CHRIS DAVIS NEW YORK JOURNAL
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