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Special 291 Famous Chinese - Hsiung Cheng-Chi - Portrait Postage Stamp (1991)

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Stamp SN D291
Stamp Name Special 291 Famous Chinese - Hsiung Cheng-Chi - Portrait Postage Stamp (1991)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Martyrs
Issue date 1991-03-28
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 27x37
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Engraver Wang Shuh-shih
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Intaglio
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper with gum
Perforation 13 1/2x12 1/2

  Hsiung Cheng-chi (1887-1910) was a native of Chiang Tu, Kiangsu Province. He studied military science at Anhwei Military Academy. After graduation he served as an artillery officer in the Anhwei New Force. He joined Ni Ying-tien and other revolutionaries in The Cavalry and Artillery Battalions to plan an uprising. They wanted to occupy An-chin to set up a military base for revolution. In October 1908, they launched uprisings at An`chin while an autumn maneuver was held at Taihu. Though Hsiung and his compatriots fought bravely, the united military action was defeated by the Ching Army. After the unsuccessful revolt in Anhwei, Hsiung went to northeastern China intending to assassinate the minister of Navy, Tai Hsun; unfortunately, the plan failed and martyr Hsiung was captured and died for the cause of the Revolution at the age of twenty-four.