FengShui – a systematic research of vernacular sustainable development In Ancient China and its lessons for future

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Ceranic, Boris and Zhong, Z. 2007. FengShui – a systematic research of vernacular sustainable development In Ancient China and its lessons for future. 7th International CARE Conference, Greenwich.
AuthorsCeranic, Boris and Zhong, Z.
Abstract

Creating and keeping balance is the basic and the most important principle of Chinese traditional philosophy. It provides the fundamental philosophical basis for Chinese FengShui in pursuing coexistence between human and nature. Influenced by the traditional philosophy, Chinese FengShui displays the concept of balance, harmony and order in the design of ancient living environment and development of traditional settlement with many detailed manifestations that embody representative sustainable character. This paper discusses the principle of sustainability in FengShui practice from philosophical, environmental, ecological, socio-cultural and economic perspectives. It further intends to reveal the inherent connection between FengShui, traditional Chinese culture and the vernacular sustainable development of the agricultural society in ancient China.

Creating and keeping balance is the basic and the most important principle of Chinese traditional
philosophy. It provides the fundamental philosophical basis for Chinese FengShui in pursuing
coexistence between human and nature. Influenced by the traditional philosophy, Chinese FengShui
displays the concept of balance, harmony and order in the design of ancient living environment and
development of traditional settlement with many detailed manifestations that embody representative
sustainable character. This paper discusses the principle of sustainability in FengShui practice from
philosophical, environmental, ecological, socio-cultural and economic perspectives. It further intends
to reveal the inherent connection between FengShui, traditional Chinese culture and the vernacular
sustainable development of the agricultural society in ancient China.

KeywordsFengShui; Qi; Balance; Harmony; Order; Sustainable development
Year2007
Journal7th International CARE Conference, Greenwich
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/582943
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