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五运历年记

English translation: Annals of the Five-phase Cycles (Wu Yun Li Nian Ji)

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Chinese term or phrase:五运历年记
English translation:Annals of the Five-phase Cycles (Wu Yun Li Nian Ji)
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10:21 Nov 6, 2007
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Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Chinese term or phrase: 五运历年记
I found the Italian translation: annali dei cinque processi, but I don't know how to translate it in English
morena_i
Local time: 14:16
Annals of Five-phase Cycles (Wu Yun Li Nian Ji)
Explanation:
Haven't found any real official or standard traslation for this book, it claims to be a chronological records of the cycles of the five phases. In ancient Chinese philosophy, five elements are used to represent the basis of the world: Gold(金), Wood(木), Water(水), Fire(火) and Earth(土). These five elements are also used to represent different phases or stages comprising a cycle, and all the cycles amount to the moving on of time and development of the world.
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thank you for your answer.

morena
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4 +2Annals of Five-phase Cycles (Wu Yun Li Nian Ji)
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Annals of Five-phase Cycles (Wu Yun Li Nian Ji)


Explanation:
Haven't found any real official or standard traslation for this book, it claims to be a chronological records of the cycles of the five phases. In ancient Chinese philosophy, five elements are used to represent the basis of the world: Gold(金), Wood(木), Water(水), Fire(火) and Earth(土). These five elements are also used to represent different phases or stages comprising a cycle, and all the cycles amount to the moving on of time and development of the world.

orientalhorizon
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thank you for your answer.

morena

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agree  xxxjessalexande: I would drop "phase" for "Annals of the Five Cycles" - but that's just for my English ear.
1 hr
  -> Thank you very much for your comment, Jessica! That was what came to my mind first, but I'm afraid someone would take it as just "five cycles" literally while it is really many many cycles with each comprising of five phases or five stages.

agree  LoyalTrans
1 day18 hrs
  -> Thank you very much, Robert!
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