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Chinese almanacs

Author: Richard J Smith
Publisher: Hong Kong ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Series: Images of Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces almanacs' links with traditional calendars, astrology, and divination. Examines their importance as indexes of continuity and change, popular hopes and fears, aesthetic preferences, ethical concerns, and symbolic expression from the Tang dynasty to the present day.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Smith
ISBN: 0195852885 9780195852882
OCLC Number: 25832973
Description: x, 93 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. The Relationship between Calendars and Almanacs --
2. Qing Dynasty Almanacs --
3. Chinese Almanacs and Mainland Politics --
4. Almanacs in Present-day Hong Kong and Taiwan --
5. Conclusion.
Series Title: Images of Asia.
Responsibility: Richard J. Smith.
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Almanacs have traditionally been the most widely distributed publications in all of China. This study demonstrates that no other class of artefacts indicates more clearly both the essence of China's  Read more...

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