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Chinese lunar mansions

tʃʌɪˈniːz ˈluːnə ˈmanʃ(ə)ns

noun | Astroanthropology

the Chinese tradition of dividing the night sky twenty-eight times into segments called lunar mansions (or Hsiu) beginning around 1500 BCE.

Origin and etymology

  • The phrase Chinese lunar mansions, denotes the tradition of dividing the night sky into twenty-eight lunar mansions beginning from early dynastic China and classified as part of Chinese Astronicism. 
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