The environment was a major preoccupation of the Nguyen court in
nineteenth-century Vietnam. The court devoted considerable time
and resources to observing, measuring and recording the weather
– including the formations in the sky, the seasons, wind and
rain – and changes in the waterways and terrain of the land.
According to Nguyen conceptualisations of nature and Heaven,
everything in the cosmos was subject to the elemental flows of
khí, the vital energy...[Show more]
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