Articles by Chinese authors on economic problems have been translated in E-tu Zen Sun and J. de Francis, Chinese Social History, Washington 1956.--Data on the size of early cities have been collected by T. Sekino and Kat=o Shigeru.
References to the symbol-object antinomies and associated ideas in Zen Buddhism and (less often) Taoism.
It almost certainly derives from overgeneralization of the answer in the following well-known Rinzei Zen teaching riddle: A monk asked Joshu, "Does a dog have the Buddha nature?"
For further enlightenment on this subject, consult any Zen master.
:has the X nature: seems to derive from Zen Buddhist koans of the form "Does an X have the Buddha-nature?"
Apparently the revelation that everyone in Star Wars had a passport from some other planet had transfixed him like a particularly troublesome Zen koan.