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Endangered dialects of Aramaic

01 Sep 2008

Current estimates suggest that a language dies every two weeks. Here, Geoffrey Khan describes the documentation of a group of dialects before they are lost forever.

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Shanghai

Globalisation today: Chinese big business

01 May 2008

This year is the 30th anniversary of China’s policy of ‘reform and open up’. What has happened to China’s strategic industries and how competitive are Chinese big businesses today?

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Jade: 'Stone of Heaven'

01 May 2008

Treasured and venerated for thousands of years, jade holds a special place in the history and culture of the Chinese Empire.

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Jade rhyton 1787

Jade: 'Stone of Heaven'

01 May 2008

Treasured and venerated for thousands of years, jade holds a special place in the history and culture of the Chinese Empire.

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