Chinese Almanac Collection
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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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
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis MO 63130 US