Fengshui in China: Geomantic Divination Between State Orthodoxy and Popular Religion
Focusing on fengshui's significance in China, this book depicts the history of its reinterpretation in the West. It includes a historical account of fengshui over the last 150 years with anthropological fieldwork on contemporary practices in two Chinese rural areas. It is suitable for academic researchers and post-graduate students.
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