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Commemorative 193 70th Anniversary of Mandarin Phonetic Symbols Commemorative Issue (1983)

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Stamp SN B193
Stamp Name Commemorative 193 70th Anniversary of Mandarin Phonetic Symbols Commemorative Issue (1983)
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Education, Culture && Education, Activities
Issue date 1983-05-22
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 30x40
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc., R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Lee Kuang-chi
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper
with gum
Back
Perforation 13 1/2


   The Mandarin Phonetic Symbols are a system for Mandarin pronunciation, which was developed in 1913 by the Chinese Pronunciation Unification Committee under the chairmanship of Mr. Wu Ching-heng. It consists of thirty seven symbols, namely, twenty one initials and sixteen finals. Generally speaking, the initial is the beginning sound of the whole syllable of a Chinese letter, while the final the rest of the syllable of a Chinese letter. For seventy years, the symbols have done much in unifying the pronunciation of Chinese words, resulting in making education universal and society harmonious.