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  Chinese Birth Chart and Chinese Birth Calendar
Chinese birth calendar is an ancient ahinese secret: You can use the chinese birth chart/calendar to predict the sex of your child.
According to this ancient chinese gender calendar data, your best chances for a boy occur when the mother conceives in July when she is 18, 20, 30, and 42.
This chinese birth chart (also known as chinese gender calendar, chinese birth calendar, chinese pregnancy calendar or chinese baby calendar) is used a lot evern today.
www.chinesesymbolsmeaning.com /chinese-birth-chart.html   (182 words)

  
 History & info - the Chinese calendar
The beginnings of the Chinese calendar can be traced back to the 14th century B.C.E. Legend has it that the Emperor Huangdi invented the calendar in 2637 B.C.E. The Chinese calendar is based on exact astronomical observations of the longitude of the sun and the phases of the moon.
The Chinese calendar - like the Hebrew - is a combined solar/lunar calendar in that it strives to have its years coincide with the tropical year and its months coincide with the synodic months.
In the calendar that the Shang used, the seasons of the year and the phases of the Moon were all supposedly accounted for.
webexhibits.org /calendars/calendar-chinese.html   (2102 words)

  
 Chinese calendar - Gurupedia
The Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar formed by combining a purely lunar calendar with a solar calendar.
Among Chinese, the calendar is not used for most day to day activities, but is used for the dating of holidays such as Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) and the Mid-Autumn Festival and for divination.
In China, the native calendar is the "farmer's calendar" (農曆 nónglì), as opposed to the "civil calendar" (公曆 gōnglì), or "Western calendar" (西曆 xīlì).
www.gurupedia.com /c/ch/chinese_calendar.htm   (2767 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Heavenly Stems   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pinyin (Chinese: 拼音, pīnyīn) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to Hà nyǔ Pīnyīn (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonemic notation and transcription to Roman script) for Standard...
The Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar formed by combining a purely lunar calendar with a solar calendar.
Chinese Astrology (å æ˜Ÿè¡“ pinyin: zhà n xÄ«ng shù; 星學 pinyin: xÄ«ngxúe ; 七政四餘 pinyin: qÄ« zhèng sì yú; and 果老星宗 pinyin: gÇ”o lÇŽo xÄ«ng zōng) is related to the Chinese calendar, particularly its 12-year cycle of animals (aka Chinese Zodiac), and the fortune-telling aspects according...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Heavenly-Stems   (1106 words)

  
  CalendarHome.com - Chinese calendar - Calendar Encyclopedia
The Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar incorporating elements of a lunar calendar with those of a solar calendar.
In China, the traditional calendar is known as the "agricultural calendar" (農曆 nónglì), while the Gregorian calendar is known as the "standard calendar" (公曆 gōnglì), or "Western calendar" (西曆 xīlì).
The earliest archaeological evidence of the Chinese calendar appears on oracle bones of the late second millennium BCE Shang dynasty.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /Chinese_calendar.htm   (4832 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Chinese calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In China, the native calendar is the "farmer's calendar" (農曆 nónglì), as opposed to the "civil calendar" (公曆 gōnglì), or "Western calendar" (西曆 xīlì).
Because Chinese dates are on firm ground beginning in 841 BCE, the calendar of the early Zhou dynasty is known to have used arbitrary intercalations.
The Gregorian calendar was adopted by the nascent Republic of China effective January 1, 1912 for official business, but the general populace continued to use the traditional calendar of the Qing Dynasty.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Chinese_calendar   (3470 words)

  
 Chinese New Year - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chinese later learned that Nian was sensitive to loud noises and the color red, and so they scared it away with explosions, fireworks and the liberal use of the color red.
Chinese New Year is also the time when the largest human migration takes place when overseas Chinese all around the world return home on the eve of Chinese New Year to have reunion dinners with their families.
The same calendar is used in countries that have adopted the Confucian and Buddhism tradition and in many cultures influenced by the Chinese, notably the Koreans, the Japanese, the Tibetan, the Vietnamese and the pagan Bulgars.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_New_Year   (3152 words)

  
 Chinese Calendar Encyclopedia Articles @ 216.92.85.60 ()   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Another name for the Chinese calendar is the "Yin Calendar" (陰曆 yīnlì, 阴历), in reference to the lunar aspect of the calendar, whereas the Gregorian calendar is the "Yang Calendar" (陽曆 yánglì, 阳历) in reference to its solar properties.
The earliest archaeological evidence of the Chinese calendar appears on oracle bones of the late second millennium BC Shang dynasty.
The Chinese use of the seven day week (and thus its use in the Korean, Japanese, Tibetan, and Vietnamese systems), as used in the Babylonian calendar, was due to introduction by Jesuits in the 16th century.
216.92.85.60 /encyclopedia/Chinese_calendar   (4025 words)

  
 History & info - the Chinese calendar
The beginnings of the Chinese calendar can be traced back to the 14th century B.C.E. Legend has it that the Emperor Huangdi invented the calendar in 2637 B.C.E. The Chinese calendar is based on exact astronomical observations of the longitude of the sun and the phases of the moon.
The Chinese calendar - like the Hebrew - is a combined solar/lunar calendar in that it strives to have its years coincide with the tropical year and its months coincide with the synodic months.
In China, the calendar was a sacred document, sponsored and promulgated by the reigning monarch.
www.webexhibits.org /calendars/calendar-chinese.html   (2102 words)

  
 Western-Chinese Calendar Converter
This calendar, based upon the length of the Earth's revolution around the Sun (and hence called a solar calendar) was instituted in October 15, 1582 AD by Pope Gregory XIII as a reform to the previously used Julian calendar.
The traditional Chinese agricultural calendar is primarily lunar, in that the lunar cycle (a lunation) between new moons is a principle part of the calendar.
The Chinese agricultural calendar is also partially solar though because 7 times in a 19 year cycle, an extra leap month (runyue) is be added to the year to bring it back into line with the longer solar year.
www.mandarintools.com /calconv.html   (1304 words)

  
 Chinese New Year 2007 is Year of Pig or DingHai - 2006 is Year of Dog. 2005 is Year of 2004 is Year of Monkey. 2003 is ...
Chinese calendar has been in continuous use for centuries, which predates the International Calendar (based on the Gregorian Calendar) we use at the present day which goes back only some 425 years.
The calendar measures time, from short durations of minutes and hours, to intervals of time measured in months, years and centuries, entirely based on the astronomical observations of the movement of the Sun, Moon and stars.
In Chinese calendar, one of the scheme for counting years is a 12-year cycle.
www.chinapage.com /newyear.html   (985 words)

  
 The Solar Terms and the Chinese 60 Year Calendar Cycle
Chinese astronomy divides the year into twenty-four parts, based on the longitude of the sun on the ecliptic, called "Solar Terms." As recounted in "Groundhog Day and Chinese Astronomy", the Chinese seasons begin at the midpoints between the solstices and equinoxes, not at the solstices and equinoxes themselves.
The Chinese New Year, according to the rule of the T'ai-ch'u Era (104 BC) of the Emperor Wu Ti of the Former Han Dynasty, is the Second New Moon after the Winter Solstice, which amounts, roughly, to the Closest New Moon to the Solar Term "Spring Begins" (February 3/4).
The Chinese names are not the element names, but the proper names of the "Stems." Note that these figure as the second element in the names of the Kings of the Shang Dynasty.
www.friesian.com /chinacal.htm   (1144 words)

  
 Jordan: The Chinese Calendar
China uses two calendars, one lunar and the other the Gregorian, often referred to as yin and yang calendars, respectively, or as the "agricultural calendar" and the "national calendar." There is also a traditional Chinese solar calendar, different from the Gregorian calendar, as we shall see.
In general, a lunar calendar, wherein a month corresponds to the cycle of phases of the moon, makes sense in a society where there is little artificial lighting, and the presence or absence of a bright moon makes a big difference to nocturnal activity (including making it to the outhouse without mishap!).
In addition to solar and lunar calendars, Chinese tradition provides for the continuous numbering of years, months, and days using a never-ending cycle of 60 two-character terms, each made of one of the "Heaven Stems" or "Earth Branches." This numbering naturally blocks years into cycles of sixty, which are continuously numbered, beginning from 2397 BC.
weber.ucsd.edu /~dkjordan/chin/hbcalendar-u.html   (1398 words)

  
 Calendars and their History
Adoption of a calendar depends on the forcefulness with which it is introduced and on the willingness of society to accept it.
The history of calendars in India is a remarkably complex subject owing to the continuity of Indian civilization and to the diversity of cultural influences.
Since the calendar is based on the true positions of the Sun and Moon, the accuracy of the calendar depends on the accuracy of the astronomical theories and calculations.
astro.nmsu.edu /~lhuber/leaphist.html   (8496 words)

  
 Chinese calendar
Among Chinese, the calendar isn't used for most day to day activities, but is used for the dating of holidays such as Chinese New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival[?] and for divination.
The Chinese name for the Chinese calendar is the farmer's calendar, and the Chinese name for the Western calendar is the civil calendar.
The Chinese zodiac is completely different and isn't used in the actual calculation of the calendar, but only in naming years.
www.fastload.org /ch/Chinese_calendar.html   (1367 words)

  
 Chinese Calendar
The beginnings of the Chinese calendar can be traced back to the 14th century B.C. Legend has it that the Emperor Huangdi invented the calendar in 2637 B.C. The Chinese lunar calendar was used for determining the times of planting, harvesting, and festival occasions.
The Chinese lunar calendar is based on exact astronomical observations of the longitude of the sun and the phases of the moon.
The 12 lunar months are further divided into 24 solar segments according to the sun positions on the tropical zodiac, which are distinguished by the four seasons and times of heat and cold, all bearing close relationship to the yearly cycle of agricultural work.
www.hometownchina.com /chinese1.htm   (318 words)

  
 Chinese Calendar: The Taste of Asia
January 29, 2006 (year 4703 by Chinese calendar), is the beginning of the Chinese New Year and is considered to be the Year of the Dog.
The Chinese calendar is based on the cycles of the moon, or the lunar calendar, and is considered highly accurate.
The calendar is counted on a 12-year cycle scheme with each year represented by one of 12 animals (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig).
www.thetasteofasia.com /chinese_calendar.asp   (204 words)

  
 CCTV International: TV Schedule
According to ancient Chinese mythology the Cowherd and the Weaver Maid, lovers separated by the Queen Mother of the Western Heavens, can only meet tonight.And thanks to the myth´s touching story many Chinese now regard "Qixi" the evening of July 7 in the Chinese lunar calendar as the Chinese Valentine´s Day.
Chinese Valentine´s Day is on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month in the Chinese calendar.
On the Chinese Valentine´s Day, people in love like to go to the temple of Matchmaker and pray for their love and the possible marriage in China.
www.cctv.com /english/special/qixi/08/index.shtml   (443 words)

  
 Chinese calendar - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first use of the sexagesimal stem-branch cycle in the calendar was for days on oracle bones dated about 1350 BC in Shang Dynasty.
The sìfēn 四分 (quarter remainder) calendar, which began about 484 BCE, was the first calculated Chinese calendar, so named because it used a solar year of 365¼ days, along with a 19-year = 235-month Rule Cycle, known in the West as the Metonic cycle.
His Tàichū 太初; (Grand Inception) calendar of 104 BCE had a year with the winter solstice in the eleventh month and designated as intercalary any calendar month (a month of 29 or 30 whole days) during which the sun does not pass a principal term (remained within the same sign of the zodiac throughout).
www.voyager.in /Chinese_calendar   (3667 words)

  
 Chinese Calendar
As the predictions of periodically recurring events in the sky began to be confirmed by observation, this led to the development of the calendar and mathematical astronomy.
The accuracy of the calendar was also a political issue as each successive dynasty in China made its mark by introducing a new system of computing the calendar for improved accuracy.
The Chinese calendar, like most other calendars, is based on the apparent motion of the sun, moon and planets...
www.saxakali.com /COLOR_ASP/chinese.htm   (365 words)

  
 chinese new year
Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later.
The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements.
This is why, according to the solar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year.
www.educ.uvic.ca /faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/chinese_new_year.html   (290 words)

  
 Chinese Calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Chinese Lunar New Year is the longest chronological record in history, dating from 2600BC, when the Emperor Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of the zodiac.
Like the Western calendar, The Chinese Lunar Calendar is a yearly one, with the start of the lunar year being based on the cycles of the moon.
The Chinese believe the animal ruling the year in which a person is born has a profound influence on personality, saying: "This is the animal that hides in your heart."
www.new-year.co.uk /chinese/calendar.htm   (179 words)

  
 The Mathematics of the Chinese Calendar
Chinese New Year is the main holiday of the year for more than one quarter of the world's population; very few people, however, know how to compute its date.
I give a lot of public lectures on calendar topics and here are lecture notes on Heavenly Mathematics: The Mathematics of the Chinese, Indian, Islamic and Gregorian Calendars, The Mathematics of the Public Holidays of Singapore, The Mathematics of the Chinese Calendar.
An important aspect of the Chinese calendar is the sexagenary cycle (干支, gān zhī).
www.math.nus.edu.sg /aslaksen/calendar/chinese.shtml   (2785 words)

  
 Chinese History - calendar and chronology (www.chinaknowledge.de)
Taiwan R.O.C. Having a calendar was a crucial instrument for a ruling dynasty in China.
The first edict a dynasty founder proclaimed was to pronounce the calendar of the new dynasty and to pronounce the element and the colors corresponding to this calendar.
The calendar made problems when several emperors or rulers claimed to be the righteous at the same time.
www.chinaknowledge.de /History/calendar.html   (1066 words)

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