Chinese characters - Wikipedia

Chinese characters were first used in Vietnam during the millennium of Chinese rule starting in 111 BC. They were used to write Classical Chinese and adapted around the 13th century to create the Nôm script to write Vietnamese.Languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean , Okinawan, ……

Chinese Zodiac: 12 Zodiac Animal Signs with Calculator ...

Chinese zodiac (生肖shēngxiào) is based on a twelve year cycle, with each year of the lunar calendar in the cycle associated with an animal sign. 2020 is the year of Metal Rat starting from Jan. 25, 2020 (Chinese New Year) and lasting to Feb. 11, 2021.Rat is a yang animal and the 1st animal in the Chinese Zodiac marking the start of a new cycle.…

National symbols of China - Wikipedia

The year 1912 (the first year of the Republic of China following the Xinhai Revolution the previous year) marks the beginning of the Republican (min-guo) calendar. The calendar follows the traditional pattern of the reign year of Chinese emperors, also called the Chinese era name. Once a new government is inaugurated in China, the year resets ...…

Chinese Symbols and Their Translations

Rabbit – The Chinese Year of the Rabbit is actually the Chinese Year of the Hare, as China has seven native species of hares and no native species of rabbits. The Chinese applied their word for a hare to the first rabbits to be taken to China, and the word is now erroneously back-translated into English as a ……