|Stamp Title:||Journey to the West (Ⅱ)|
|Value in Set：||4|
|Date of Issue:||2017-03-30|
|Size of Stamp:||38×50mm|
|Sheet Composition:||16 for Layout Ⅰ and 8 for Layout Ⅱ|
|Printer:||Beijing Stamp Printing House|
|Printing Process:||Heliographic printing|
Journey to the West is a Chinese novel published in the 16th century during the Ming Dynasty attributed to Wu Cheng'en. It is classic fantasy novel from Chinese ancient times and a world literature treasure.
The novel has 100 chapters depicting the birth of Sun Wukong, Sun’s Havoc in Heaven, and the protection of Tang priest San Zang as he obtains Buddhist scriptures from the Western Heaven with disciples Zhu Bajie and Sha Wujing.
Finally, they return to the Tang Empire, and in the aftermath each traveler receives a reward in the form of posts in the bureaucracy of the heavens.
The novel successfully portrays a series of artistic images with divine human and animal natures, which shows the extraordinary imagination of the author.