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I was reading an article about "best souvenirs" and came across this mention of "chops":
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sty ... -countriesThe Chinese have used seals colloquially known as chops to sign artwork and documents since the Shang dynasty (about 1600 to 1046 BC) — think of the square red mark in the corner of Chinese paintings. You can purchase chops, made of stone found in China, in many markets. Pick out a piece you like, and the merchant will carve the characters you choose into the bottom. Chops are a few inches tall and are packed in silk gift boxes, sometimes with a container of red paste.
I also found this blog entry from 2013 about a woman in Taiwan - she had to get a chop (stamp) created with her name in order to open a bank account:
https://lisakintaipei.wordpress.com/201 ... in-taiwan/
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