Walk in Shanghai – Former Residence of Sun Yat-Sen
Sun Yat-sen (12 November 1866 – 12 March 1925) was a Chinese statesman, physician, and political philosopher, who served as the provisional first president of the Republic of China and the first leader of the Kuomintang (Nationalist Party of China). He is called the “Father of the Nation” in the Republic of China, and the “Forerunner of the Revolution” in the People’s Republic of China for his instrumental role in the overthrow of the Qing dynasty during the Xinhai Revolution. Sun is unique among 20th-century Chinese leaders for being widely revered in both mainland China and Taiwan.
The Former Residence of Sun Yat-sen (上海中山故居) is located near Fuxing Park in Huangpu District, Shanghai.
Sun Yat-sen lived in this house from 1918 with his wife Soong Ching-ling. After his death, Sun’s wife continued to live here until 1937.
There is now an exhibition centre presenting Sun Yat-sen’s life, together with some artifacts and a statue of Sun Yat-sen outside.