The Launching Ceremony of Special Stamp“Monk Xuan Zang”Held at Xi'an Ci'en Temple Yesterday

2016-9-22 16:39| Editor: 武子| view: 452| comment: 0|Author: Translated by Liu Jiewen|Source: Chinese Business View

Summaryuuuuuu: China Post officially launched the special stamp“Monk Xuan Zang”with a set of two stamps and one sheetlet, which were named“Going to the West for Buddhism”,“Returning to the East and Translate Buddhist Scriptures”and “Portrait of Xuan Zang”.

China Post officially launched the special stamp“Monk Xuan Zang”with a set of two stamps and one sheetlet, which were named“Going to the West for Buddhism”,“Returning to the East and Translate Buddhist Scriptures”and “Portrait of Xuan Zang”. It was another series of stamps of famous historical figure following the stamps of “Confucius”,“Guan Yu”,“Zhuge Liang”and “Bao Zheng ”published by China Post.


Xuan Zang, who was respectfully called as“Tripitaka Dharma Master”, was a Scholar of Buddhism of Tang dynasty, tourist, translator of Buddhist scriptures, founder of Yogacara. Chinese President Xi Jinping referred to Xuan Zang in various important occasions such as the headquarters of UNESCO. “Xuan Zang made a long journey to the West, obtaining the Buddhist scriptures through mountainous struggles, which presented the tenacious spirit that Chinese people learned from foreign cultures,”Xi said.


In order to develop the national culture and expand the spirit of Xuan Zang, a launching ceremony of the special stamp“Monk Xuan Zang”was held at Ci'en Temple, Xi'an Province yesterday, which was approved by State Post Bureau, China Post Group Corporation and jointly hosted by China Post Group Co., Ltd. Shaanxi branch, Bureau of Religious Affairs of Shaanxi Province, Shaanxi Provincial Association of Stamp Collecting and Hua Shang Media Group.


It was at this area that Monk Xuan Zang presided over the construction of the Wild Goose Pagoda and translated the Buddhist scriptures and imparted Buddhist knowledge 1,300 years ago. The Wild Goose Pagoda was included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO two years ago, where Chinese President Xi Jinping received Indian Prime Minister Modi and host the national events one year ago. It was of great importance for the launching ceremony of the special stamp.


It was the first time for China Post to issue the stamp of “Monk Xuan Zang”. Its background was the Wild Goose Pagoda, the same as that of the scene of the launching ceremony. Moreover, China Post donated a full page permanent collection of the stamp of“Monk Xuan Zang”to the Ci'en Temple.


Yesterday’s ceremony attracted a number of domestic and foreign tourists whom took photos with the special stamps of “Monk Xuan Zang”one after another. From then on, the tiny stamps can spread over the world with the spirit of Xuan Zang.


The publishing of stamps is an act of the country that can represent the nation’s willing and is honored as the name card of it. The name of“Xuan Zang”has become the name card of China. That two name cards combine into one can better indicate the meaning of Xuan Zang to China and the world.

Translated by Liu Jiewen 


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