SOCIAL LIFE OF THE CHINESE with some accounts of their RELIGIOUS, GOVERNMENTAL, EDUCATIONAL AND BUSINESS CUSTOMS AND OPINIONS Volume II by Justus DOOLITTLE

SOCIAL LIFE OF THE CHINESE with some accounts of their RELIGIOUS, GOVERNMENTAL, EDUCATIONAL AND…

byJustus DOOLITTLE

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The Chinese year contains thirteen or twelve months, according as it has or has not an intercalary month. Consequently the great annual periods, as the winter solstice or vernal equinox, do not fall in successive years on the same day of the same month. Generally, in five successive years there are two intercalary months ; or, more exactly, in nineteen successive years there are seven intercalary months. There are no intercalary days. The months are spoken of as the first month, the second month, etc., no distinct name for each month being in common use. The month which is intercalary is known as such in common conversation and in legal docu¬ments. For example : if the sixth month is intercalaried, there are two six months in that year, viz., the sixth month, and the intercalary sixth month.
A month has never twenty-eight or thirty-one days, but al¬ways either twenty-nine or thirty days. A month is one moon, the character for month and moon being identical. The number of days in a month is intended to correspond to the number of days which it takes the moon to make one complete revolution around the earth ; and as one such 

Title:SOCIAL LIFE OF THE CHINESE with some accounts of their RELIGIOUS, GOVERNMENTAL, EDUCATIONAL AND…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 27, 2015Publisher:NALanguage:English

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