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Kai Thien cosmology

kʌɪ θiːn kɒzˈmɒlədʒi

noun | Astroanthropology

a cosmological doctrine of Chinese origin dated to at least 400 BCE; it conceived the night sky as a hemispherical bowl placed over a hemispherical Earth and in places, this cosmology was still taught into the 6th century CE.

Origin and etymology

  • Astro-English: from Astronese, the phrase Kai Thien cosmology, was coined by Cometan to denote this particular doctrine was it was initiated into the Astronic tradition as part of Chinese Astronicism.