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Special 216 Famous Chinese - Tsou Jung–Portrait Postage Stamp (1985)

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Stamp SN D216
Stamp Name Special 216 Famous Chinese - Tsou Jung–Portrait Postage Stamp (1985)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Martyrs
Issue date 1985-03-29
Suspersion date 1986-03-29
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 27x37
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Paper Locally-made 76-lb 〝郵〞 (post)
watermarked paper with red-
blue fiber
Perforation 131/2x121/2

    Martyr Tsou Jung (1882-1905) was a native of Pa Hsien, Szech-wan Province. In his upbringing, he admired strongly the anti-Ching cause and the to-know-is-to-act theories left by Ming loyalists of the early Ching Dynasty. He studied for some time in Japan, where his sharp tongue made him an eloquent orator among his fellow students. He is remembered by his book, The Revolutionary Army, in which he exemplified the essentials of revolution and offered suggestions for national reconstruction. The outstanding language and clear content filled with thunderous passion made the book an instant sensation among intelligentsia both at home and abroad before the Revolution of 1911. It served as a great motivation to the Revolution, and to the just and righteous of that time gave encouragement and inspiration. Martyr Tsou was arrested because of the Su Pao (Newspaper Su) case, and later died in prison of the foreign settlement in Shanghai. When the Republic was founded, he was posthumously ennobled as a Great General.

  The design of the stamp was recommended by the Party History Committee, Central Committee of the Kuomintang.