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11 October 2018
The documentary, directed by Japanese director Watanabe Kenichi will be available in French, Japanese, and English versions.


11 October 2018
Dr John Nilsson-Wright features on Monocle's 'The Globalist' radio show discussing the recent 2 plus 2 defence/foreign ministers meeting between Japan and Australia


20 September 2018
Dr John Nilsson-Wright gives two interviews with Arirang News discussing the Inter-Korea Summit in Pyongyang


19 September 2018
Emeritus Professor Peter Kornicki has just published a new book in Japanese.


18 September 2018
Professor Barak Kushner joins discussion on Meiji Restoration on BBC World Service


 

 

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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.