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Liu Sanjie
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Stamp Title: Liu Sanjie
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Denomination: 0.0 yuan
Date of Issue: 2012-10-24
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Liu Sanjie, the third sister of the Liu family, is a legendary folk song singer of the Zhuang people. Her story has become widely known in Guangxi and a lot of places in the south of the “Five Ranges.” According to legend, Liu Sanjie lived in a Zhuang village of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). She spoke eloquently and had a melodious voice. A local rich man called Mo Huairen coveted her beauty and talent, wanting to have her as his concubine. He sent three educated men, trying to beat her in antiphonal singing, but to no avail. Because Liu Sanjie and her beloved A’niu met under a big banyan tree and vowed to live together for a lifelong time. Later, Mo Huairen colluded with the corrupt local government, forbidding people to sing folk songs and trying to arrest Liu Sanjie, who then jumped into the pond, rose to heaven on a carp and became an immortal. The story of Liu Sanjie who sang for freedom and fought for dignity reflects the Zhuang people’s pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty in their long song-loving tradition.

China National Philatelic Corporation will issue two FDCs and a commemorative cancellation respectively.

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