According to the traditional Chinese calendar, there are 24 solar terms in a year. Today, November 7th, marks Lidong, the 19th solar term of the year.
In Chinese, the character “Li” means “start” or “beginning”, so Lidong can also be called “the Start of Winter”. As its name suggests, Lidong heralds the cold winter time. From Lidong on, water begins to freeze gradually and the earth begins to harden as a result of the increasingly cold weather.
Although it is getting colder, the atmosphere on ECNU campus is still full of warmth, love and happiness. You can see trees dancing to the tune of the wind beside the Liwa river and the Yingtao river, and people taking pictures and admiring nature here and there.
But considering the changeable weather, we’d like to remind ECNUers, while taking a walk around campus, please keep warm and be careful not to catch cold.
Author: Yuan Yiwei, David Kyei-Nuamah
Copy editor: Philip Nash
Designer: Luo Kexin
Photo by: Xu Duo
Editor: Yuan Yiwei