Trope: Chinese word for crisis is composed of elements danger and opportunity (maybe 1937) or 1934

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Sun Oct 24 21:36:27 UTC 2010

> > "Wei-Chi"— Danger Plus Opportunity THE annual report of one of our Boards this ..
> > As the Chinese word for "crisis," it is rightly declared to be more expressive than our English word. It is composed of two > > > > words, "wei" (danger), and "chi" (opportunity).

Is this in fact true?  Or does this go into the folder next to the remarkable number of words in Eskimo for snow?


George A. Thompson
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