Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library will present an exhibit and history program, “Sun Yat-sen’s Lasting Legacy: 150th Anniversary,” on Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m. in the Friends Room. Guest speakers Pedro Chan, Robert CupChoy and Angeline Chu will present talks on the history, contributions and significance of Sun Yat-sen, the father of Modern China in recognition of his 150th birthday anniversary. A question and answer session will follow the panel presentations.
Guest speaker Robert CupChoy is a historian who researched Sun Yat-sen’s birthplace on Maui, Hawaii and on the Kamaole Ranch on Maui where his brother Sun Mei lived. He has participated in a forum on Sun Yat-sen at the University of Hawaii on Oahu.
As part of the program, the public is invited to view two exhibits on Sun Yat-sen in the library. Through December 29, the public can view a 36 panel photo exhibit on Sun Yat-sen from the Guangdong Museum of Revolutionary History and the Whampoa Military Academy Memorial. The exhibit was organized by Pedro Chan, Ph.D. and has toured other public libraries. A smaller poster exhibit on the early years of Sun Yat-sen before the 1911 Revolution will be on display in the Friends Room during the featured program on Sunday.
For more information about the free program, contact the library at 626-307-1368 and/or follow on Twitter @MontereyParkLib.
The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is the city’s public library located at 318 S. Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Library hours are Sunday 1-5 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday 12-9 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more City of Monterey Park news and information, please visit the city website at www.MontereyPark.ca.gov.
Cindy Costales Senior Librarian Adult and Teen Services