Come in alto, così in basso. La corrispondenza tra paesaggio e stelle dell’Orsa Maggiore nei primi due capitoli dello Hanlongjing 撼龍經
This contribution is focused on a translation of the first two chapters of Hanlongjing 撼龍經, one of the fengshui classical texts belonging to the School of Forms, attributed to Yang Yunsong and dating back to the 10th century. The first part of this short study tries to shed some light on some interesting features of this source: the notion of dragon qi 氣 veins shaping on large scale the topography of China, and defining on little scale the fengshui nature of a site; and the correspondence between mountainous reliefs forms and the stars of Ursa Maior’s Northern Dipper (Beidou 北斗).
Keywords: Astronomy • Geography • Yang Yunsong • Nortern Dipper • Beidou • Fengshui • Hanlongjing