The seated figure statue was donated in 1965 by the Kuo Min Tang Society of Honolulu.
The ceremony was held in November 1965 to coincide with Dr. Sun's centennial birthday anniversary.
The statue is a reduced replica of one sculpted in Paris in 1928 by Paul Maximilien Landowski. Both this one and a similar one at the Honolulu International Airport were made by Liao Wei-lin.
The standing figure statue was dedicated in 2008, made possible by the City Mill Company, Ltd and the David C. Ai Charitable Trust.
The statue depicts a young Dr. Sun and was designed by Master Chu Tat Shing; who also made the one in Honolulu's Chinatown Gateway Park and the one in front of the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum in Hong Kong.
Mural in the 'Iolani School Archives.
-- Ai, Chung Kun. My Seventy Nine Years in Hawaii. Hong Kong: Cosmorana Pictorial, 1960.
-- Hawaii. Dept. of Public Instruction. "Biennial Report of the President of the Board of Education to the Legislative Assembly." Honolulu, 1880, p. 25. <https://hdl.handle.net/2027/nyp.33433081635785?urlappend=%3Bseq=7>
-- Daily Pacific Commercial Advertiser, July 31, 1882.
-- Hawaiian Church Chronicle, September, 1912.
-- Pacific Commercial Advertiser, August 5, 1882. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015418/1882-08-05/ed-1/seq-5/>
-- Soong, Irma Tam. "Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's Christian Schooling in Hawaii," Hawaiian Journal of History, vol. 31, 1997. <http://hdl.handle.net/10524/527>
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