Featuring the unique story of Dr. Sun’s life in America before returning to be the first provisional President of the Republic of China, Dr. Sun is a Chautauquan museum theater presentation by renowned writer, historian and performer, CHSA Artist-in-Residence Charlie Chin.
This project will illuminate the linkage between the modern history of China with the history of Chinese American communities as well as the linkage between the democratic ideas pursued in the post American Civil War era and the aspirations of Chinese both in China and here in America. This Centennial of the 1911 Chinese Revolution is a key teaching moment in Chinese American history shared by Chinese throughout the global diaspora.
As such, this project will educate younger generations and the public at large of the place of Chinatown in history as well as the roots of the complex relationship between US and China that continues today. As such this project not only upholds the achievements of the past, it creates the foundation for the future of the community. This performance will be available to the public now to June 2012 throughout the Bay Area. History Alive! caters to both kids & adults and everyone in-between.
“Sun Yat-sen & the Three People’s Principles” will also be presented on the following dates & times: