Call for papers IAFL conference, Guangzhou, China

Semal_(Bombax_ceiba)_flowers_in_Kolkata_W_IMG_4132The International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) and the Organizing Committee of IAFL12 invite submissions for the 12th biennial conference, to be hosted by Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS), Guangzhou, China from 6 to 9 July 2015.

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 31 December 2014.

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Translation of ancient Chinese legal texts ‘as important as the Dead Sea Scrolls’

The University of California Santa Barbara has issued the following press release:

UCSB History Scholar Translates and Interprets Ancient Chinese Legal Texts

In an ancient tomb in China’s Hubei Province, archeologists discovered a basket of medical, mathematical, and legal texts that date back to the late third and early second centuries B.C. A historian at UC Santa Barbara is working to translate and interpret the legal texts, of which there are two, and describes them as “a gold mine of social and legal history.”

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