In December of 2012 an investigation into then deputy party secretary of Sichuan Li Chuncheng was...
by Samuel Wade | May 13, 2013
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....
by Wendy Qian | Jun 28, 2012
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,...
by Kate Zhao | Nov 20, 2007
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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 9, 2007
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 […]
by Wu Nan | Feb 16, 2007
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 […]
by Mo Ming | Feb 14, 2007
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 […]
by Max Woodworth | Sep 27, 2005
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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