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Chinese Almanac Collection

Identifier: WUDL-EAL-003

This collection includes representative examples of Chinese almanacs. It consists of a collection of information that includes astronomy, astrology, predictions, divination systems, fortune-telling, palmistry, physiognomy face-reading, dream interpretations, folklores, geomancy, pregnancy chart, charms, herbal medicine, moral teachings, etc.

The almanac is commonly called “Farmers’s calendar” because it contains essential information on seasons, weather, times of sowing and harvesting, etc. In Cantonese-speaking regions, it is also called “Tong Shu”, “Tong Sheng”, or “Tong Shun”.

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  • 1964-2014


1.00 linear feet


Donated by Professor Robert Hegel in 2014

Chinese Almanac Collection
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  • 2020 October 26: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the WU Distributed Libraries Collecting Area

MSC 1061-141-B
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis MO 63130 US