Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Change

As a group, we took a tour to Chinatown in San Francisico and it was quite informing. As a student who applied to this competiton last year, I found this tour a little more interesting than architecture. Rick Evans, our tour guide, blew my mind away with the facts of the history. If I had a chance to take another tour, I would grasp it. Chinatown itself can be so small, but after such a great tour, I realized it is bigger than I imagined. The aspect of just knowing how long it has existed and how much the town itself went through, my mind has expanded on another level. What interested me the most was the statue of Sun Yat Sen. The statue was created in honor of such great dignity of his time being a commander over China. There was supposed to be a new emperor, but he was the age of five years old. Sun Yat Sen was such a leader he stood up for the rights of his people to correcting such abomination. After abandoning his future of wanting to be a doctor, time past and he soon became the commander, leading his country into good grace. The people of chinese decent who moved to San Francisco for gold would where black and had long braided ponytails because of the law. Sun Yat Sen demolished the law of clothing in all black and braided ponytails to live in freedom. Which such leadership, he was inspiring and was commited to such determination to spread the freedom until he met commander Mao. Commander Mao ended up fighting against Sun Yat Sen in a civil war and prevailed. With those actions partakened, China was forever seperate and the question remains: "Which is the real China?" That however never really set into my mind. My question for the rich history was, "Would it have been different if commander Sun Yat Sen would have won the civil war?" China could have been a whole country, united as one in harmony. There could have been a magnificent change in history, but either way it would have went Sun Yat Sen would still be looked at as a great man and there is not a change about that.

(Photo creds google img. 1886-1925)
 -Meryssa Mayshack


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