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"Screen walls" ( (四合院) or "Chinese quadrangle", where the buildings surround an internal courtyard.
A "screen wall" can be seen in front of the entrance to one of the buildings.
Once a house is properly sited according to feng shui principles, house construction can begin.
During the building process, "charm" objects are usually installed to ensure that the structure is conducive to summoning good fortune.
An example of a Tai Shan "resisting stone" is shown at the left.
For this reason, the Chinese used the charms and amulets which are discussed in great detail throughout this website. Together they express the power of the flowing elements of nature.
It is one of the most critical components of a house and its installation requires a special ceremony.