Index: El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan.
Fishburn and Hughes: "Probably a reference to the Ming Dynasty of China (ming: bright) which lasted from 1368 to the Manchu invasion in 1644, when the last Ming Emperor, Ts'ung-cheng, committed suicide. The the third Emperor of the dynasty, Zhu Di, in the first year of his reign (1403) ordered the compilation of an encyclopaedic work containing 'all known literature'. See Lost Encyclopaedia." (120)