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The propensity of things : toward a history of efficacy in China

Author: François Jullien
Publisher: New York : Zone Books ; London : MIT Press (distributor), 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, his first to appear in English, French sinologistFrancois Jullien uses the Chinese concept of shi--meaningdisposition or circumstance, power or potential--as a touchstone toexplore  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: François Jullien
ISBN: 0942299957 9780942299953
OCLC Number: 42790639
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Originally published: 1995.
Description: 317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Propension des choses.
Responsibility: François Jullien ; translated by Janet Lloyd.

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"... truly a magnificent piece of work... " China Review International "... a thoughtful, at times brilliant essay..." The Journal of Asian Studies

 
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