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Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword
Michael Lackner

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1. Clients of Divinatory Services: Societal Issues and Consultation Experiences (Taipei)
Chapter 2. Divinatory Arts Specialists: Taipei’s “World of Divination”: Historical Development, Claims, and Reforms
Chapter 3. Fate Calculation Techniques: Contemporary Reformulations of a Traditional Knowledge on the Individual and Their Environment
Chapter 4. Professional Practitioners in Beijing: Institutional and Cultural Legitimacy of Professional Diviners in Mainland China (Beijing)
Chapter 5. Amateur Practitioners and Shared Knowledge: Everyday Knowledge and Modes of Transmission (Kaifeng)

Conclusion: Trust and Standardization

Appendix I: Brief History of the Ziwei Doushu Method
Appendix II: Ziwei Doushu Schools in Taiwan
Appendix III: Correspondence Tables in the Ziwei Doushu Method

Glossary of Chinese Terms
References
Index

The Art of Fate Calculation

Practicing Divination in Taipei, Beijing, and Kaifeng

St├ęphanie Homola

Foreword by Michael Lackner

374 pages, 42 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-812-6 Hb Published (January 2023)

eISBN 978-1-80073-813-3 eBook