7.27.2010

Sun Yat-sen: Born in Hawaii?


"Sun Yat-sen was born on 12 November 1866 to a Hakka family in the village of Cuiheng, Xiangshan (later Zhongshan) county, Guangzhou prefecture, Guangdong province (26 km or 16 miles north of Macau), in the Empire of the Great Qing of China.
As a child, Sun Yat-sen listened to many stories about the Taiping Rebellion from an old Taiping soldier named Lai han-ying (賴漢英). After receiving a few years of local school, at age thirteen, Sun went to live with his elder brother, Sun Mei, in Honolulu. Sun Mei, who was fifteen years Sun Yat-sen's senior, had emigrated to the Hawaiian Islands as a laborer and had become a prosperous merchant. Though Sun Mei was not always supportive of Sun's later revolutionary activities, he supported his brother financially, allowing Sun to give up his professional career. Sun Yat-sen studied at the ʻIolani School where he learned English, mathematics and science. Originally unable to speak the English language, Sun Yat-sen picked up the language so quickly that he received a prize for outstanding achievement from King David Kalākaua. While at ʻIolani, he befriended Tong Phong, who later founded the First Chinese-American Bank. After attending Iolani School, from which he graduated in 1882,[4] Sun enrolled in Oahu College (now Punahou School) for further studies for one semester.[5] He was soon sent home to China as his brother was becoming afraid that Sun Yat-sen was about to embrace Christianity, which he did, but he returned to Hawaii at least twice, in 1900 and 1901.[6] In March 1904, he obtained a Certificate of Hawaiian Birth,[7] issued by the Territory of Hawaii, stating he was born on November 24, 1870 in Kula, Maui.[8]"
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Note: From Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yat-sen

4 comments:

  1. Does this mean Sun Yat-sen could have run for President?

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  2. Hi Anon:

    This birth certificate issue is one I chose to ignore because it has the smell of partisan politics - however - as a 911 truther - I cannot discount assertions without at least taking the time to look at them - hence this post.

    Perhaps you will find some information here:

    http://bogusbirthcertificate.blogspot.com/

    ...especially with regards to the latitude allowed in acquiring a "birth certificate," "certificate of live birth," or "certificate of Hawain Birth" - there are legitimate issues that cannot be ignored.

    JR

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  3. I think Sun Yat-sen might have made a better US President that some of those actually elected to the office...

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  4. Thanks anon 9:16 - great point.. I agree.

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