Song Ching Ling Memorial Residence in Shanghai
Song Ching Ling was the wife Sun Yat-sen (Sun Zhongshan). It was Sun Yat-sen who founded the Komingtang Party and Republic of China, with the abdication of Emperor Puyi. Sun Yat-sen is considered the father of modern China and revered throughout the country. Song Ching Ling was always in strong support of her husband. On his death, she continued to be politically active. Both through the Republican years, and on into the People's Republic. She became a prominent figure within the Chinese Communist Party. This house on Huaihai Middle Road was her primary residence from 1949. It was given to her by the government at that time after she donated her previous residence as a museum and memorial of her late husband. Today her house has been converted into a museum to honour and remember her life and achievements.