Revolutionary roots

By Kwong Wah Yit Poh, Daniel Lim, Ong Ee Lynn, Daniel Lee, the Penang Heritage Trust, Sun Yat Sen in Penang by Khoo Salma Nasution

February 2011 PHOTO ESSAY
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Plans hatched by Dr Sun Yat Sen and his supporters in Penang had far-reaching repercussions on the history of modern Asia.DR SUN YAT SEN, the dashing anti-Qing campaigner and “Father of modern China” spent several intense months in 1910 planning the Canton Uprising which set in sequence a chain of events that would eventually topple China’s last dynasty. The uprising also encouraged and inspired the spread of democratic ideals throughout Asia.A hundred years after this historic event, delegates from over...

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Kwong Wah Yit Poh

Daniel Lim

is a research officer with seri and a full-time explorer and self-indulgent hobbyist.

Ong Ee Lynn

Daniel Lee

the Penang Heritage Trust

Sun Yat Sen in Penang by Khoo Salma Nasution