Sun Yat-sen exhibition opens along the Suzhou Creek
People walking on the riverside path along Suzhou Creek may see an exhibition about China's famous revolutionary Sun Yat-sen when they pass East China University of Political Science and Law.
The monthlong exhibition was launched on Sunday to mark the 98th anniversary of Sun's death. It includes panels displaying photos and texts about Sun's lifelong story, especially the revolutions he led, such as the the 1911 Revolution which overthrew the imperial Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and put an end to over 2,000 years of feudal rule in China.
The panels are installed besides the university.
Sun delivered a speech about the importance of science education to students on February 1 in 1913 at the university' Yen Hall, a building inaugurated in 1904 in honor of Chinese pastor Yen Yun-kiung, a leading contributor to the founding of St. John's College. East China University of Political Science and Law was built in 1952 on the site of the college.
The exhibition is a new attempt by the university to enable Shanghai residents to have a glimpse into its historical and cultural resources.
In 2021, East China University of Political Science and Law was the first university in the city to welcome local residents to walk into its campus to enjoy the beautiful environment and take a close look at its historical buildings, including Yen Hall.
Currently, only students, faculty, alumni and invited guests are allowed to enter the campus.