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News for August 2012

Newsletter for Research in Chinese Studies, 122 (2012)

by , 29 Aug 2012 | in periodicals | no comments yet

We have just received the Newsletter for Research in Chinese Studies, 122 (May 2012 - vol. 31, no. 2), a hard copy quarterly published by the Center for Chinese Studies (CCS). The institute was established in 1981 to promote research in Chinese studies both in Taiwan (The Republic of China) and overseas. The journal is published in Chinese and subtitled in English.

In this issue: Special Feature, International Sinology, Introduction of Materials, Conference Reports, News from Academia.

Special Feature: "The Rebirth of the Classics of Sinology: Focusing on the Character Zhong in the Qinghua Bamboo Slip Text of Bao Xun", by Chou Feng-wu; "The Great Schism of 1949 and the Reshaping of Chinese Cultural Knowledge in Taiwan", by Yang Ru-bin; "Local and International Academic Dialogue", by Liao Ping-hui.

International Sinology: "From Classical to Modern: Changing Directions and Developments in Northern European Sinology", by Li Ming.

Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan: The Costs of War

by , 6 Aug 2012 | in human rights | no comments yet

According to Costs of War, of the National Priorities Project,  total costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan allocated by US Congress through the end of the current fiscal year on September 30, 2012 are $1.38 trillion, with $807.4 billion to Iraq and $570.9 billion to Afghanistan.