Obverse
Obverse

Obverse

Reverse

Reverse

Obverse Canton

Obverse Canton

Reverse Canton

Reverse Canton

Damage

Damage

ZFC2244

Republic of China National Flag.

Sub-collection: China

National Flag of the Republic of China.
This small cotton flag is typical of flags used in China by European and American missionaries in their schools in pre-war China. After the suppression of the Chinese Boxers in 1900, the establishment of mission schools in China resumed. These mission schools became the foundation of the modern Chinese educational system and helped introduce Western teaching methods into China, including the use of classroom flags. They also introduced Western values, including the education of young women.

This flag, introduced by the Kuomintang Party in 1914, became the principal national flag in 1928. This cotton example is thought to date from before the Second World War. The missionary attribution is verbatim and its history is not researched as yet.

Provenance:

• Purchase by Zaricor Flag Collection, J&S Military Surplus, Moss Landing, CA., 1990s..

ZFC Collectible Flag

Sources:



Republic of China (Taiwan), Flags of the World, 9 May 2012, from: http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/tw.html

Flag of the Republic of China, Wikipedia, 9 May 2012, from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China
Chinese Mission Schools, HBC, 9 May 2012, from: http://histclo.com/country/other/china/chron/miss/cms.html

Image Credits:
Zaricor Flag Collection



Hoist & Fly

Width of Hoist 22.25
Length of Fly 32.25

Union/Canton

Width of Union/Canton 11
Length of Union/Canton 16.5

Frame

Is it framed? no

Stars

Number of Stars 1
How are the stars embeded? Printed
Are there stars on obverse? no
Are there stars on reverse? no
Comments on Stars One 12 point KMT star

Stripes

Has a Blood Stripe? no

Crest/Emblem

Description of Crest/Emblem KMT Sun in canton

Nationality

Nation Represented China

Fabric

Fabric Cotton

Stitching

Stitching Machine

Applica

Applique Sides Single Faced = Mirror Image Reverse

Documentation

Documents
All original documents and drawings are held in the Zaricor Flag Collection Archives.
Drawings
All original documents and drawings are held in the Zaricor Flag Collection Archives.
Research Documents
All original documents and drawings are held in the Zaricor Flag Collection Archives.
Public Copy & Signs
All original documents and drawings are held in the Zaricor Flag Collection Archives.

Condition

Condition Fair
Damage used, soiled, faded, & torn
Displayable yes

Date

Date 1930 to 1940's