However, the period has seen South Korea and China rise in both economic and sociocultural importance.
Chinese models now strut international catwalks, while Korean pop music and soap operas are more popular than ever before.
We're seeing brands such as Samsung, LG, Hyundai and Kia becoming South Korean success stories in the world arena.
This is due to topographical changes that favor the northeast (with certain sets of feng shui conditions).
In the past 30 years, China's economy has changed from being a centrally planned system that was largely closed to international trade, to a more market- oriented one, with its private sector seeing rapid growth.
The mainland's gross domestic product averaged US$1.25 trillion (HK$9.75 trillion) annually from 1960 until 2013, reaching an all-time high of US$9.24 trillion in 2013, according to World Bank data.
Alibaba, Legend and Tencent, to name a few, are China's success stories in this period.
So what's in store for Period Nine, which runs from 2024 to 2043?
I've mentioned that in Period Eight, we would see the northeast outshine others, while in Period Nine, based on certain metaphysical calculations, the southern hemisphere will outperform.
Hong Kong in Period Eight saw the rise of Cyberport and West Kowloon, with both areas benefiting from being in the southwest and having a strong water component.
In Period Nine, the south needs to have mountains to prosper, while southern areas should be filled with water (seas, ponds, lakes, rivers, etc) to their north to do well.
Hong Kong Island comes equipped with a tract of water that is based to the north, but the narrowing Victoria Gap wouldn't warrant maximizing the potential to the fullest.
Besides Hong Kong Island, we also have Lantau and Tsing Yi that have strong northern water components.
We also see Ma On Shan, Sha Tin and Sai Kung with northern water components, so perhaps such areas would outshine others in Period Nine.
Kerby Kuek has published 15 books on feng shui, inner alchemy, Taoism and metaphysics. He can be contacted at www.kerbykuek.com