House design by surname in Feng Shui

  title={House design by surname in Feng Shui},
  author={Su-Ju Lu and Peter Blundell Jones},
  journal={The Journal of Architecture},
  pages={355 - 367}
Feng Shui is an exclusive Chinese cultural achievement and experience in architecture. This paper reviews one special Feng Shui model for the selection of auspicious orientations for house elements such as the main entrance, kitchen, or bedrooms, based on the classification of surnames. Investigation of original references and historical literature reveals that this model has been mentioned, but never analysed in detail. Four significant Feng Shui concepts forming the theoretical aspect of the… 
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Science and civilisation in China – Vol.3: Mathematics and the sciences of the heavens and the earth (Cambridge
  • 1959
Although some Sinologists point out that this legend and the date could be a fabrication (see Schuyler, Camman
  • History of Religions
  • 1961
Lun Heng, a rare Chinese book, was written by Wang Chung in 59 AD
    The phenomenal experiences supporting this idea are fairly clear: plants destroy the Earth by covering it and absorbing its substance; Earth rises out of the sea or soaks up a puddle
      Ching Nang Ao Chih was written by Yang Yun-sung, a Feng Shui master