Jun 22, 2008

100th Anniversary of the National Taiwan Museum FDC from TAIWAN

FDC Name:100th Anniversary of the National Taiwan Museum.
Issue date:29 May 2008.
Details: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.
  • NT$5.00: The Yellow Tiger Flag of Democratic TaiwanIn 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.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.
  • Miniature sheet(S/s): 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.

Remark:Nice FDC posted by my friend from Taiwan

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