Fengshui in China: Geomantic Divination Between State Orthodoxy and Popular Religion

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NIAS Press, 2003 - Feng shui - 305 pages
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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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Contents

Fengshui Practices and Policies 1850 to 1949
34
Fengshui Practices and Policies after 1949
81
The Fengshui Revival Fieldwork in Sichuan
112
Another School of FengshuiFieldwork in Jiangsu
163
Fengshui Applications and Possible Interpretations
198
Fengshui as Environmental
231
Conclusion
255
On the Origin of Fengshui and the History
263
List of Chinese Terms
285
Index
301
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