Monthly Archives: May 2012

Days of the Week in Mongolian and Buryat

The very first article at cjvlang back in 2000 was Days of the Week in Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese. I don’t remember why I chose the topic, but I soon found myself drawn deeper and deeper into an ancient, confusing, … Continue reading

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Irredentism and Bird Lists

It has long been Chinese practice to include birds of Taiwan and birds of the South China Sea in Chinese bird lists. This is a reflection of Chinese claims of sovereignty over these territories. The oldest Chinese bird list I … Continue reading

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