Re: Chinese Day & month names
|From:||Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 2, 2000, 4:51|
In a message dated 2000/05/01 11:53:36 PM, Kenji wrote:
>But let's not forget their counterparts, the "Ten Heavenly Branches"!
> =) of course not. I was being more concerned with the months =}
>And, for that matter (and more specifically calendrical, the 24 "divided
>pneuma" (or whatever; jie2 qi) -- the 15 day periods. Do people use them
>any more at all?
> Only hard-core Feng Shui people & religious Taoists. =}
oh and various scholars...
>(On a side note, I've heard & read it claimed that the associations of the
>elements with the day names is in fact a Tang (or slightly earlier) import
>from Central Asia, brought to China by those omnipresent yet elusive
>Sogdian merchants. In any case, it's not attested in pre-Han, or so far
>as I know, Han-period texts.)
Well, you know more than me on this point. ::bow of respect::