Enum Class ChineseEra

All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Comparable<ChineseEra>, java.lang.constant.Constable, CalendarEra

public enum ChineseEra extends Enum<ChineseEra> implements CalendarEra

The Chinese calendar does not have a universally accepted way of continuously counting years and prefers the sexagesimal cyclic years so this enum is mainly useful for either historic or half-academic debates.

The first year of an era is always counted as year 1. The historic Qing-eras started on Chinese New Year after the previous emperor had died or resigned.

Meno Hochschild
  • Enum Constant Details

    • QING_SHUNZHI_1644_1662

      public static final ChineseEra QING_SHUNZHI_1644_1662

      Counts years since the reign of emperor Shunzhi of Qing dynasty (from 1644 to 1662).

    • QING_KANGXI_1662_1723

      public static final ChineseEra QING_KANGXI_1662_1723

      Counts years since the reign of emperor Kangxi of Qing dynasty (from 1662 to 1723).

    • QING_YONGZHENG_1723_1736

      public static final ChineseEra QING_YONGZHENG_1723_1736

      Counts years since the reign of emperor Yongzheng of Qing dynasty (from 1723 to 1736).

    • QING_QIANLONG_1736_1796

      public static final ChineseEra QING_QIANLONG_1736_1796

      Counts years since the reign of emperor Qianlong of Qing dynasty (from 1736 to 1796).

    • QING_JIAQING_1796_1821

      public static final ChineseEra QING_JIAQING_1796_1821

      Counts years since the reign of emperor Jiaqing of Qing dynasty (from 1796 to 1821).

    • QING_DAOGUANG_1821_1851

      public static final ChineseEra QING_DAOGUANG_1821_1851

      Counts years since the reign of emperor Daoguang of Qing dynasty (from 1821 to 1851).

    • QING_XIANFENG_1851_1862

      public static final ChineseEra QING_XIANFENG_1851_1862

      Counts years since the reign of emperor Xianfeng of Qing dynasty (from 1851 to 1862).

    • QING_TONGZHI_1862_1875

      public static final ChineseEra QING_TONGZHI_1862_1875

      Counts years since the reign of emperor Tongzhi of Qing dynasty (from 1862 to 1875).

    • QING_GUANGXU_1875_1909

      public static final ChineseEra QING_GUANGXU_1875_1909

      Counts years since the reign of emperor Guangxu of Qing dynasty (from 1875 to 1909).

    • QING_XUANTONG_1909_1912

      public static final ChineseEra QING_XUANTONG_1909_1912

      Counts years since the reign of emperor Xuantong of Qing dynasty (from 1909 to 1912).

      This was the era of the last (child-)emperor in Chinese history whose name was Pu-yi. He was forced to abdicate on February the 12th of 1912.


      public static final ChineseEra YELLOW_EMPEROR

      Marks the begin of the reign of legendary yellow emperor Huang-di which was assumed by Sun-yat-sen in year 2698 BCE.

      This way of continuous counting of years was also used by the Chinese community of San Francisco. However, other sources report as begin of the reign rather the year 2697 BCE (probably Sun-yat-sen has miscalculated his era proposal by one year or maybe mistreated the year zero).

  • Method Details

    • values

      public static ChineseEra[] values()
      Returns an array containing the constants of this enum class, in the order they are declared.
      an array containing the constants of this enum class, in the order they are declared
    • valueOf

      public static ChineseEra valueOf(String name)
      Returns the enum constant of this class with the specified name. The string must match exactly an identifier used to declare an enum constant in this class. (Extraneous whitespace characters are not permitted.)
      name - the name of the enum constant to be returned.
      the enum constant with the specified name
      IllegalArgumentException - if this enum class has no constant with the specified name
      NullPointerException - if the argument is null
    • getDisplayName

      public String getDisplayName(Locale locale)

      Equivalent to the expression getDisplayName(locale, TextWidth.WIDE).

      locale - language setting
      descriptive text (long form, never null)
      See Also:
      getDisplayName(Locale, TextWidth)
    • getDisplayName

      public String getDisplayName(Locale locale, TextWidth width)

      Gets the description text dependent on the locale and style parameters.

      The second argument controls the width of description.

      locale - language setting
      width - text width
      descriptive text for given locale and style (never null)
    • isQingDynasty

      public boolean isQingDynasty()

      Does this era belongs to the Qing dynasty?

      true if this era is associated with the Qing dynasty else false