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Ancient and Modern. THE ARCHITECTURE OF BEIJING. By Jordan LaBonte. Feng Shui. An ancient Chinese system aesthetics believed to use the laws of both heaven and earth to help one improve by receiving positive qui. “Evil things travel on straight lines”.

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feng shui
Feng Shui
  • An ancient Chinese system aesthetics believed to use the laws of both heaven and earth to help one improve by receiving positive qui.
ancient hutongs
Ancient Hutongs

Ordinary

Wealthy

A hutong is a group of four houses centered around one courtyard.

Most Hutongs are traditional multigenerational one family.

walls around houses
Walls Around Houses

Protection against war lords

national stadium birds nest
National Stadium (Birds Nest)

Olympic stadium in 2008

Birds nest is cuisine delicacy

$423 million to build

A reference to cut work ceramics and a vessel to hold people.

national aquatics center water cube
National Aquatics Center (Water Cube)

All water events at 2008 Olympics

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What kinds of things do the Chinese use to ward off evil and bring good fortune into their lives?
bibliography
Bibliography

http://bellespics.eu/keyword/suzuki%20550e/

http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/China/photo943935.htm

http:// arts.cultural-china.com/en/84Arts6063.html

http://www.lotusinstitute.com/bagua.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_National_Stadium

http://en.beijing2008.cn/news/olympiccities/beijing/n214259359.shtml

http://www.chinaeconomicreview.com/hotels/2008/08/27/pangu-plaza-may-be-worlds-most-mysterious-and-expensive-residence.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_National_Aquatics_Center

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