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For example: In Han Dynasty, a day is divided into 24 hours, and the 15 active o'clocks (-) are named as: dawn (晨明), daybreak (朏明), morning (旦明), earlier breakfast (蚤食), later breakfast (宴食), ante noon (隅中), noon (正中), short shadow (少还), drum time (铺时), long shadow (大还), higher setting (高舂), lower setting(下舂), sunset (县东), dusk (黄昏), rest time (定昏)Among a year, the night length is inconstant.At 35°N, it is about 60% at the winter solstice, and about 40% at the summer solstice.So, the night gengs starts from a time between dawn and yig, and end at a time between wug and morn The Chinese appear to have adopted the seven-day week from the Hellenistic system by the 4th century, although by which route is not entirely clear.It was again transmitted to China in the 8th century by Manichaeans, via the country of Kang (a Central Asian polity near Samarkand).

The traditional Japanese calendar also derived from the Chinese calendar, based on a Japanese meridian, however its official use in Japan was abolished in the early 20th century and its usage has mostly disappeared since then.Calendars in Mongolia and Tibet have absorbed elements from the Chinese calendar and elements from other systems, but they are not direct descendants of the Chinese calendar.The official calendar in China is the Gregorian calendar, but the traditional Chinese calendar still plays an important role there.In the Chinese calendar the days begin and end at midnight.The months begin on the day with the dark (new) moon.

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