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Chinese Solar Terms Beijing Standard Time

Chinese Solar Terms
David, Greg
season, lunar calendar

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    Today's Beijing Standard Time covers a topic that may be fairly unknown to most of our listeners: Chinese solar terms. We're talking about points in the solar cycle determined by Chinese astronomers back in the Warring States period to be the most pivotal seasonal shifts for agricultural purposes. Their usage doesn't stop at farming, however; many of these terms are widely used in common phrases and sayings today. Tune in to find out more!

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