Chen Cui Fen.

Kwong Wah Yit Poh – the 162th issue (Tuesday, 4 July 1911) of the daily Chinese newspaper was published at 120 Armenian Strret, Penang.

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Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s
Penang Base

Introduction
The Chinese Revolution
Dr. Sun Yat Sen
Historical Significance
Distinguished visitors
120 Armenian Street
Ch’ng Teong Swee
Press & Reviews

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Penang Cultural Links

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BOOKS


Sun Yat Sen in Penang
Khoo Salma Nasution


Road To Dawn: Filming in Penang
Goh Mai Loon & Khoo Salma Nasution

For more information,
contact:
Areca Books
120 Armenian Street
10200 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +60 4 2620123
Fax: +60 4 2633970
Email: arecabooks@gmail.com
Website: www.arecabooks.com

 

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