Through more than 90 pieces of precious cultural relics, the exhibition reviews Dr. Sun Yat-sen's observations and thinking of the May 4th Movement. On the afternoon of May 16, 2019, Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation held its team construction activities. Its staff went to Sun Yat-sen Former Residence in Shanghai to visit "Pioneer and Forerunner -Sun Yat-sen and the May Fourth Movement Pictures and Historical Materials Exhibition."
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the May Fourth movement. Sponsored by the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Research Institute and the Shanghai Sun Yat-sen and Soong Ching Ling Cultural Relic Management Committee, “Pioneer and Forerunner -Sun Yat-sen and the May 4th Movement Pictures and Historical Materials Exhibition” was officially open to the public on May 8, 2019.
The exhibition consists of three themed parts: "Frustration and Diversion ", "Support and Guidance" and "Exploration and Innovation". SSCLF’s staff carefully examined more than 90 historical pictures and cultural relics, which were on display. Among them, 20 pieces of pictures and cultural relics are extremely valuable, including the English edition of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's “The Industrial Project” and “The Full Map of China's Railways”, planned and designed by Dr. Sun when he wrote and edited “The Industrial Project”. According to the introduction, Sun Yat-sen marked circle dots himself on the "China Railway Map". Through the visit to the exhibition, everyone had in-depth insight of the process in which Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the great forerunner of China's democratic revolution participated in the patriotic movement, and the process of ideological enlightenment and transformation under the influence of the May Fourth movement.
After the visit, all staff of the foundation visited the memorial hall of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's former residence in Shanghai. This is the place that Dr. Sun Yat-sen lived and engaged in revolutionary activities, as well as the historical place where witnessed his ideological development and sublimation.
A group photo of SSCLF’s staff in front of Sun Yat-sen's bronze statue