Right now in this country, with its many national groups, all the old heroes are being called back to life-Jefferson, Jackson, Pulaski, Garibaldi, Booker T. Washington, Sun Yat-sen, Danny O’Connell, Abraham Lincoln and countless others are being asked to step once again upon the stage of history.
Ralph Ellison -- Invisible Man
At the end of the program, the faculty turned their backs to the students, and everyone bowed the three bows toward the picture of Doctor Sun Yat-sen, who was a western surgeon before he became a revolutionary.
Maxine Hong Kingston -- The Woman Warrior
You know Sun Yat-sen, hah?" I nodded.
Amy Tan -- The Joy Luck Club
The men had cut their pigtails to defy the Manchus and to help Sun Yat-sen, fellow Cantonese.