Classifications, Hans Kuhn and Jorge Luis Borges

Two catalogs coexisted at the Bibliothèque Sino-Internationale: ancient Chinese books made use of the classical Chinese classification into four categories: classical works (jing 经), historical works (shi史), philosophical works (zi 子) and literary collections (ji 集). Post-1911 Chinese books, and books in Western languages, were classified by author. The question of the classifaction of knowledge …

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