The traditional Chinese calendar divides a year into 24 solar terms. Today marks the beginning of Shuangjiang or “Frost's Descent” in English, the 18th of 24 solar terms in the Chinese lunar calendar.
As the last solar term in autumn, Shuangjiang refers to the time when frost starts to descend across China, or “the dews were congealed into frost” due to the coldness.
As the weather gets colder, the osmanthus is in full bloom on campus, filling the air with its fragrance.
Editor: Li Mengjie