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#1 General_Zhaoyun

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:14 AM

For those who are awared of chinese history, Imperial seal were used in ancient China by Emperor used for stamping and approval of Imperial documents. They were essentially symbol of power in ancient China.

The Republic of China (ROC) continues to use seals for approval of government documents. They continued to symbolize political power. Government Seals are still used in Taiwan ROC today for stamping and approving government documents.

Below are some examples of government seals used by ROC.

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Seals indicating the word "中华民国玉玺" (Seal of Republic of China)

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The recent Presidential Inauguration in Taiwan ROC, whereby the President-elect Ma Ying-jeou receives the Seal of Republic of China (Taiwan), the Seal of Honor, the Presidential Seal and Stamp

I'm trying to search for more info about seals in PRC, but didn't manage to find much info. The only government seal I've found is the one by Mao Zedong in 1949.

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PRC Seal signed by Mao Zedong

Can someone provide more info about government seals used by ROC and PRC?

[Just some comments:
Sorry to some members who are from PRC, the seal from PRC doesn't look too aesthetic, formal or 'traditionally chinese' as compared to seals from ROC. ROC appears to be more traditionally chinese and uses seal character, which is artistically nicer]
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#2 Manguo

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 11:27 PM

For those who are awared of chinese history, Imperial seal were used in ancient China by Emperor used for stamping and approval of Imperial documents. They were essentially symbol of power in ancient China.

The Republic of China (ROC) continues to use seals for approval of government documents. They continued to symbolize political power. Government Seals are still used in Taiwan ROC today for stamping and approving government documents.

Below are some examples of government seals used by ROC.

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Seals indicating the word "中华民国玉玺" (Seal of Republic of China)

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The recent Presidential Inauguration in Taiwan ROC, whereby the President-elect Ma Ying-jeou receives the Seal of Republic of China (Taiwan), the Seal of Honor, the Presidential Seal and Stamp

I'm trying to search for more info about seals in PRC, but didn't manage to find much info. The only government seal I've found is the one by Mao Zedong in 1949.

Posted Image

PRC Seal signed by Mao Zedong

Can someone provide more info about government seals used by ROC and PRC?

[Just some comments:
Sorry to some members who are from PRC, the seal from PRC doesn't look too aesthetic, formal or 'traditionally chinese' as compared to seals from ROC. ROC appears to be more traditionally chinese and uses seal character, which is artistically nicer]


Hmm very interesting!

Thanks for posting these pictures - where, by the way, did you find the picture of Mao's seal?

I've seen a couple of PRC seals, and they seem pretty boring and non-traditional. Most of the ones I've seen are circular in shape, with a red star in the middle surrounded by the text.




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