A photo shot in 1948 by Life Magazine, now hosted on Google with the caption:
Minister of Economics Wang Yun-Wu seated at National Assembly.
Date taken: April 1948
Photographer: Jack Birns
Size: 1001 x 1280 pixels (13.9 x 17.8 inches)
The man in the middle is Wang Yun-Wu.
Wang Yun-Wu (1888-1979) was born in Shanghai and although he received only little education became a famous scholar of history and political science and was in the management of the China Commercial Press, one of the oldest book enterprises in China. He invented Shih Chiao Hao Ma, another method for chinese lexicography, he also held a variety of political offices including Minister of Finance to China. In August 14, 1987 to commemorate his historical achievement his picture (as above) was placed on the NT$ 2 Stamp of which 4 million units were printed in the Republic of China (also known as Taiwan).
I started this blog to keep some kind of memory of him on the Internet, very little information is generally available online so I have also scanned his image for the world to share and remember.