American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Sun Yat-sen 1866-1925. Chinese politician who served as provisional president of the republic after the fall of the Manchu (1911-1912) and later led the opposition to Yuan Shigai.
- n. Chinese statesman who organized the Kuomintang and led the revolution that overthrew the Manchu dynasty in 1911 and 1912 (1866-1925)
“The favor he asked was that the Noble House should grant immediate sanctuary and succor to a young, Western-educated Chinese revolutionary named Sun Yat-sen; that we should help this Sun Yat-sen with funds; and that we should help him as long as he lived, to the limits of our power in his fight to overthrow the alien Manchu Dynasty of China.”
“131, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Middle School, named for the famous Nationalist leader and father of modern China.”
“But his free youth class is taught at Dr. Sun Yat-sen School, next to John’s favorite hangout.”
“This Dr. Sun Yat-sen must and will be supported until he dies and so retain our face in Asia …. ”
“In 2007, it was renamed Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Park, and commemorated with a new bronze statue depicting the revolutionary leader as a thirteen-year-old boy arriving to study in Honolulu.”
“He also attended Iolani School, the same private school Sun Yat-sen graduated from in 1882; unlike that famously fast-learning alumnus, Chu barely managed to graduate.”
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