China Travel Photo of the Day: Double Ten Day in Taiwan celebrates 99 years of the ROC

Culture, Travel | by Aimee Groom
Posted: October 22nd, 2010 | Updated: October 22nd, 2010 | Comments
Taiwan Double Ten Day 2010 10 October 2010 saw parades and celebrations across Taipei and Taiwan, in honor of "Double Ten Day", commonly known as Taiwan's Birthday. The festival marks the first day of the Wuchang Uprising, the rebellion that led to the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty and the birth of the Republic of China (ROC) on 1 January, 1912. Many overseas Chinese around the world also celebrate the holiday, but on the mainland where the ruling Communist Party refuses to recognize Taiwan as the ROC  (the ROC ceased to exist with the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949), 10 October is known simply as "National Celebration Day" and marks the start of the Wuchang Uprising. This image by Taiwan photographer Brian Q. Webb comes from the Taiwan Photographers blog and shows a man in front of the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial during the recent 99 year anniversary celebrations. Brian is a hobbyist photographer who hails from L.A. He likes to plug in a black and white film and delve into street photography. If you'd like to see more of Brian's work check out his page on Taiwan Photographers or head to his Photo Jazz blog for more great photography and lots of tips on how to shoot street.
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