Diana Shipton, wife of Eric Shipton, the last British Consul-General in Kashgar, Central Asia, passed away on Feb 10, 1996. Born in 1917, she was brought up in India by her father who served as a Forestry Officer. She accompanied her husband to Kashgar in 1946 on his posting as Britain's last Consul-General there. Her book 'The Antique Land' provides amusing glimpses of their hardships at Kashgar. They were sent to China in 1948, but had to leave the country following the communist victory under Mao-tse Tung.
Publication Name: Asian Affairs
Subject: Ethnic, cultural, racial issues/studies
French is no longer de rigueur
Morroccan universities are likely to see a change in language policy. There has been a debate as to whether they should use French or Arabic, and French is needed for leading government positions. Meanwhile, the labor market has become saturated with French-speaking graduates, and those seeking an advantage are learning English. A new private sector university has been set up, al-Akhawayn University, which uses English. Employers are increasingly seeking graduates with knowledge of English, French and Arabic.
Publication Name: Times Higher Education Supplement
Adding multimedia to your PC
Instructions and recommendations for the purchasing and installation of multimedia hardware and software for the home PC is presented. Some of the most common pitfalls in the purchase and installation of multimedia for the home PC are explained, as well as tips on how to avoid them.
Publication Name: Audio
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