2018-07-25 Whether Chinese physiognomy has scientific basis? Physiognomy is a method of observing people. According to one's appearance, ancient Chinese Taoist priest can predict his personality, physical condition, life experience, and fate by physiognomy. Ancient Chinese physiognomy can be traced back to the 7th century BC. According to the historical records, a minister was able to judge prince's abilities and destinies by his facial features in the Spring and Autumn period.