The First Monograph on Scientific Feng Shui
February 16, 2009
The Fourth International Conference on Scientific Feng Shui and the Built Environment is about to take place in Hong Kong this weekend (20-21 Febfruary 2009). The monograph from previous conferences is now available for purchase, below is a description of the content and how you can get hold of a copy. Be quick because these are a limited edition prints.
“Research in Scientific Feng Shui and the Built Environment”
Paper Back, 304 pages 190 x 235 mm
Publication Date: Feb 2009
List Price USD 27.00
Special price during conference USD 21.00
Dr. Michael Y. Mak Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Built Environment,
University of Newcastle, Australia
Dr. Albert T. SO Adjunct Professor, Department of Building & Construction,
City University of Hong Kong
Gyda ANDERS, Bixia CHEN, Michael CHIANG, Howard CHOY, Wei DONG,
Genji KURIMA, Kok Hoo LOO, Michael Y MAK, Yuei NAKAMA, Michael PATON,
Albert T SO, Ellen VAN GOETHEM, Derek WALTERS, Fook Tsan WONG,
Hong-key YOON, Rachel ZUEHL
Feng Shui practice has become an important reference for the planning and design of buildings, monuments and even entire cities. In fact Feng Shui is an evolved study of the natural and built environment. By utilizing the natural elements and practical environmental changes, we may improve upon our well-being, relationships, prosperity, health and living environment. People in many advanced countries seek to establish a deeper understanding of these relationships between human and natural environment. Architects from around the world also begin to recognize Feng Shui as a broad ecologically and architecturally connected paradigm.
To remove the shadow of superstition for Feng Shui practice, it is essential to use a scientific approach in the hope of combining and fusing ancient wisdom with modern knowledge in building science. Scientific Feng Shui has two meanings, namely (1) the verification of Feng Shui principles scientifically and (2) studying Feng Shui logically in a scientific way. This volume comprises 13 high-quality essays, which were well-organized into four parts to reflect the current trends and the future development of the research undertaken in the built environment.
This book will address the growing demand for architects, building professionals and other property practitioners to apply the concepts of Feng Shui in the built environment.
Introduction: Scientific Research in Feng Shui
Michael Y MAK and Albert T SO
Part I Research in Compass School
1 The Role of the Twenty-eight Xiu in Feng Shui
2 Observations Linking Megalithic Monuments to the Chinese Luopan
3 An Assessment into the Basics of Eight Mansions Feng Shui Theory
Fook Tsan WONG
Part II Research in Form School
4 Feng Shui and the Energy of the Land
5 Tracing Rational Aspects of Feng Shui (Geomancy)
6 The Core Principles of Feng Shui
7 A Conceptual Framework of Feng Shui Knowledge Structure
Michael Y MAK
Part III Research in Feng Shui and the Built Environment
8 Feng Shui Design and Planning of Ming and Qing City of Beijing
9 Tracing Feng Shui in Ancient Japanese Capitals—Case Study: Nagaoka, Japan’s Forgotten Capital
Ellen VAN GOETHEM
10 A Study on Feng Shui Village Landscape Structure in the Ryukyu Islands
Bixia CHEN, Yuei NAKAMA and Genji KURIMA
Part IV Future of Research in Feng Shui and the Built Environment
11 Feng Shui and Contextualism in Western Architecture
12 The Comparison and Contrast between Green Design and Feng Shui
Wei DONG and Rachel ZUEHLl
13 Sustainable Feng Shui Eco-house
Kok Hoo LOO
Epilogue: Problems and Future of Research in Feng Shui
Albert T SO and Michael Y MAK
How to order
(1) You may mail your orders to the City University of Hong Kong Press, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong by accompanying a bankdraft or an international money order denominated in US Dollars and made payable to the City University of Hong Kong.
(2) For orders paid by VISA, please fax the order form to us at (852) 2779 3071, or mail it to us direct. If you wish to pay by VISA, please convert the total into Hong Kong currency using the rate US$1=HK$7.8.