As a Sinologist, one thing that really annoys me is when someone sanctimoniously invokes phony Orientalism to embellish their speech or writing. One egregious example is that the Chinese "character / symbol" for "crisis" is made up of "danger" plus "opportunity."
Several days ago, Frank Chance sent me the following note:
Hmmm…this doesn't seem to correspond with any part of the Laozi I know…not that it matters.
Labelling it "Lao Zi Apocrypha," I sent the card around to some friends and colleagues. Read the rest of this entry »
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