Fengshui and Architecture

When:18 Mar 2016, 3pm - 5pm
Venue:Morven Brown 209 (map ref C20)
Who:Adjunct Professor Chu Chien-lih (San Diego State University)
Chu Chien-lih

Chinese Studies Seminar Series

Abstract

Fengshui is an ancient Chinese body of knowledge having to do with design and placement. It strives to choose, build and create the most suitable environment possible for human habitation. According to this tradition, the fengshui of a building, of one’s home or office may affect many different aspects of one’s life, such as career, relationships, health, education, travel and fortune. Auspicious fengshui may benefit the recipient in many ways, but inauspicious fengshui draws in negative energy and obstacles. In this lecture the correlation of fengshui with architecture will be discussed -- examples of traditional Chinese architecture such as the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, Sun-Moon Lake, Cihu and the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial in Taiwan will be analyzed along with several prominent examples of Western architecture.

About Chu Chien-lih

Chu Chien-lih ???is Adjunct Professor at the School of Arts and Letters at San Diego State University in California, CEO of Yun Lin Temple and Chair of the Lin Yun Foundation in Taipei. She is a graduate of National Taiwan University and the University of Georgia and has lectured on fengshui and Tibetan Buddhism at numerous universities, academic conferences and business organizations, including the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School, Stanford University, New York University, University of London and George Mason University.

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