The Role of Pungsu (Geomancy) in Korean Culture

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dc.contributor.author Yoon, Hong-Key en
dc.contributor.editor Shin, Kyu Suk en
dc.contributor.editor Chang, Hyun en
dc.coverage.spatial Perth, Australia en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-04T01:17:46Z en
dc.date.issued 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation The 5th Biannual KSAA Conference, Perth, Australia, 12 Jul 2007 - 13 Jul 2007. Editors: Shin KS, Chang H. Proceedidngs of The 5th Biannual KSAA Conference,the Enlightening Korea: Converging or Diverging. 7-12. 2007 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/8655 en
dc.description.abstract Pungsu (fengshui in Chinese) is often known as geomancy in the West, and has been understood by some scholars as a superstition, the rudiments of natural science of China or a quasi-religious and pseudo-scientific system. However, it is an ancient Chinese system of divining locations that can not easily be classified or labelled using a Western category. It is not a clear cut superstition, religion or science, but an art comprised of all three. The influence of geomantic ideas on Korean culture is so profound that it is almost impossible to understand the people-land relationships in Korea without appreciating the nature of geomancy and its role in Korean culture. Ever since this idea was introduced to Korea, it has been an important part of the Korean way of thinking in dealing with the environment. Its impact is clearly visible in Korean settlement landscapes, grave landscapes, the practice of religious beliefs and even in Korean literature and paintings. en
dc.relation.ispartof The 5th Biannual KSAA Conference en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedidngs of The 5th Biannual KSAA Conference,the Enlightening Korea: Converging or Diverging en
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dc.title The Role of Pungsu (Geomancy) in Korean Culture en
dc.type Conference Item en
pubs.begin-page 7 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: the author en
pubs.author-url http://www.ksaa.net/proceedings/KSAA05-2007.pdf en
pubs.end-page 12 en
pubs.finish-date 2007-07-13 en
pubs.start-date 2007-07-12 en
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pubs.subtype Proceedings en
pubs.elements-id 72196 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id School of Environment en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en


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