Re-commemorating 1644; the 360th Anniversary of the Jiashen Year

Once again we encounter the Jiashen 甲申 year.2 Three hundred sixty years ago, in 1644, the 21st year of the sexagenary cycle of the lunar calendar, known as the Jiashen year, China underwent cataclysmic change. An old dynasty perished, and a new one died as it emerged from the womb. An even newer dynasty leaped onto the stage of history, and this dynasty changed China as well as itself. Everything we have today is related to this dynasty.