Introduction and Understanding of Chinese Compass: Luo Pan

We will be presenting to you the introduction and understanding of Chinese Compass, Luo Pan. Details of our project are as follows:

* History of Feng Shui and Luo Pan

* Introduction to Luo Pan

* Types of Luo Pan available

* Features of a Luo Pan

* How to appreciate a good Luo Pan?

* Interview with Master Huang, an amateur geomancer

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Reasons for choosing this topic

Luo Pan, the Chinese Compass, is a very important tool for geomancers. They need this to evaluate buildings and houses. We have always been fascinated how a luo pan functions and how it is used in evaluation. Assoc. Prof Helmer Aslaksen has provided us with an opportunity to explore into this.

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Research

We embarked on an intensive research by getting resources from libraries and the Internet. A list of references can be found here. We also managed to interview Master Huang, an amateur feng shui geomancer who has graciously helped us by explaining the luo pan.

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Done by

Lee Annie & Wong Lai Kuan, GEM1506K, Heavenly Mathematics Introduction to Cultural Astronomy