Sep 23, 2009

China FDC on "300 Tang Poems"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


300 Tang Poems

Date of Issue : 13 September 2009

(2nd FDC from Top)
6-1 : Downstream to Jiangling, Li Bai (下江陵 - 李白)
6-2 : A View of Taishan, Du Fu (望岳 - 杜甫)

(4th FDC from Top)
6-3 : Song of a Pipa Player, Bai Juyi (琵琶行 - 白居易)
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(5th FDC from Top)
6-4 : Untitled, Li Shangyin (无题 - 李商隐)
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(6th FDC from Top)
6-5 : Looking at the Moon and Thinking of One Far Away, Zhang Jiuling (望月怀远 - 张九龄)
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(7th FDC from Top)
6-6 : Ascending the Stork Tower, Wang Zhihuan (登鹳雀楼 - 王之涣)
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The Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), considered the golden age of classical Chinese poetry. The creations of Li Bai, Du Fu, Wang Wei and Bai Juyi represent the best of Chinese classical poetic forms. Compiled by Sun Zhu of the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), the "300 Tang Poems", a selection of 310 poems, mostly of the prime Tang period, embodies different characteristics and styles of different stages of the Tang. Since its publication during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1736 - 1795), it has remained the widest-spread and most influential collection of Tang poems.

An excellent China stamp issue. There are many special effect on this stamp issue. The stamp sheetlet at the top FDC contain all of content of the 300 Tang Poems, totally 25,000 Chinese characters, they were micro-printed on this sheet, every Chinese character is only 0.4mm in height. If you use a special talk-pen to click the micro-printed section, you will hear the reading of every poem. My friend told me the price of the talk-pen is 288 yuan, but he has not seen it at local post office. THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO MY FRIEND IN CHINA FOR HIS VERY NICE FDC AND ALL HIS EFFORT !

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