Sun Yat-sen’s Birth

Sun Yat-sen was born in 1866 in Cuiheng, a village in the very southern tip of Guangdong province, near the present day city of Zhuhai.

Guangdong Provice

Sun’s family was too poor to put their children through traditional Confucian education. Instead, Sun went to live with his older brother, Sun Mei, in Honolulu in 1882. There he absorbed foreign culture and religion, becoming a devout Christian.

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