Japanese Military Occupation (1937-1945)


5 Yen, (1940)

5 yen (1940) front
5 yen (1940) back

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100 Yen, (1945)

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Front: Yumedono Pavilion in Nara, Japan; Shotoku Taishi (574-622), a prince of the Imperial Court in Japan

Shotoku Taishi, born Umayado, was an influential regent of Japan and author of some of the greatest contributions to Japanese historiography, constitutional government, and ethics.

Back: Buddhist Temple in Ikaruga, Japan


Yumedono Pavilion

Yumedono Pavilion

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Buddhist Temple

Buddhist Temple

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Russian Military Occupation (1945)


10 Yuan, (1945)

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Empire (before 1911)
Republic - Central Bank of China | Other Chinese Banks
Peoples Republic 1948-1972 | 1980-1990 | 1999-2000 | 2005-2015
Taiwan | Puppet Banks | Military Occupation

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China, located in eastern Asia, has one of the world's longest uninterrupted civilizations, dating back more than six millennia. For centuries, China was the world's most advanced civilization, and the cultural center of East Asia, with an impact lasting to the present day.

China is the source of many great inventions including Paper, the compass, gunpowder, and printing. China was also the first country to use paper money.

In 1911, the Nationalist Party under Dr. Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Ch'ing Dynasty and established the republic. However, the Chinese Civil War following WWII resulted in two Chinese states in 1949: People's Republic of China on the mainland, and the Republic of China in Taiwan.

For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on China.




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