Wars are detrimental to yang energy and lead to the creation of yin energy that may haunt the lives of living beings.
Wars were fought during the Ming and Qing dynasties, filling the Earth with unwanted yin energy that covered the dragon formation, and thus China lagged behind in economic and social development toward the end of the Qing era.
To rub salt in the wound, occupation by Japanese troops added even more yin energy with their rampant killings.
Areas, including the western provinces of Sichuan, Gansu and Yunnan, were thick with yin energy, which transcended the dragon formation and made conditions ripe for negative events to happen.
The Ming Dynasty lasted 276 years; the capital city at that time was Nanking, as it was known then.
The Qing Dynasty ran from 1644 to 1911, with Beijing the capital.
Readers who followed my columns over the past few weeks will find that China's feng shui is among the best on the planet, with the Himalayas on the southwest, while the five great mountains of Tai Shan, Hua Shan, Heng Shan (Nanyue), Heng Shan (Beiyue) and Song Shan serve as the dragon's peaks and backbone.
Meanwhile, the Heilong, Yangtze, Yellow, Songhuajiang and Zhujiang rivers serve as the water elements in this feng shui setting.
Man-made disasters, especially wars, are detrimental to the feng shui landscape. Since the shifting of dragon energies was largely due to the changing of yin and yang energy, we would want to harness the yang, or kind, energy, and avoid the yin, or unkind, energy if we want to see the new China continue to prosper and grow.
Kerby Kuek has published 15 books on feng shui, inner alchemy, Taoism and metaphysics. He can be contacted at www.kerbykuek.com