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2011 Centenary of Xinhai Revolution Stamps & s/s. HONG KONG.
Date of Issue: Oct. 10, 2011.
A hundred years ago, the nationwide Xinhai Revolution brought an end to thousands of years of dynastic rule in China and spawned a new era.
The s/s affixed with two $5 stamps, adopts a newspaper layout design. The stamp on the right gives an account of Dr Sun Yat-sen´s election as president of the Tongmenghui and his proclamation in Min Bao (People´s Journal) of the Three Principles of the People, namely "Nationalism, Democracy and People´s Livelihood". The stamp on the left shows the Central School (present-day Queen´s College) in Hong Kong where Dr Sun was educated in his late teens.
$1.40 - The 72 Martyrs of Huanghuagang
On 27 April 1911, the Tongmenghui (Chinese Revolutionary Alliance) revolted in Guangzhou. The revolutionaries fought bravely against the Qing army. Outnumbered, they were defeated and many lost their lives. Seventy-two of them were buried together at Huanghuagang in Guangzhou. They are known as "the 72 Martyrs of Huanghuagang".
The 4 stamps:
$2.40 - Wuchang Uprising
On 10 October 1911, the revolutionaries staged an uprising in Wuchang. Following a fierce overnight battle, the Governor-General´s office was seized and Wuchang fell to the revolutionaries. With news of the victory spreading rapidly to various parts of the country, one uprising followed another. In less than two months, 14 provinces and municipalities declared independence, and the rule of the Qing Dynasty began to collapse. From then on, China moved from an imperial regime to a republican system, starting a new page in history.
$3 - Important Revolutionary Figures
Cai Yuanpei and Zhang Taiyan, leaders of the Guangfuhui (Restoration Society), as well as HuangXing and Song Jiaoren, founders of the Huaxinghui (Society for the Revival of China), were forerunners of the Xinhai Revolution. They were instrumental in bringing about a successful revolutionary cause and their contributions were enormous.
$5 - Dr Sun Yat-sen Assuming the Office of Provisional President
On 1 January 1912, Dr Sun Yat-sen was sworn in as Provisional President in Nanjing. In his inaugural declaration, he set out five administrative objectives, with national unity and harmony as the top priority.
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