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Special 266 Chinese Classical Poetry- Ch’u Ts’u - Postage Stamps (1989)

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Stamp SN D266
Stamp Name Special 266 Chinese Classical Poetry- Ch’u Ts’u - Postage Stamps (1989)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Mammals, Calligraphy & Paintings, Literature, Literature
Issue date 1989-06-07
Suspersion date 1990-06-07
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 51.5x36
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Courvoiser S·A·, Switzerland
Designer Lin Tien-shih
Creative Director
Sheet composition 5×10
Print color
Process Photogravure
Paper Photogravure stamp paper
Perforation 12
   Ch'u Ts'u, representative of the literature of southern China during the Chun Chiu (Spring and Autumn) period (722-481 B·C·) of Chinese history, is as famous a collection of poems as Shih Chin Book of Odes& which is indigenous to northern China· Generations of literary critics since the Six Dynasties (222-589 A·D·) have reached a consensus that the two compendiums of masterpieces are undoubtedly and uniquely the very fountainhead of all Chinese poetry, lyrics, and verses of later times· The main subjects of Ch'u Ts'u are life, realistically, philosophically, and in many other facets of our being· As before, only two sentences out of four pieces as Li Sao, Chiu Ko(shao ssu ming), Chiu Chang (she chiang) and Chiu Pien, the most loved expressions by generations of Chinese, appear on the stamps·