Hong-Key Yoon's book explores the nature of geomantic principles (fengshui) and the culture of practicing them in Korean cultural contexts. He clearly analyzes the nature and historical background of geomancy, the principles for selecting auspicious sites, and provides an extensive interpretation of geomantic principles as practiced in Korea. The impacts of geomancy on traditional cartography, religion, urban development, and finally iconographical warfare are all discussed in great detail.
Hong-key Yoon is associate professor in the School of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 Part I: The Nature And Historical Background Of Geomancy Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 4 Chapter 2: The Origin and Evolution of Geomancy in Korea Chapter 5 Chapter 3: The Introduction and Development of Geomancy in Korea Part 6 Part II: Geomantic Principles Into Practice Chapter 7 Chapter 4: Yin-Yang Theory and Geomancy Chapter 8 Chapter 5: The Geomantic Principles for and Auspicious Site Chapter 9 Chapter 6: The Principles of House Geomancy Chapter 10 Chapter 7: Grave Geomancy Landscape Chapter 11 Chapter 8: An Interpretation of Geomantic Principles Chapter 12 Chapter 9: The Cartography of Geomancy Part 13 Part III: Geomancy And Religion Chapter 14 Chapter 10: Geomancy's Interaction with Buddhism Chapter 15 Chapter 11: Confucian Ethos and Geomancy Part 16 Part IV: Geomancy And Settlement Chapter 17 Chapter 12: The Use of Geomantic Ideas in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Cities Chapter 18 Chapter 13: Seoul: A New Dynasty's Search for an Auspicious Site Chapter 19 Chapter 14: The Social Construction of Kaesong Part 20 Part V: Geomancy and Iconography Chapter 21 Chapter 15: Iconographic Warfare and the Geomantic Landscape of Seoul Chapter 22 Chapter 16: Conclusion