Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Time magazine cover from 1955 about Chiang Kai-Shek (蔣介石) leader of China from 1930 to 1949. After the Communist victory in the Chinese Civil War, Chiang and members of his party retreated to Taiwan, where he continued to serve as leader until his death in 1975.

Thanks to Charles, who was visiting Taiwan!

Stamp depicting jujube, a popular fruit eaten throughout Asia. Dried fruits are often used to make certain varieties of Chinese tea and in the traditional Chinese wedding ceremony, the jujube was often placed in the newlyweds' bedroom as a good luck charm for fertility.

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