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By Peter Hessler

one in every of The Economist's top Books of the yr

From the bestselling writer of Oracle Bones and River Town comes the ultimate e-book in his award-winning trilogy at the human part of the industrial revolution in China.

Peter Hessler, whom the Wall highway Journal calls "one of the Western world's so much considerate writers on glossy China," deftly illuminates the mammoth, moving panorama of a historically rural state that, having as soon as equipped partitions opposed to foreigners, is now development roads and manufacturing unit cities that glance to the skin global.

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The "Fitting " Family Thi s famil y o f metaphors concern s th e unitary Subject' s relationship t o the world , wit h bot h Subject an d World conceived o f as physical objects. I t can be mapped a s follows: The Subject — > Objec t A The World — > Objec t B Proper Relation Between Subject and World —> • Objec t A physically fitting or matching up with Object B Conceptual metaphor s i n this family includ e the following: yi It (fitting, appropriate) he H " (fitting, matching) he f n (harmonizing ) dang H (appropriate, matching ) shi J8 S (appropriate , fitting ) pel IB (accompanying, fitting together) 36 Effortless Action An extension o f thi s metaphor give s u s th e popular metaphor s o f "timely " (shi Bf ) , wher e th e Subject' s action s ar e conceive d o f a s someho w "matchin g up " with the situation, and "responsiveness" (ying HI) , where the Subject is conceptualized a s a thing being stimulated or move d (gan OH ) by th e WORL D A S OBJECT .

Thes e meta phors wor k together wit h th e primary an d secondar y wu-we i metaphors t o help clarify the m or spell out more clearly their entailments. The "Emptiness" Family Th e metapho r of emptiness or tenuousness (xu MI ) is often associate d with wu-wei in writings that might be identified as "Daoist," as well as in the writings of Xunzi, and serves t o supplement the "forgetting" famil y of metaphors i n conveying the ide a of unself-consciousness. I t is based upo n an alternate schem a fo r conceivin g o f the Subject-Self relationship , tha t of the SEL F AS CONTAINER .

Many o f th e metaphor s fo r sel f I wil l describ e ar e merel y specia l case s o f this singl e general metapho r system. 15 Phenomenologically, thi s is very signifi cant; as Lakoff an d Johnson note, "this schem a reveal s not only something dee p about ou r conceptua l system s bu t als o somethin g dee p abou t ou r inne r experi ence, mainl y that we experience ourselve s a s a split" (269). Th e precise manner in which this split is conceptualized, as well as the specifics of the "Relationship " element mentione d i n th e mapping , then , depend s upo n th e concret e sourc e domain tha t i s invoked .

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