officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.
Neighbors include China (officially the People's Republic of China,
abbreviated as PRC) to the west, Japan to the northeast, and the
Philippines to the south. Taiwan is the most populous state that is not
a member of the United Nations, and the one with the largest economy.
In 1895, military defeat forced China's Qing Dynasty to cede Taiwan to
Japan. Taiwan came under Chinese Nationalist control after World War
II. Following the communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million
Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using the 1947
constitution drawn up for all of China. Beginning in the 1950s, the
ruling authorities gradually democratized and incorporated the local
population within the governing structure. This process expanded
rapidly in the 1980s. In 2000, Taiwan underwent its first peaceful
transfer of power from the Nationalist to the Democratic Progressive
Party. Throughout this period, the island prospered and became one of
East Asia's economic "Tigers." The dominant political issues continue
to be the relationship between Taiwan and China - specifically the
question of Taiwan's eventual status - as well as domestic political
and economic reform.
1946, stocks of Chinese stamps were overprinted with new values in sen
and "for use in Taiwan only". This was followed by an issue in March
1947 marking Chiang Kai-shek's 60th birthday; four small characters in
the background say "for Taiwan only". Subsequent stamp issues followed
the same pattern through 1948.
So far Taiwan
doesn't issue any stamp directly related to
Some other stamps to consider
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number to see all Paleontology and
Paleoanthropology related stamps issued in the year.
"Scenery Souvenir Sheet – Taitung County" [A1]
(number 4) of "Scenery
Souvenir Sheet – Taitung County" souvenir
sheet show National Museum of
Prehistory. It is Taiwan’s first museum
dedicated to prehistoric and
indigenous cultures, the first museum to contain a prehistoric site and
eco-park in the premises, and the first national museum built on the
east coast of Taiwan. There are at least two permanent exhibitions that
feet to our topic: The
Ice Age and Human Evolution