Minguo calendar

calendar era used by the Republic of China, later Taiwan, starting from 1912 (= year 1 of Minguo era)

The Republic of China calendar (traditional Chinese: 民國紀元; simplified Chinese: 民国纪元; pinyin: Mínguó Jìyuán; Wade–Giles: Min2-kuo2 Chi4-yüan2) is a method of numbering years. It is used by Taiwan as well as other territories which are under control of the Republic of China. The Minguo calendar was also used by Mainland China from 1912 until the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949. There have been legislative proposals by pro-Taiwan Independence parties, like the Democratic Progressive Party to get rid of the Republican calendar and replace it with the Gregorian calendar.[1]


  1. "Taiwan may drop idiosyncratic Republican calendar". Taipei Times. 25 February 2006. Retrieved 2014-06-22.