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Chinese Culture

On March 9, 2013, I was invited to attend Newton’s first citywide Chinese Cultural Festival as a panelist. The panel discussion included Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Feng Shui, Tai Chi, and Healing Ancient Music of Guqin (古琴). As a Feng Shui consultant, I gave a speech on “The Ancient Wisdom of Feng Shui: Balance the Energy around […]

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Dec2012

Year of the Snake

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February 4, 2013 marks the year of the Snake in the Chinese calendar. This change is based on a change in the cosmos and earth energies. The precise time of the change will be at exactly midnight (00:19 am) of February 4, 2013. The new cosmos energy is named Gui (癸), and the new earth […]

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18
Jun2012

Chinese Feng Shui Mascot

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In Chinese Feng Shui, the mascot plays an important role. Chinese believe that some mascots can bring good luck and an auspicious future, while others can prevent bad luck from happening. According to Feng Shui, we can use different mascots to decorate our homes and offices. They not only act as lucky symbols, but also can […]

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17
Jan2012

The year 2012 is Chinese Dragon Year. “Dragon” is just a symbolic name for this year. In the Chinese calendar, 2012 has a formal name called “Ren Chen”. According to Feng Shui, 2012 is the year of water. What is the meaning of the year of water? In Chinese calendar, each year is named by […]

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Oct2011

Feng Shui and Ba Gua

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On September 10, 2011, I was invited as a Chinese Feng Shui master to attend the Blossom Festival at the China Blossom Restaurant in North Andover. The goal of this Festival was to raise awareness of Asian culture to people who live in the area north of Boston. This Festival was very successful. I was really surprised […]

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Yin Yu Tang Style

5. Carved Decorations Although the Hui style of construction was particular to the Hui Zhou area, the carving skills of the craftsmen there were well known and admired throughout China.  The quality of their work became the benchmark against which other architectural schools evaluated their productions and of course, emulated. In the Yin Yu Tang house, […]

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d) “Hall on the second floor” and “Horserace” house Long ago, only persons of the Yue nationality lived in the Hui Zhou area.  In order to adapt to the inhospitable climate and natural environment in that region, the Yue lived in houses that employed the “stem column” construction.  (See picture) In this kind of construction, […]

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c) The main hall The Main Hall of the house consists of three rooms that face the Sky Well.  The center one of these three rooms is called the “Ming Jian” (Opening Hall).  It is used as a reception hall.  In the case of the Ying Yu Tang, this room has no doors in order […]

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b) The Sky Well The Sky Well in Hui Style architecture is the most important feature of the house.  It is a variation on the courtyard of the Central-Courtyard Houses found in northern China.  Unlike the courtyard in the Central-Courtyard houses, the courtyard or “Sky Well”, in the Hui Zhou area is very small, similar […]

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The Horse-Head Wall What is the Horse-Head Wall? If you visit the Yin Yu Tang you will see some decorated protruding portions on the tops of both side walls which are higher than the rooftop.  This extended portion of the wall is yet another Hui Style form, called the “Horse Head Wall” since its protruding […]

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