Monday, May 14, 2012
Slaying the Tiger on Jingyang Ridge Stamps & FDC from TAIWAN
FDC Name:Outlaws of the Marsh.
Stamp Name:Slaying the Tiger on Jingyang Ridge
DetailsTo promote understanding about Chinese classical literature, Chunghwa Post is releasing a series of stamps based on Outlaws of the Marsh, one of the four great classic novels of Chinese literature. The first set of four stamps, was released on April 25, 2012, features “Demons Released,” “Slaying the Tiger on Jingyang Ridge,” “Mountain God Temple on a Stormy Night,” and “Knocking the Lord of the West Dead.”
Slaying the Tiger on Jingyang Ridge (NT$5): The local government issues a warning about a tiger on Jingyang Ridge and advises travelers only to cross the ridge in the safety of a large group. Cocky Wu Song disregards the warning and crosses the ridge alone. Suddenly, a huge tiger with a white forehead and fierce-looking eyes leaps out at him. Though in a state of shock, Wu Song bravely fights the tiger and eventually paralyses it. The chapter features especially good descriptions of Wu Song’s fearlessness and valor.