Arrival of the children of Sun Yat Sen, 1912.

Children of Sun Yat Sen Welcomed with Enthusiasm

With the arrival of the Steamship Shinyo Maru last Monday from Japan and China, it carried aboard her the children of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, and they were warmly welcomed by the local Chinese of this town.

For the two weeks that the children spend here in Honolulu nei, they will be honored guests of the Chinese societies, and there will be constant parties given for them until they leave for San Francisco. Continue reading


Sun Yat Sen arrives, 1903.

Doctor Sun Yet Sen [Sun Yat Sen].

With the arrival of the steamship Siberia this past Monday from the ports of the East, Doctor Sun Yat Sen arrived in Honolulu, the Chinese man who is shaking the hereditary throne of the Empress Dowager of China, and the one who is feared by those  loyal to the throne all over China [aina pua].

He came quietly; it was not known that he was coming, and here he is staying with a friend. He came from Yokohama, Japan, where he was living for a long time to plan an uprising in China.

He is a young man educated in Hawaii nei at the College of Iolani, and he is a cousin of S. Ahmi, that wealthy Chinese man of Maui. He will perhaps be here for three months in Hawaii, and he will maybe spend some time with his cousin in Maui.

Sun Yat Sen is a young Chinese educated in Hawaii, and from here, he moved to England to study medicine. He travelled around the world, and after seeing the different governments of the world, he realized that here are the Chinese at the rear of progress in this age of enlightenment.

Because of this, within him grew the thought to return to China to start to educate the Chinese in things of progress, however, the government resisted. Therefore, there grew a struggle between the government and the people who want the nation of China to move forward and be equal to the other countries of the world; and this resulted in the start of a revolution.

In the month of September 1900, Sun Yat Sen took the leadership of young Chinese in starting a revolutionary war against the government. The Manchu [Manaku] of China. When he began the uprising, it was found that he only had 600 soldiers under his leadership for this revolution against the government with a population of four hundred million people

He decided to create a Republic in China, and this was his first act. 4,000 soldiers were sent to fight against him, and in the beginning, he was winning. However, because the inciting of uprisings in other places in China did not go well, the government soldiers were not dispersed, and so they came down in force upon Doctor Sun. He was crushed and some of his fellow leaders were captured and beheaded.

He fled from China after being routed, however, this did not end his efforts to incite a revolution to crush the government which holds the Chinese people in stupidity.

This name of Sun Yat Sen is feared by the royalty of China, and therefore, they proclaimed that a great sum of money will be given to the person who brings the head of that person who they fear before the throne of the Empress Dowager of China.

He is putting effort into raising substantial funds to start a new revolution in China.

These days, Sun Yat Sen is famous all over the world, and he is called the “Morning Star of the Progressive Era of China.”

(Kuokoa, 10/16/1903, p. 8)

Kauka Sun Yet Sen.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLI, Helu 42, Aoao 8. Okatoba 16, 1903.

This is pretty awesome. A hundred years ago, Sun Yat-sen’s son, Sun Fo is leaving for China, 1912.

[Found under: “Local News”]

Here in Honolulu is Sun Fo, the child of Dr. Sun Yat-sen who is serving as President of the Republic of China. Just as his father was a favorite of the Chinese of this town, so too is he being treated with great affection these days. He is on his way to meet up with his father. This boy was born at Kamaole, Kula, Maui, in 1892, and he graduated from Saint Louis School the past year. He will continue his travels to China aboard the Chiyomaru. This Thursday, he visited with Governor Frear and Queen Liliuokalani.

[It seems many other sources like this one say Sun Fo was not born here in Hawaii… “Sun Yat-sen in Hawai’i: Activities and Supporters”]

(Aloha Aina, 1/6/1912, p. 4)

Eia i Honolulu nei o Sun Fo...

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XVI, Helu 1, Aoao 4. Ianuari 6, 1912.