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120th Anniversary of Southeast University
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Stamp Title: 120th Anniversary of Southeast University
Serial Number: 2022-12
Piece in Set: 1
Denomination: 1.2 yuan
Date of Issue: 2022-06-06
Designer: Xu Zhe
Size of Stamp: 45x30
Perforation: 13.5x13
Sheet Composition: 12
Printer: Beijing Stamp Printing House Company Limited
Printing Technology: Offset Intaglio

On June 6, 2022, China Post is to issue a set of one commemorative stamp entitled 120th Anniversary of Southeast University. The denomination is 1.20 Yuan and 7.98 million be issued.

Southeast University (SEU), located in Nanjing, the ancient capital of six dynasties, is a prestigious institution of higher learning renowned both at home and abroad. As one of the national key universities directly subordinate to the Ministry of Education of China and jointly established with Jiangsu Province, it is also listed as one of the universities involved in National “985 Project” “211 Project”. In 2017, SEU was ranked on the list of constructing “Class A first-rate world universities”. SEU, as one of the time-honored institutions of higher learning in China with profound cultural heritage, its origin can be traced back to 1902 when it was founded as Sanjiang Normal College. In 1920, it was named National Southeast University, and in 1921, June 6 was set as the anniversary day. In 1988, Nanjing Institute of Technology was renamed Southeast University by the State Education Commission. In the past 120-year school management, SEU, in the spirit of patriotism and concerning people all over the world, has been always making unyielding efforts in pursuit of prominence to achieve scientific progress and national rejuvenation. It has trained nearly 370,000 outstanding talents for the country and society, and made significant contributions to the national and regional economic and social development.

This set of stamp is designed by Yu Qiuyan. The stamp features a hand-drawn plan of SEU’s former auditorium above the image of an open book and the founding time, implying that this prestigious university has been committed to nurturing talents for 120 years . Together with the coordinately arranged background elements such as the logo of the university, the emblem, the anniversary logo of "120" and the university motto, the overall picture is rigorously structured with sober and stately hues, highlighting SEU’s long history and profound heritage.

This stamp is created with offset intaglio technology, engraved by Xu Zhe, and printed by Beijing Stamp Printing House Company Limited. The laser carving lines enhance the 3D effect of the main architecture. Special UV gold ink makes the picture shine with metallic luster. Yellow, red and blue fluorescent inks make the university emblem and the anniversary logo become vivid and glittering under ultraviolet lights.

This set of stamp will be available for 6 months at designated postal outlets nationwide, online mall of China Philately (https://jiyou.11185.cn), the mobile app of China Post, the WeChat Mall for philatelic products in the official WeChat account and the WeChat mini program of China Post Group. To present more information about the stamp, China Post will release its digital contents through the WeChat mini program “Encyclopedia of China Philately and Stamps”, where philatelists can learn more about the stamp via its AR function.

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