In 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 Future".

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 history.

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enrich the content of the documentary, we warmly welcome organizations and friends both in China and abroad to provide unpublished materials and anecdotes.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.