Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Taiwan National Museum FDCs

Taiwan FDCs
Name: 100th Anniversary of the National Taiwan Museum
Date of Issue: 29 May 2008
Number: Com.312

Formerly the Taiwan Governor-General's Museum, the National Taiwan Museum, founded in 1908, is the oldest museum in Taiwan. The museum's focus is on natural history. 2008 is the 100th anniversary since the founding of the National Taiwan Museum.

The Yellow Tiger Flag of Democratic Taiwan
In 1895, the Cing Dynasty of China ceded Taiwan to Japan. The local gentry petitioned unsuccessfully for the Cing court to reverse the decision. Without China's support, people in Taiwan declared independence and established the Republic of Formosa. The republic's flag featured a yellow tiger on a blue ground. They intentionally chose the tiger, which, however formidable, falls behind the Cing court's dragon.

NT$5.00: A portrait of Jheng Cheng-gong (traditional Chinese: 鄭成功)
This portrait is the earliest and most lifelike of all the extant Jheng portraits. It is believed that Jheng commissioned an artist to paint this portrait in Tainan. In 1911, it was included in the collection of the Taiwan Shrine. Later, a Japanese governor of Taiwan ordered a Japanese painter to make a copy and put it in Kaishan Shrine. That copy is also part of the museum collection today.

M/S's Background: A map of Taiwan
This is the earliest extant map of Taiwan painted on a horizontal silk scroll in the style of Chinese landscape painting. It is 569 cm in length and 70 cm in width. In 1902 the Office of the Taiwan Governor-General bought this map. It then became one of the important holdings of the Taiwan Governor-General's Museum. The museum commissioned painters to paint copies of it, and these copies are likewise found in the National Taiwan Museum's collection.

Comment: Do you know Jheng Cheng-gong or Zheng Chenggong? He was a very famous general in Chinese history. But I searched his name in Wikipedia.com, I only found "Koxinga". Interesting! I know this name in Chinese, but it is the first time that I see it in English.


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世清 said...

他用台灣集郵報導的資料 還有郵票圖 這都是公共財,集郵報導一個公告報導,都是無著作權的,

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世清 said...

國家宣傳刊物 集郵報導 是公開著作權的



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