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  1. Celebrating the birth of modern China

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This year marks the centenary of the Xinhai Revolution, an event that led to the birth of modern China. The revolution, named after the sexagenary cycle of the Chinese calendar, brought ... Provincial Museum jointly present 'Centenary of China's 1911 Revolution' at the Hong Kong Museum of History from now until May 16. The exhibition features more than 150 items, ...

  2. Forgotten benefactor helped hide the movement's leaders

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Revolution now running at the Museum of History, Li Ki-tong, a man of wealth and position who donated his fortune at the cost of bankruptcy, is mentioned nowhere, even though the exhibition has ... to the revolutionary cause. However, Li's family did not support the revolution. He once even suggested to his comrades a plan to kidnap himself and then secure a ransom from his family to be used ...

  3. Broken dreams

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they were branded 'evil ghosts', or counter-revolutionaries, in the Cultural Revolution. Wong was separated from her four children, who were sent down to the countryside in widely ... Revolution. During the second world war, Wong's husband went to Chongqing to join the fight against the Japanese, working for the Nationalist government. She waited out the war in Guangdong, ...

  4. The Centenary of China's 1911 Revolution

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Guangzhou-born artist Fong So's paintings (including The May Fourth Movement, left) and woodcut prints exploring the Xinhai revolution and its influence on China. Opens today. Daily, 1pm-5pm, Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall, HKUST, Clear Water Bay. Inquiries: 2358 6149. Ends Sept 18. Opens tomorrow. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, Sat, 9am-1pm, Lobby gallery, Chung Chi College Administrative ...

  5. Fund may back centenary

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan The Mega Events Fund may subsidise the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Xinhai Revolution, which resulted in the founding of the provisional government of the Republic of China and the downfall of the Qing dynasty, the Tourism Commission told a Legislative Council panel. Legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip (pictured) said cities such as Zhongshan had ...

  6. Cities vie for centenary honours but Beijing trumps

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Four cities on the mainland are competing for the honour of leading celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai revolution- Wuhan, Guangzhou, Nanjing ... for the anniversary in 2008 and is spending 20 billion yuan (HK$23.46 billion) on projects related- more or less- to it. They include a Xinhai revolution museum, tower and park, a cultural district, ...

  7. Centenary celebrations

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan China's 1911 revolution started 100 years ago today. It would go on to overthrow the Qing dynasty and 2,000 years of imperial rule. The historic event is also known as the Xinhai revolution. October 10 was celebrated as National Day on the mainland until the victory of communism in 1949. The day continues to be celebrated in Taiwan. Several organisations in Hong ...

  8. Superb visual record puts the 1911 revolution in context

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... one-third of which are seen for the first time. Launched on the eve of the centenary of the Xinhai Revolution, the book is in fact about more than just the gunfire that ended China's dynastic ... Oliver Chou China in Revolution: The Road to 1911 by Liu Heung-shing Hong Kong University Press If a picture paints a thousand words, Liu Heung-shing's latest opus on China's ...

  9. 1911 revolution

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... convert Hong Xiuquan, sees southern China descend into civil war. It becomes an inspiration for Sun Yat-sen, who will lead the 1911 revolution decades later. 1861-1895 The Self-Strengthening ... defeat and most revolutionaries are killed. October 10, 1911 Revolutionary groups organise Wuchang uprising in the Hubei city of Wuchang. It serves as a catalyst for the 1911 revolution, which ...

  10. Cradle of revolt hoping to cash in

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li in Wuhan raymond.li@scmp.com Wuhan has been one big construction site for the past three years. With city planners seeing the centenary of the 1911 revolution as a rare ... on the restoration of three 1911 revolution heritage sites, including Li Yuanhong's tomb near the east gate of Central China Normal University. Li's tomb, once located in a crammed space of 1,300 ...




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