Heaven and Earth: Cosmology

Overview The Cosmos The classical Chinese called the cosmos “heaven and earth,” tiāndì, 天地. The human world was referred to as, tiānxià, 天下, meaning all “under heaven.” Tiān, 天, means “day; sky; heaven.” The ideogram shows the space, 一, above a person, 大. Dì, 地, means “earth; ground; field; place; land.” The ideogram shows a […]

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