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02 July 2018
Dr Barak Kushner hosts a Cambridge Workshop looking at Post-War Taiwan and its place in Cold War East Asia.


02 July 2018
We are delighted to announce that on 21 June the FAMES Green Impact team was presented with a Bronze Award at the 2018 Green Impact Awards.


14 June 2018
Dr John Nilsson-Wright has been kept busy in the past weeks providing comment and analysis on developments on the Korean peninsula.


 

 

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The Dunhuang manuscripts have been discovered over a century ago and since then generated an impressive volume of research. Looking at the corpus today, one of its most astonishing features is the linguistic diversity of the material, manifested in a mixture of languages and scripts. There are texts in over twenty different languages and scripts, including combinations of these. There are examples of Tibetan written with Chinese characters as a way of recording the pronunciation of Tibetan names and titles.