A book illustrating our seasons from a Chinese historical perspective!
People in Chinese history divide the year into 24 solar terms (節氣), a period in traditional East Asian lunisolar calendars that matches a particular astronomical event, or signifies some natural phenomenon.
Farmers use solar terms to determine when to sow and harvest. As many people in the past were farmers, solar terms became intricately connected to the lives of everyday people.
This book highlights many solar terms related stories, including farming life, village celebrations, changes in climate, and natural ecosystems!