Special 229 Famous Chinese–Chen Tien–hue–Portrait Postage Stamp (1986)

Stamp SN D229
Stamp Name Special 229 Famous Chinese–Chen Tien–hue–Portrait Postage Stamp (1986)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Martyrs
Issue date 1986-03-29
Suspersion date 民國75年09月29日
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 27x37
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10<br>
Print color
Paper Locally-made 76-lb 〝郵〞(post)<br>watermarked paper with red-blue fiber<br>
Perforation 13 1/2x12 1/2


   Chen Tien-hua (1875-1905) was a native of Hsin-hua, Hunan Province. He was honest, patriotic, and skilled in writing. While he studied in Japan, Russian troops were invading northeast China. China was on the verge of being sliced apart by the imposing Powers. To arouse his fellow countrymen's patriotism, he wrote dozens of letters with the blood of his cut fingers, eloquently expressing his worries and ideas about the future of China. When revolutionaries, Huang Hsin and Sung Chiao-jen, set up the revolutionary organization〝Hua Hsin Hui〞 to revolt in Hunan Province, he came back to join it. The plan failed, but he escaped to Japan again. In 1905, at the age of thirty-one, he wrote a farewell to show his anger at Japanese restrictions on foreign students. On November 12, 1905, he committed suicide by jumping into the sea. Chen was a passionate revolutionary writer; On Revolution in China, Meng Hui Tou, and Ching Shih Chung were his works.

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