Professor: It's one of the most difficult terms to define and explain. It makes perfect sense within the Chinese language and culture and it almost impossible to translate. It's not energy, it's a kind of thread that runs through the being of the universe, the thing that makes things become one thing or the other, a power that is manifested in the two facets of the Yin and Yang, the light and dark--
Student: --it's The Force!
Professor: Uh. Well. I guess... yeah. I guess it kind of is like that, yeah.
From here, QWP.