Original WWII Republic of China Flag 15" x 20" - Named and Dated 1943

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an excellent condition totally genuine World War Two Republic of China flag. Featuring two piece construction, dyed linen, and Chinese ink stamped markings. It is in excellent condition and measures 15" x 20".

Additionally, this flag is personalized with Chinese writing, as well as the following message in English:

Long Live China & America
China 1943.


In the lower right area of the flag it is named to Douglas L. Y. Ma.

The flag of the Republic of China is a red flag with a navy blue canton bearing a white sun with twelve triangular rays. In Chinese, the flag is commonly described as Blue Sky, White Sun, and a Wholly Red Earth to reflect its attributes.

The flag was first used in mainland China as the Navy flag in 1912 and was made the official national flag of the Republic of China (ROC) in 1928 by the Kuomintang (KMT). It was enshrined in the sixth article of the Constitution of the Republic of China when it was promulgated in 1947. The flag is no longer used in mainland China after the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949.

As the islands of Taiwan and Penghu were under Japanese rule until 1945, the flag was not in use until after the ROC took control of the two territories in 1945. The flag is now mostly used within Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu and other outlying islands where the ROC relocated to in 1949, after its defeat in the Chinese Civil War.

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