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The Culture of Fengshui in Korea : An Exploration of East Asian Geomancy - Hong-Key Yoon

The Culture of Fengshui in Korea

An Exploration of East Asian Geomancy


Published: 15th August 2012
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The term Fengshui, which literally means 'wind and water,' is the ancient Chinese art of selecting an auspicious site to provide the most harmonious relationship between human and earth. The term is generally translated as 'geomancy,' and has had a deep and extensive impact on Korean, Chinese, and other East Asian cultures. Hong-key Yoon's book explores the nature of geomantic principles and the culture of practicing them in Korean cultural contexts. Yoon first examines the nature and historical background of geomancy, geomantic principles for auspicious sites (houses, graves, and cities) and provides an interpretation of geomantic principles as practiced in Korea. Yoon looks at geomancy's influence on cartography, religion and philosophy, and urban development in both Korea and China. Finally, Yoon debates the role of geomancy in the iconographical warfare between Japanese colonialism and Korean nationalism as it affected the cultural landscape of Kyongbok Palace in Seoul.

Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2
Chapter I: The Nature And Historical Background Of Geomancy
Chapter 3
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 4
Chapter 2: The Origin and Evolution of Geomancy in Korea
Chapter 5
Chapter 3: The Introduction and Development of Geomancy in Korea
Chapter 6
Chapter II: Geomantic Principles Into Practice
Chapter 7
Chapter 4: Yin-Yang Theory and Geomancy
Chapter 8
Chapter 5: The Geomantic Principles for and Auspicious Site
Chapter 9
Chapter 6: The Principles of House Geomancy
Chapter 10
Chapter 7: Grave Geomancy Landscape
Chapter 11
Chapter 8: An Interpretation of Geomantic Principles
Chapter 12
Chapter 9: The Cartography of Geomancy
Chapter 13
Chapter III: Geomancy And Religion
Chapter 14
Chapter 10: Geomancy's Interaction with Buddhism
Chapter 15
Chapter 11: Confucian Ethos and Geomancy
Chapter 16
Chapter IV: Geomancy And Settlement
Chapter 17
Chapter 12: The Use of Geomantic Ideas in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Cities
Chapter 18
Chapter 13: Seoul: A New Dynasty's Search for an Auspicious Site
Chapter 19
Chapter 14: The Social Construction of Kaesong
Chapter 20
Chapter V: Geomancy and Iconography
Chapter 21
Chapter 15: Iconographic Warfare and the Geomantic Landscape of Seoul
Chapter 22
Chapter 16: Conclusion

ISBN: 9780739153857
ISBN-10: 0739153854
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 15th August 2012
Publisher: University Press of America