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A Brief Study of the 28 Lunar Lodges Annotated Calendar: Focused on the Annotated Calendars of Dunhuang

Alain Arrault

Pages 153 - 172


The passage of time, and the predictability of our future, have always
preoccupied the individual and our societies, and calendars which indicate
auspicious and unlucky days play an important role in this quest. This article
traces the development of calendars from the earliest surviving manuscripts
located in Dunhuang, Turfan and Khara-khoto to influences from early China,
India and western Asia, and latemediaeval China. In particular the tenth-century
calendars excavated at Dunhuang, with its twenty-eight lodges in seven
sexagenary cycles (one for each day of the month) show signs of significant
complexity. Arrault concludes that these combine the twenty-eight lodges with
the twelve houses of the Western zodiac.


時橭的流濣ô以及我們未來的可柰測性ô一直樤心個人和社會ô指示吉日和凶 日的日曆在濧一瀃求中犉箩渳癿的作用。本文概瀐中亞日曆歷史的發展澲程ô
從最早存在的敦煌、吐撑番和愯城手稿到早期中國、印度和皁亞以及唐縍元代 中國的影栁。本文以敦煌橵挖的十世紀日曆為例ô其中七種干支天文濏期ø一
日一㝛÷ô枑示二十八朔㝛法攨水平的盹椤性。按照作翻的總結ô此二十八朔 㝛法緹皁方十二㝛天文會有共同的交流歷程。


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