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By Hong-Key Yoon

The time period Fengshui, which accurately ability 'wind and water,' is the traditional chinese language paintings of choosing an auspicious web site to supply the main harmonious dating among human and earth. The time period is usually translated as 'geomancy,' and has had a deep and wide influence on Korean, chinese language, and different East Asian cultures. Hong-key Yoon's booklet explores the character of geomantic rules and the tradition of practising them in Korean cultural contexts. Yoon first examines the character and old history of geomancy, geomantic ideas for auspicious websites (houses, graves, and towns) and offers an interpretation of geomantic ideas as practiced in Korea. Yoon seems at geomancy's effect on cartography, faith and philosophy, and concrete improvement in either Korea and China. ultimately, Yoon debates the function of geomancy within the iconographical conflict among eastern colonialism and Korean nationalism because it affected the cultural panorama of Kyongbok Palace in Seoul.

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