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The study on the Confucian scholars Viewpoint of Feng Shui in Song dynasty-Focused on Cheng Zi, Zhu Zi, Cai Fa

  • The Journal of Study on Language and Culture of Korea and China
  • Abbr : JSLCKC
  • 2015, (39), pp.397-418
  • DOI : 10.16874/jslckc.2015..39.016
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Study on Chinese Languge and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature
  • Published : October 31, 2015

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ABSTRACT

Feng Shui writings and utilizations are the principal cultural phenomenons in Song dynasty. The studies on Feng Shui of Cheng Zi, Zhu Zi, Cai Fa had given big impacts on descendants. Cheng Zi said that the basic reason of choosing good cemetery area is for giving good impacts to dead ancestors’s soul. And he thought that the dead ancestors’s soul is still alive as like living human beings. Zhu Zi also thought that the location conditions and environments of cemetery area are very important too. Cai Fa specifically studied on how to choose the site of good Feng Shui environment focused on energy point, strong and soft, vitality, gathering and dispersing. And he thinking that the essence of Feng Shui is building virtue, and emphasized on the importance of mental attitude. Cheng Zi, Zhu Zi, and Cai Fa incessantly emphasized that Feng Shui is not a tool but objective for practicing filial piety, and practicing it, it is necessary to close look on the environment of the site. And the essence of the view point of Feng Shui in Song dynasty is summarized as to build virtues reminding that although practicing the right Feng Shui promises the prosperity of mankind, but the most important thing is to have true mental attitude.

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