Master T’an Yang Wu began his
studies in Feng Shui at a tender age of 19 under the careful
instruction and guidance of Master Yong Chin Lu who was 70
at that time. He later learned Yin Feng Shui from
another Master and realized that his was not accurate.
On finding this out, he apologized publicly via a newspaper
for the unfortunate mistakes and promised to compensate
former clients for these mistakes and re-do their Feng Shui
at no extra charge.
In 1922, Master T'an Yang Wu
started a Feng Shui school at No.716, Chentu Road, Shanghai,
while continuing to carry out inspections. In 1923, he
authored his first book entitled “T’an’s San Yuan Xuen Gong
Feng Shui” which dealt with the theory of Yang Feng Shui
(living) and Yin Feng Shui (graves).
In 1924, he authored a second book
with the same title as above and concentrated on the
practical experiences, analysis and research that he had
carried out and observed over the years. The books
were authored for the purpose of sales in China, but
unfortunately during the Japanese occupation of China and
the subsequent communist takeover, all the books were either
burned or destroyed with the exception of one book each of
the two books. Master T’an handed these books over to
Master Sui Beng with the intention of avoiding extinction of
the art. These books were later handed down to Master
Leyau, which he later republished.
It should also be noted that with the unfortunate
destruction of the books only Master Eu See Ying @ Yen Pen
and Master Sui Beng carried down the knowledge.