Feng Shui Study Tour of China 2012
Due to popular demand, we will organize another China Feng Shui Study in later part of 2012 (October 06 -20, 2012) , for further information please download flyer in English by clicking on Chinese title of tour ("FengShui: China of Old") below:
2012 International Symposium on Kanyu (Feng Shui) and Architecture is to ahead!
The 6th international gathering has been confirmed and is to take place at Humboldt University, Berlin from 05 – 07 November 2012 at Humboldt University.
The following specialists have confirmed their attendance and presentation for publication of their research after the symposium:
Ellen van Goethem,
Florian C. Reiter,
Please contact ECOFS should you be interested in coming this rare event:
European College of Feng Shui
c/o Brunnenstrasse 181
The previous symposium papers were published in the following book:
The China Tour 2010 has been most enjoyable and you can see some great images put together by Michael Rapp by clicking on "more info.."
There are also some great photos of the past tours in the Gallery section. Please drop us a line if you are interested in joining us the next time.
The next tour will take place in May 2012 in conjunction with the 6th. International Conference on Scientific Feng Shui and the Built Environment to be held in Taizhou, China. Stay tuned!
The 5th international gathering was held at Humboldt University (HU) Berlin from 09-11 November 2010, hosted by Seminar of Sinology and supported by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung. 15 specialists from 9 countries came together to discuss the influence of Kanyu Feng Shui on the modern built environment.
In his opening speech, Prof. Dr. Florian C Reiter of HU Berlin considered the probability of using Kanyu (a more traditional term for Fengshui) in some of the new developments in Berlin and came to the conclusion that if Fengshui were involved, then there would be less eye-sores, such as the Sony Centre.
Prof. Ole Bruun from Denmark remarked in his paper that the popularization of Fengshui was partly due to the search for a new spirituality to replace the old one in the West. With the globalization of Fengshui, it will become once again a living tradition and what it will become depends on how we will present and make use of Fengshui in the future. He also mentioned the “Pizza” effect, where the inter-change of information between the Chinese and their western counterparts will eventually modify the more traditional aspects of Feng Shui.
“But we must study Kaqnyu Fengshui more seriously and get rid of the less useful and retain the more constructive components for modern applications,” said Prof. Wang Yude from Cntral China Normal University, whose historical research institute is famous for their research into the Mysterious Cultures of China. “Better Fengshui education is definitely needed,” echoed the same sentiment from Dr. Michael Paton from Australia’s Sydney University.
“The trend in China now is to study Feng Shui from an architectural and cultural point of view, less emphasis is placing on the esoteric side of Feng Shui and more on the practical side of how it can improve China’s environment and showcase Chinese culture,” said Prof. Wei Dong from USA, who hopes the next international conference will be held in Taizhou China (3 hours from Shanghai), the home town of Hu Jin-Tao, the Premier of China, and the site of the first Fengshui cultural museum in China.
At the end of the 3 days, most experts do come to the conclusion that with careful study and research Kanyu Fengshui can make a positive contribution to the modern built environment and our relationship to Nature, in terms of conservation, ecology and sustainability. “Kanyu Fengshui can be a very useful and powerful tool, instead of seeing it as a 2,000 years old fad from China,” said the expert scholars.
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