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For millennia, China's political system was based on hereditary monarchies, or dynasties, beginning with the semi-legendary Xia dynasty. Since then, China has then expanded, fractured, and re-unified numerous times. In 1912, the Republic of China (ROC) replaced the last dynasty and ruled the Chinese mainland until 1949, when it was defeated by the communist People's Liberation Army in the Chinese Civil War who established the People's Republic of China in Beijing on 1 October 1949.

Museum Decolonizing the History of POC in Astrology
“ That is makara, i. The Indians interpreted Capricorn (fish-goat) as a makara, which is maybe a dolphin. The Chinese understood makara as a "giant fish" and then the icon evolved. Here is the earliest depicted makara/Capricorn in China:” Giant Fish, Chinese Astrology, Dragon Head, Capricorn, Dolphins, Goats, Weird, China, Twitter

Jeffrey Kotyk on Twitter

“@aquelamuriela @oldschoolastro That is makara, i.e., Capricorn. The Indians interpreted Capricorn (fish-goat) as a makara, which is maybe a dolphin. The Chinese understood makara as a "giant fish" and then the icon evolved. Here is the earliest depicted makara/Capricorn in China:”

“Tejaprabhā Buddha and the Planets. Tangut state of Western Xia Khara-Khoto. The female figure in the top-right is Yuebei 月孛, the lunar apogee. People's Liberation Army, Chinese Astrology, Hermitage Museum, African Art, Deities, Astronomy, Planets, Buddha, Medieval

Jeffrey Kotyk on Twitter

“Tejaprabhā Buddha and the Planets. Tangut state of Western Xia (982~1227). Khara-Khoto. State Hermitage Museum. The female figure in the top-right is Yuebei 月孛, the lunar apogee.”

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Sean (@Seanster_96) / Twitter