Chinese calendar

2637 BCE

Chinese calendar

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Huangdi astronomy Chinese calendar

Chinese calendar

Celestial stems and terrestrial branches

God, myth, man

The year 2018 is 4716 according to the Chinese calendar, although the calendar started in 2637 BCE. Originally, counting started over for each new emperor, but before the 1911 revolution Sun Yat-sen established this count assuming that the first year of the Yellow Emperor was in 2698 BCE.

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