Spanning more than four centuries, the Han period is considered the golden age of Chinese history.
The Han dynasty was an era of economic prosperity and saw a significant growth in the money economy first established during the Zhou dynasty.
We saw how movements of the Earth affected the faith of the dynasties, in particular the Eastern and Western Han.
The Western Han emerged more powerful and prosperous than the Eastern Han due to the feng shui setting of water elements such as rivers and lakes and the dragon formations of mountains.
The Western Han became powerful due to the gigantic mountain formations of Sichuan. The merging of rivers and ponds and the mountains in the vicinity determined the faith of both the Eastern and Western Han. This was due to rivers "diverging into one."
The Western Han was more prosperous because it was closer to the rivers' merging point.
This dragon breath generated from the dragon formation would serve to breed leaders of nations. Again and again history would repeat itself.
In a previous column, we touched upon mountains breeding leaders while water breeds businessmen, showing that almost all leaders are born in inland areas with mountains nearby.
The Han dynasty (206BC to 220AD) ruled during such a pivotal era in the history of China that the majority ethnic group in the country still refer to themselves as "the people of Han."
The Han emperors oversaw leaps in technology, philosophy, religion and trade. Nonetheless, the Han empire crumbled away in 221. It is believed that the collapse of the Han was due to the drainage of the rivers and ponds. The Han government, among others, had trouble collecting enough tax revenue to fund the court as a result.
Last week we discussed the impact of landscape bringing about changes in feng shui. Should anything happen to these mountains, it would be costly to the faith of the nation. Feng shui is environmentalist any harm to Mother Nature would be objected to.
Kerby Kuek has published 15 books on feng shui, inner alchemy, Taoism and metaphysics. He can be contacted at www.kerbykuek.com