Officials Seek Career Shortcuts With Feng Shui

At The New York Times, Dan Levin reports that some officials, eager to ward off career pitfalls ranging from protests to vengeful mistresses, are turning to feng shui and other alternative strategies for guidance and protection....

Year of the Snake Draws Hisses

At The Wall Street Journal, Te-Ping Chen and Fiona Law describe Hong Kong’s lukewarm welcome for the Year of the Snake: The coming year […] suffers because it is considered a “blind year,” meaning it...

Documentary Captures Plight of China’s Fortune Tellers

Beijing director Xu Tong’s  second feature-length documentary Fortune Teller (Suan Ming, with English subtitles, available on Youku) details the story of a Buddhist handicapped man, Li Baicheng (pseudonym), and his deaf,...

Chinese Fortune Teller: Will & Kate To Split

CNN interviews fortune teller Chen Shuaifou about the long-term prospects of Britain’s impending royal marriage. Sadly, he reports, the marriage will not outlast the winter of 2015, though heartbreak and scandal may be...

Feng Shui Master in Hong Kong Court – Dikky Sinn

From AP: The battle for the fortune of Asia’s wealthiest woman moved into the courtroom Monday, with a feng shui master, a charity and the dead woman’s father-in-law all claiming the right to her billions. At least two wills have surfaced since property magnate Nina Wang died April 3, at the age of 69. She […]

Who Painted The Mountain Green in Fumin county, Yunnan? РMa Jun (马军)

From yWeekend „ÄäÈùíÂπ¥Âë®Êú´„Äã, translated by ESWN: Someone said: “The Bureau of Agriculture and Forestry people did it.” Someone said: “A decorator company boss did it for his own fengshui.” Someone said: “The truth has not been confirmed yet.” One incident. Three reporters. Three versions. What is the truth about the “green paint on the mountain […]

Year of Pig not so Amicable – AP

From AP, via China Daily: Sunday marks the start of the Chinese New Year and it’s a lucky one for those starting out in life. But the rest of us are in for a rough ride. Expect epidemics, disasters and violence in much of the world… Feng shui is the ancient Chinese practice of trying […]

Why is a Barren Chinese Mountain Being Painted Green? – AP

From AP via International Herald Tribune: Villagers in southwestern China are puzzled by a county government’s decision to paint an entire barren mountainside green. Workers who began spraying Laoshou mountain in August told villagers that they were doing so on orders of the county government but were not told why, media reports said Wednesday. Some […]

Lessons in Harmony Lead to Discord

From Los Angeles Times Few places are as steeped in the traditions of feng shui as this ancient city. The pathways of centuries-old tombs follow the pattern of the Big Dipper’s seven stars. Countless homes and modern buildings sport mirrors to deflect bad energy and outdoor fountains to guide riches inside. So when a university […]

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