commemoration of the great pioneer of Chinese Revolution,
the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party has approved
the China Central Television to put on the 8-part documentary
"Sun Yat-sen" on October 10, 2001. The production team of
"Sun Yat-sen" has traced the footsteps of Sun Yat-sen in Japan,
Britain, the United States, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Macao,
and Taiwan to bring the history to life.
The production team has come with vast experience in making
large-scale documentaries, including "Mao Zedong", "Deng Xiaoping",
"Overlooking the Great Wall", and "Let History Foretell the
This documentary series realistically recorded the research
results of both Chinese and overseas scholars. Through memories
by concerned persons and the exhibition of many historical
archives, sites, and relics, the documentary attempts to expound
the 59 years of Sun Yat-sen's life and over a hundred years
of Chinese history related to this great revolutionist. The
documentary has also recorded those of his important followers,
against the background of the changeable times in which they
lived. Their live stories, together with the recount of relevant
events, have made up a biography with a strong sense of Chinese
Many historical photos and films will
be published for the first time. The production of
this documentary series is made possible by the support and
co-operation of National Archives of United States, the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs, the Keishicho of Japan, and the British
Library, who have provided precious archives about Sun Yat-sen.
Sun Yat-sen died in 1925 at the age of 59. Year 2001 is the
135th anniversary of his birth. The people being interviewed
for this documentary series included those who had met Sun
Yat-sen in person and his third generation grandchildren.
Starting October 10, 2001, the 90th anniversary of the
1911 Revolution, CCTV will broadcast the 8-part documentary
series, "Sun Yat-sen", with 50 minutes for each part.
The documentary will be produced in VCD format dubbed in different
language and dialect versions, including English, Japanese,
Cantonese, and southern Fujianese, etc.
Due to historical reasons, a majority of materials related
to Sun Yat-sen and the event of 1911 Revolution has been lost
and scattered in different parts of the world. In order to
enrich the content of the documentary, we warmly welcome organizations
and friends both in China and abroad to provide unpublished
materials and anecdotes. We appreciate your support and assistance.