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2000-1, Scott 3000-01 2000 Year of the Dragon
The Galloping Propitious Dragon
(2-1), The Galloping Propitious Dragon, 80 fen, 26*31mm
The Sun Rising in the Eastern Sky
(2-2), The Sun Rising in the Eastern Sky, 280 fen, 26*31mm
Technical details
Scott No: 3000-01
Serial number: 2000-1
Values in set: 2
Date of issue: January 5, 2000
Designers: Huang Li; Guo Chenghui
Size: 26*31mm
Perforation: 11.5
Sheet composition: 32
Printing process: gravure-engraving combined
Themes: Culture, New year,
Background
The year 2000 is the Year of Geng-Chen according to the Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches or the Year of Dragon for the ordinary people. The dragon represents the most sacred animal in Chinese folk culture and is a lovely animal created by the ancient Chinese people long ago to symbolize power and strength. According to a lengend the dragon originated from the clan society in remote antiquity and its history goes back several thousand years. As society has progressed pepole have constantly enriched the image and culture of the dragon. The Chinese people depcit the dragon in embroidery, carvings and painting and the dragon crops up in folk tales,songs and writing.
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