1. Introduction; 2. A brief history of Feng Shui; 3. Feng Shui in the context of Chinese popular religion; 4. Feng Shui research; 5. Cosmological principles, schools of interpretation, and the Feng Shui compass; 6. Feng Shui in the Chinese cityscape: China proper and overseas; 7. Modern Feng Shui interpretations and uses; 8. Environmental concerns; 9. Feng Shui as cultural globalization; Bibliography; Index.
This book examines the origins and practices of Chinese Feng Shui as well as its recent Western interpretations.
Ole Bruun is Associate Professor at the Institute for Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Denmark. He is author of Fengshui in China: Geomantic Divination Between State Orthodoxy and Popular Religion (2003) and editor with Michael Jacobsen of Human Rights and Asian Values: Contested Identities and Cultural Representations in Asia (2000).
"...deeply insightful book. ...important for any student of Chinese culture. Useful for Chinese studies, religious studies, and anthropology. Highly recommended. --Choice