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

Bruun, Ole.

Verlag: University of Hawai'i Press,, Honolulu,, 2003
ISBN 10: 0824826728 / ISBN 13: 9780824826727
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Titel: Fengshui in China. Geomantic Divination ...

Verlag: University of Hawai'i Press,, Honolulu,

Erscheinungsdatum: 2003

Einband: Hardcover


Honolulu, University of Hawai'i Press, 2003. 22 cm x 14,5 cm. VIII, 305 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of philosopher Graham Parkes, with his name on the front free endpaper. Includes for example the following essays: Fengshui Practices and Policies, 1850 to 1949 / Another School of Fengshui - Fieldwork in Jiangsu / On the origin of Fengshui and the History of its Literature etc etc. Sprache: English Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of philosopher Graham Parkes, with his name on the front free endpaper. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 70037AB

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Inhaltsangabe: Contrary to popular manuals, this book approaches fengshui from an academic angle, focusing on its significance in China, but also depicting the recent 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. The author argues that fengshui serves as an alternative tradition of cosmological knowledge to explain a range of everyday occurrences in rural areas such as disease, mental disorders, accidents and common mischief. Although Chinese authorities have opposed the tradition for centuries, it has been used by almost every-one as an aspect of popular cosmology. This title falls in the category of Anthropology, Religious Studies, Environmental Studies, and China. It is suitable for academic researchers and post-graduate students.

Über den Autor: Ole Bruun is Associate Professor at Roskilde University's Institute for Society and Globalization. Besides working on fengshui and Asian perceptions of nature in general, he is a leading scholar on Mongolian studies. His edited volume, Mongols From Country to City, was published by NIAS Press in 2006.

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