CHRIS DAVIS NEW YORK JOUR­NAL

China Daily (Canada) - - ACROSSAMERICAS -

2014), the Univer­sity of Bri­tish Columbia Asian stud­ies pro­fes­sor ex­plores the Chi­nese con­cepts of wuwei (not try­ing) and de (charis­matic power) with con­tem­po­rary tools.

Wuwei is the seem­ingly ef­fort­less ac­tion of an ath­lete or per­former who gets in “the zone”, not re­ally aware of how he is do­ing what he is do­ing but per­form­ing with almost oth­er­worldly ex­cel­lence.

The re­sult is de, a kind of ra­di­ance that oth­ers can sense and are at­tracted to. “If you

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