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    China’s Twenty-Four Solar Terms are a knowledge system of time management and practices developed based on ancient people’s observations of the sun’s annual motion. It became the 31st Chinese item inscribed on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage on Nov 30.Solar Terms have been the subject of paintings, poems, fairy tales and folk songs, among other forms of art and literature. A year ago, Beijing-based artist Dong Lin began a project to “carve out and fire” Solar Terms. The 25-year-old adopted “zhan jing pan”, a form of creating potted landscape started in Han Dynasty; she molded ceramic mountains, trees and animals, and arranged them in a big pottery pot or plate to present a landscape corresponding to a specific natural phenomenon of Solar Terms.