Making the past serve the present
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The practice of Fengshui has been used for thousands of years in China to choose optimal sites and building placement. However, since 1919, it has largely been considered a superstition and its insights disregarded, especially in developed cities. In recent years, landscape scholars including Kongjian Yu and Qiheng Wang, have proposed that the principles of Fengshui coincide with ecology, helping to improve quality of life and reducing the impact of natural disasters such as floods. In this thesis, the author uses Hong Village as a case study to discuss the theory and application of traditional Fengshui and ecological design, and compare the relationship between these two systems. The thesis concludes that the two systems share both commonalities and differences when compared in the context of goals, theory application, and the Hong Village study results.