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Chinese 155 April 28, 2008 - The Ten Stems o 1. jia o 2. yi o 3. bing o 4. ding o 5. wu o 6. ji o 7. geng o 8. xin o 9. ren o 10. gui - The Twelve Branches o 1. Zi rat 23-1 o 2. chou ox 1-3 o 3. yin tiger 3-5 o 4. mao hare 5-7 o 5. chen dragon 7-9 o 6. si snake 9-11 o 7. wu horse 11-13 o 8. wei sheep 13-15 o 9. shen monkey 15-17 o 10. you rooster 17-19 o 11. xu dog 19-21 o 12. hai pig 21-23 - The Cycle of Twelve is used to identify “time units” of the day - The Cycle of Twelve is also used to identify years: 2005: rooster;, 2006: dog; 2007: pig; 2009: rat, etc. Go to eReserves (password: chinmyth3) Chinese New Year - The men would be busy with New Year’s visits - Visiting relatives, colleagues, business associates, teachers, etc. - Red visiting cards would be left - Gifts of money (and other things) were also made - After food preparation and visitors were complete the family went inside and sealed the outer door with strips of red paper (red is the color of festivity in China) - This gift giving is still carried out today, including the “red” part
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