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13 March 2019
Following the Hanoi Summit Dr John Nilsson-Wright looks at what lies ahead for relations between Pyongyang and Washington.


08 March 2019
An item about the poet Antarah ibn Shaddad, from the channel's "In our time" series, which featured contributions from Prof. James Montgomery has been chosen in BBC Radio 4's "Pick of the Week" selection.


06 March 2019
'Chinese Thought: from Confucius to Cook Ding' is an engrossing history of ancient Chinese philosophy and culture from an eminent Cambridge expert.


05 March 2019
Slurp! A Social and Culinary History of Ramen - Japan's Favorite Noodle Soup


04 March 2019
The first University Staff Survey provides all employees with the opportunity to say what they think about a range of workplace topics. Replies will help make the University a stimulating and rewarding place to be.


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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.