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Yip to discuss history of Sun Yat-sen on Maui

By Staff | Jan 3, 2013


LAHAINA – “A History of Dr. Sun Yat-sen on Maui” will be offered at Lahaina Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 1:30 p.m. in the Children’s Section.

Dr. Busaba Yip, cultural director of the Wo Hing Museum in Lahaina, will conduct a brief presentation about Yat-sen, known as the “Father of Modern China,” who also had local ties to Hawaii as well as Maui.

Yat-sen was a Chinese revolutionist and a western medical doctor who began his education in Hawaii. Dr. Yip’s presentation will commemorate the 101st year Anniversary of Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s presidency.

Following the presentation, Dr. Yip will lead a walking tour of Lahaina Chinatown from the library to the Wo Hing Museum. The one-hour program is suitable for ages 12 and older.

Lahaina Public Library is located at 680 Wharf St. For more information, call the library at 662-3950.