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feng shui

(fung´ shwa´) [Chinese] the Chinese art of positioning objects based on the premise that arrangement affects the balance of yin and yang and the flow of qi within an area, which can have positive or negative effects, including effects on health.

feng shui

(fŭng shwā)
An ancient Chinese belief system used to configure one's living or work environment to promote health, happiness, and prosperity, by enhancement of energy flow (chi); includes use of space, color, and order as factors in satisfaction.

feng shui

(fŭng shwā) [Chinese féng shuì, wind (and) water]
An ancient Chinese art of interior and architectural design, the object of which is to create a soothing and healthful living environment, one that is in accord with the qi (energy or life force).

feng shui (fung shwā),

n Chinese art of placing objects in accordance with the concepts of yin and yang—the passive (female) and active (male) principles, respectively—in Chinese cosmology, and the flow of qi which may have beneficial or harmful effects on one's health and life. See also qi.
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A Shophouses contains specific architectural features representative of the traditional FengShui in the southern part of China and Southeast Asia during the colonial era in the 19th the early 20th centuries [6].
Sun LJ, Chen HY, Fang ZL, Li JL, Huang JX (2007) Water-holding characteristic of 0-20cm depth soil in fengshui woods of Foshan city.
Second, it would be illusory to think fengshui evolved in a linear and homogeneous manner to form a perfectly coherent system, regardless of location in China, since geographical variations are significant.
In the 1930s, my great-grandfather trusted a fengshui master's advice and bought two burial plots for himself and his wife on the eastern slope of Huang Kang.
Some Chinese still consult a fengshui practitioner before they erect buildings or launch ventures.
Listings on living luxuriously in the Middle Kingdom, information on how to decorate your home in line with ideal fengshui principles, and of course a look at Chinese tea.
They will speak on a wide range of topics including lifestyle, parenting, healthcare and fengshui.
He expounded how the cultural variables of harmony, face, Guanxi (connections), Renqing (human indebtedness), Bao (reciprocity), Keqi (politeness), Li (Rites), Yuan (predestined relations), hierarchy, and Fengshui, play an important role influencing Chinese people's conflict resolution behaviour.
66) The problem areas were defined as overemphasis and attachment to 'outward forms' such as fortune-telling and fengshui and ritualistically following the faith.
This kind of worldview is exemplified in a short but fascinating text by the 4th-century thinker Guo Pu called the Zangshu (Book of Burying), which has influenced a great deal of Chinese thinking about the relations of human beings to the earth, and especially those branches of fengshui that constitute practical environmental science.
When asked whether Fengshui would be included, Wang said that such folk beliefs need in-depth research and group discussions, and that the final decision has not been made.
To connect to the outside world of IpN (as a substructure of IpC), this agent's soul is completely instilled with the images of the systems of eight trigrams, fengshui and so on.