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Chinese Filial Piety (Ⅱ)
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Stamp Title: Chinese Filial Piety (Ⅱ)
Serial Number: 2016-29
Value in Set: 4
Denomination: 4.4 yuan
Date of Issue: 2016-10-07
Designer: Xiao Yutian
Size of Stamp: 30×50mm
Perforation: 13
Sheet Composition: 16 for Layout I and 8 for Layout II
Printer: Henan Post Printing Factory
Printing Process: Woodblock overprinting

Filial piety is a deeply held traditional virtue of the Chinese nation. Many filial stories have been passed on for generations and continue to inspire people today.

Carrying Rice More Than 100 Li for Parents:

Confucius's disciple Zi Lu was born to the Jung family during the Zhou Dynasty (B.C.1046—B.C. 256). His given name was You and he was a most filial, devoted son. His family was poor and the boy had to dig wild greens and roots in the fields to feed himself. Because he wished his parents to have adequate suitable food, he had to travel long distances from his poverty-stricken area, where so many families were forced to forage for their meals, to find a wage-paying job.

He Tasted His Mother's Medicine:

Liu Heng(B.C.203—B.C.157), Emperor Wen of Han,was known for his filial piety to his mother, Empress?Dowager?Bo. When she was ill, he personally took care of her and paid careful attention to her needs. When medicine was given to her, he insisted on tasting it first to ensure that it was safe for her to consume.

Cai Wenji Rehabilitates Her Father's Works:

Cai Wenji, also known as Cai Yan, was a Han Dynasty (B.C.202—A.D.220) poet and composer. Cai Wenji's father Cai Yong was an established writer, but his works were lost in the ravages of war. She spent part of her life as a prisoner of the Xiongnu people until the new Han Chancellor Cao Cao paid a heavy sum to ransom her in 207. At Cao Cao's request, Cai Wenji was able to recite from memory up to 400 of her father's 4,000 lost works.

Gu Kaizhi Portrays His Mother:

Gu Kaizhi was one of the earliest multi-faceted artists in China’s Eastern Jin Dynasty (A.D.317-A.D.420). Missing his dead mother when young, Gu aspired to paint a portrait of her. After his unremitting effort, the portrait looks like the very image of his mother. Gu probably set new standards for figure painting, becoming an eccentric courtier who is most famous as a painter of portraits and subjects as well as a poet.

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