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Stamps themed on 'Book of Songs' issued

Updated: 2018-09-11 14:41:46

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A set of newly issued stamps themed on the Chinese classic Book of Songs. [Photo by Wang Jiankang/Asianewsphoto]

China Post issued a set of special stamps themed on the Chinese classic Book of Songs on Sept 8.

The set consists of six stamps, which represent six major poems from the poetry collection. The price for a whole set is 8.9 yuan (around $1.3).

Book of Songs, the earliest poetry collection in Chinese literature history, boasts 305 poems from the early Western Zhou Dynasty (c.11th century-771 BC) to the mid-Spring and Autumn period (770 to 476 BC).

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