I meant the Chinese astrological system, but you are right in that I would like to learn the language, too, and the calligraphy is so beautiful. I've always felt like I should have been Asian so I guess I've had many lives there. I'm drawn to the Celtic, too! I know I have strong ancestry from Scotland and Ireland. I believe you said you were from the Appalachians(?) Most everyone there has Scots-Irish in the blood!
Korea would be a great place to visit! I would love to go there or anywhere in that part of the world. I looked up where you can stay at monasteries and there was a zen one in Korea where you can stay for free.....maybe one day What were you going to research? Sounds interesting.