The Ritual of Zhou

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     The stamp is one of two issued by the Peoples Republic of China in 2003 in a joint issue with Hungary showing manuscripts from China and Hungary. The Song Dynasty (1127-1279 a.d.) edition of the Ritual of Zhou, a book of laws, ceremonies and proper conduct, has annotations by Zheng Xuan of the Han Dynasty (206 B.c.-220 a.d.) and explanations by Lu Deming of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 a.d.). It was printed at the Jianyang Printing House during China's southern Song Dynasty. It is preserved in the Peking University Library.
     The stamp was designed by Lu Jingren, and issued September 30, 2003.

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