Born in 1890, Chiang Wei-shui adopted Syuegu as his hao-or style name-later in life. Chiang was a native of Yilan, and his ancestors originally hailed from Longsi County in the Jhangjhou area of Fujian Province. He first studied Chinese with Jhang Jing-guang, a Confucian scholar in Yilan and then he entered the Yilan Public School. In 1915, he graduated from the Medical School of the Governor-Generalship of Taiwan (the forerunner of the College of Medicine, National Taiwan University). In 1916, he opened Daan Hospital in the Dadaocheng area of Taipei. Numerous times, he participated in drafting a petition for a Taiwan parliament. In 1921, he founded the Taiwan Cultural Association. In 1926, he founded the Culture Bookstore. Chiang was a powerful mover and shaker behind the Taiwan People’s Party, which was founded in 1927. In 1928, he founded the Taiwanese Labor Alliance. He was a central figure in the colonial resistance movement and one of the most influential political leaders during the Japanese occupation. He devoted himself body and soul to the people of Taiwan until the day he died of typhus in 1931. He was eulogized as the "savior of the Taiwanese People." To commemorate his selfless devotion to Taiwan, this Post is issuing a stamp based on his portrait. The stamp is printed in brown with a colored marginal inscription.
(1) First Day Cover to be sold at NT$2.00 apiece. (2) Folder especially prepared for the stamp to be sold at NT$5.00 apiece. (3) Folder with crystal mount for better protection of the stamp to be sold at NT$5.00 apiece. (4) Loose-leaf stamp album page with plastic cover to be sold at NT$8.00 apiece. (5) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with the stamp to be sold at NT$27.00 apiece. To purchase relative stamp, the public can go directly to the post office branches, or order on line at http://stamp.post.gov.tw