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,順乎天而應乎人”. Although the first emperor Jingzong introduced the Tangut calendar to replace the Song calendar, the new calendar continued to use the ten heavenly stems and twelve earthly branches, wuxing , the eight trigrams and solar terms for luck in making monthly predictions for people born in different years. 35

In: China and Asia
All the articles featured in this volume first appeared in the Chinese-language edition of Blue Book of Chinese Society 2014. They present and analyze developments in 2012-2013 in income and consumption, industrial transformation, employment, social security, healthcare, education, quality of life and public sentiments. Most data come from several large-scale social surveys. There are a number of highlights. An entire chapter is devoted to capturing Chinese people’s outlook on their own future and that of the country. A special report takes the pulse of the Internet, whose social impact has grown rapidly in recent years. And for the first time in this series parenting strategies and styles of people with young children received special attention. Policy suggestions are provided.

depicted side by side with a prediction of the coming Antichrist. Prester John embodies the multiple timelines depicted on the map: the past of Alexander, the present of more or less contemporary rulers, and the apocalyptic future of the Antichrist (Brunnlechner 2013, 76–78). In the fifteenth century

In: Asian Review of World Histories

always applied myself to acquire la grande Science […].’ 21 This text takes Quesnay’s 1767 manifesto to the next level, identifying physiocracy with Confucianism. The call for revolution in France and across Europe is explicit and the prediction is made that blessed times will come “sooner or later

In: The Mandate of Heaven

mandate of heaven, and was therefore putting itself at risk. Perhaps he intended a warning rather than a prediction. But, whatever his motivation, Amiot’s repetition of these dates in the context of the subject of regicide and revolution is open to such an interpretation. How far should we take this more

In: The Mandate of Heaven