1 edition of Ten thousand Chinese things found in the catalog.
|Statement||by William B. Langdon, esq., curator of the Chinese collection|
|Contributions||Langdon, William B.|
|LC Classifications||DS714 .D86 1844|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||1p. l., -170 p. :|
|Number of Pages||170|
|LC Control Number||47038114|
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Laozi, in trance, “wandered freely in the origin of all things.” Thus, in ecstasy he escaped the rhythm of life and death by contemplating the ineluctable return: “Having attained perfect emptiness, holding fast to stillness, I can watch the return of the ever active Ten Thousand . I said the Chinese system is simpler than the western system, and this is true until you get to ten thousand, which we would expect to be 10, but it isn't. The Chinese have a special name and character for ten thousand. So ,, our "one hundred thousand" is not it's or ten ten-thousands. 1,, our "million" is or one hundred ten.
Among the Ten Thousand Things speaks to what makes a person, and a family, tick, even when it can so easily seem utterly inexplicable. The New York Times Book Review Pierpont illustrates how hard it can be to grow up, at any age—just one of the many reasons Among the Ten Thousand Things is such an impressive debut. Before she jumped into the pond filled with ten thousand venomous creatures, Ah Lai asked her, ‘Did you ever regret meeting him?’ Su Bai watched her quietly. After a long moment, she lifted her lips and smiled. ‘It was the greatest blessing of my life to have met him.’ And she leapt off the steps. She thought: no matter how difficult her love was, no matter how she hated and then.
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The Ten Thousand Things is an entranced vision of a far-off place that is as convincingly real and intimate as it is exotic, a book that is at once a lament and an ecstatic ode to nature and life.
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Life of the People of the Celestial Empire by Langdon, William B. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Ten Thousand Things is a novel of shimmering strangenessthe story of Felicia, who returns with her baby son from Holland to the Spice Islands of Indonesia, to the house and garden that were her birthplace, over which her powerful grandmother still presides.
There Felicia finds herself wedded to an uncanny and dangerous world, full of mystery and violence, where objects/5. The Ten Thousand Things meets the challenge simply by telling a straightforward story and leaving the fortune cookies behind. It deals with Chinese politics, religion, art, and philosophy in economical and accessible prose/5.
Ten Thousand Things explores the many forms of life, or, in ancient Chinese parlance “the ten thousand things” that life is and is becoming, in contemporary Beijing and beyond. Coauthored by an American anthropologist and a Chinese philosopher, the book examines the myriad ways contemporary residents of Beijing understand and nurture the good life, practice the embodied arts of everyday.
Originally presented as a series of Mellon lectures at the National Gallery of Art, Ten Thousand Things combines keen aesthetic and cultural insights with a rich variety of illustrations to make a profound new statement about Chinese art and society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data). The ten thousand things is a Chinese expression used to mean the indefinite multitude of all forms and beings in manifest existence. Thus, it denotes the fecundity of the all-creative maya – the boundless abundance of Our Mother God, and also the world of multiplicity, change and flux as opposed to the unitary transcendence of the Spirit.
The number ten thousand as indicating indefinite. Ten Thousand Things explores the many forms of life, or, in ancient Chinese parlance “the ten thousand things” that life is and is becoming, in contemporary Beijing and beyond. Coauthored by an American anthropologist and a Chinese philosopher, the book examines the myriad ways contemporary residents of Beijing understand and nurture the.
Tao gives birth to the ten thousand things, and Te nurtures, rears, develops, shelters, and protects them. But Tao and Te do not try to own or rule the ten thousand things, nor do they seek to make them dependent. This is true power. This is from Lao Tzu- from this I judge the "ten thousand things" to be all things in the world or everything.
It means “all the things in the world”. The “10 things” reference is from a passage of the Daoist text, Dao de Jing: "Dao gives birth to one, One gives birth to two, Two gives birth to three, Three gives birth to ten thousand beings.
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"Ten thousand Chinese things." A descriptive catalogue of the Chinese collection, in Philadelphia. The book Ten Thousand Things: Nurturing Life in Contemporary Beijing is an ethnographic and philosophical investigation of Beijing residents' health practices and discourses in the early s. It is sophisticatedly written by two scholars from different academic traditions: Judith Farquhar, an American anthropologist based at the University of Chicago, and Qicheng Zhang, a Author: Wen-Ching Sung.
Ten years after her teenage daughter went missing, a mother begins a new relationship only to discover she can't truly move on until she answers lingering questions about the past. Laurel Mack’s life stopped in many ways the day her year-old daughter, Ellie, left the house to study at the library and never : Julia Pierpont.
"Ten thousand Chinese things." a descriptive catalogue of the Chinese collection, now exhibiting at St. George's place, Hyde park corner; with condensed.
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Coauthored by an American anthropologist and a Chinese philosopher, the book examines the myriad ways contemporary residents of Beijing understand and nurture the Author: Judith Farquhar.
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