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Придворные геоманты в Корее в период Чосон (1392–1897)

Geomancy known in Korea as the ‘p’ungsu chiri seol theory’ first was introduced to Korean people with the works of a Buddhist monk Doseon (827-898). The theory was a synonym for traditional Korean geography, and soon became popular and wide-spread. The article focuses on the role of a geomancer in Korea during the reign of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1897) and explores who the Joseon geomancers were: what social background and status they had, what education they were expected to have and what their duties were. In the end of the article I give a list of examples explaining the influence and importance of the p’ungsu chiri seol theory for Korean history and culture