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An ancient system for dating events, tiangan dizhi was replaced after the end of the Chinese imperial system by the Gregorian calendar. But some Chinese people still rely on the sixty-year cycle of tiangan dizhi to determine where and when to plan events both momentous and mundane in the course of their lives.

Tiangan dizhi is a cyclical time-measuring system used in China since antiquity. The system juxtaposes two parallel sequences: the

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:41-05:00January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Science, Technology, and Medicine|Comments Off on Tiangan Dizhi (Tiāngān dìzhī 天干地支)|Tiāngān dìzhī 天干地支 (Tiangan Dizhi)

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