There were 14 categories of animals in the world:

  1. belonging to the Emperor
  2. embalmed
  3. tame
  4. sucking pigs
  5. sirens
  6. fabulous
  7. stray dogs
  8. included in the present classification
  9. frenzied
  10. innumerable
  11. drawn with a fine camelhair brush
  12. et cetera
  13. having just broken the water pitcher
  14. that from a long way off look like flies

- ancient Chinese encyclopedia

In the wonderment of this taxonomy, the thing we apprehend in one great leap, the thing that, by means of the fable, is demonstrated as the exotic charm of another system of thought, is the limitation of our own, the stark impossibility of thinking that.

Michael Foucalt, The Order of Things