Monthly Archives: June 2005

Moving on up…

The following is my request for access to bureaus at the Provincial capital (Jinan 济南) and the city (Binzhou 兵州): Research Plan for Jeremy Wallace in Jinan and Binzhou In order to conduct my research, I plan to meet with … Continue reading

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Interview Notes

Notes from Zouping…. Another 3 hour marathon in the afternoon at the national tax office. I’m exhausted but am glad that I typed these up while they were fresh in my mind rather than resting on my extremely hard Chinese … Continue reading

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Chinese Vocabulary of the Day

More on laws, documents, and other political vocabulary: draft – 法案,草案Government bill – 政府议案to pass a bill, to carry a bill – 通过议案to enact a law, to promulgate a law – 颁布法律ratification, confirmation – 批准law enforcement – 法律的实施decree – 法令clause … Continue reading

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Measuring the Insurgency

NPR’s Morning Edition led with “Gauging the Strength of the Iraq Insurgency” today. Army Lt. Gen. John Vines suggests the following potential measures: “numbers of attacks, numbers of tips, flow of foreign fighters, which is quite small. It is relatively … Continue reading

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Chinese Vocabulary of the Day

Types of documents:Commands – 命令 – mingling Decisions – 决定 – jueding Instructions – 指示 – zhishi Circulars – 通知 – tongzhi Transmit – 传法 – chuanfaRequirement – 要求 – yaoqiuProvincial enterprises – 省属企业 – shengshu qiyeVertical v. horizontal – … Continue reading

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Useful Links/Software

I highly recommend Copernic Desktop Search. Google Desktop is supposed to have been improved from previous versions, but after crashing my computer too many times, they lost me to this great program. Link Blogs I read. Brad DeLong and Political … Continue reading

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Chinese Vocabulary of the Day

CPPCC – Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference中国人民政治协商会议 Pinyin: Zhongguo renmin zhengzhi xieshang huiyi The CPPCC is a political advisory body in the Chinese party-state system that includes members of United Front parties (which are separate and officially sanctioned yet generally … Continue reading

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