Empires of Time

September 22, 2015

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Beijing's ancient observatory, where astronomers read the stars, and the fortunes of emperors

Stargazing gear on the roof of Beijing's ancient observatory


Mary Kay Magistad


Empires of Time: Calendars, Clocks & Cultures , by Anthony Aveni

Mapping Time: The Calendar and its Historyby E.G. Richards

Video of Xi Jinping greeting troops in the 9-3-15 military parade commemorating China's role in World War II.

 Or...watch the whole parade.