Greetings to ECNUers at the Start of Autumn



The traditional Chinese calendar divides a year into 24 solar terms. Liqiu, the 13th of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, falls on August 8 this year.

In Chinese, “Li” means “start” and “qiu”, autumn. Therefore, Liqiu means the beginning of autumn. When Liqiu comes, although it may remain hot for some time in many parts of China, the weather gradually cools down.

Liqiu also indicates the coming of a fruitful season and autumn harvest. During this period, farmers need to get ready for harvesting.

Multiple countries and regions around the world are battling with the new COVID-19 Delta Variant. We are urging all ECNUers to take precautions such as avoiding crowds, practicing physical distancing, washing hands frequently and wearing masks in public.

Please take care and stay healthy. Looking forward to seeing you on campus soon!


Author: Yuan Yiwei

Designer: Luo Kexin

Copy editor: Philip Nash

Editor: Yuan Yiwei


East China Normal University