Upcoming Exhibits & Events
Stamped: China Proclaims Its Changing of the Guard
Saturday, August 16, 2014 | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Reception to follow in Chuang Garden
$4.00 Admission | Free for SDCHM Members and children under 12
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension
328 J Stret | San Diego, Ca 92101
How does a country that covers nearly 4 million square miles with over 500 million residents announce a change in government and rule?
Join us as we explore this question and life in China during the civil war on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00pm at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension.
The Chinese Civil War (1945-1949) was not just about ideology and combat, hyperinflation during the war years also played a crucial role in allowing Mao Zedong’s 毛澤東 Communist Army to triumph over Chiang Kai-shek’s 蔣介石 Nationalist Government. This exhibition and presentation by Hugh Lawrence and James Tung will examine the military and economic circumstances of the Civil War, including the hyperinflation of late 1948 and early 1949. This exhibit features actual mailed envelopes with postage stamps of the period, as well as currency, photographs, and documents that graphically illustrate this time of tremendous social upheaval. Hugh Lawrence studied Chinese language and history before becoming a lawyer and pursuing his Sinological passion through collecting stamps, especially from the late Chinese Civil War period.