In September 28, 2011, the‘Exhibition of Sun Yat-sen and Nanjing Provisional Government of the Republic of China’ was opened. The exhibition was divided into themes: Recovery of Nanjing; Sun Yat-sen elected as Provisional President; The nine minister cabinet and Senate legislation; the abdication of the Qing emperor; issuing of the Provisional Constitution; Civilian president was respected; Reform of the old system and honor of heroes. The exhibition records major historical events from when Sun Yat-sen took his oath of office as interim president on January 1, 1912, to his proclamation on April 1 - and shows the great contributions Sun Yat-sen and his interim government of Nanjing made in promoting the process of historical development of China .
A display of relics and historical materials of Hong Xiuquan and the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, include the throne of king, his study, the harem, confidential room landscape modeling, and illustrates the palace’s former glory.
In the Qing dynasty, the area known as Liangjiang comprised the region of Jiangnan(including the provinces of Jiangsu and Anhui)and Jiangxi provinces. Shanghai was in Jiangsu’s area at that time. In the 247 years from 1665, when the Liangjiang Viceroy was set up, to 1911 there were altogether 86 persons appointed as Liangjiang Viceroy, which comprised 98 terms of office. The exhibition consists of three parts: historical materials display, exhibition hall building restoration, restoration of exhibition of the first row hall. The famous historian Dai yi wrote the exhibition board.
Display of the relics and historical materials of the presidential palace is located on the first floor of the Administration Bureau of The National Government offices. The name of the exhibition was written by Mr. Cheng Siyuan. There are six parts in the exhibition and many treasured historical photographs and files displayed show the passing tracks of history of the Presidential Palace.
The exhibition, which includes more than 300 precious historical photos, documents, and a large number of exhibits, mainly reflects the administrative offices of the National Government during the ten years from its establishment in 1928 to the outbreak of the anti-Japanese War in 1937 before it moved to Chongqing. The Executive Yuan was the highest administrative organ of the national government. The exhibition shows the interior, foreign affairs policy of the National Government at that time, and the work styles of the former premiers Tan Yankai, Chiang Kai-shek, Song Ziwen, Sun Ke, et al. The name of the exhibition was written by Mr. Jiang Yongjing when he was 91 years old, a well-known Taiwan historian.