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MUFONET-BBS GROUP - MUTUAL UFO NETWORK ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS - WIRE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 旼컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴커 =START= XMT: 09:00 Tue Jan 14 EXP: 09:00 Wed Jan 15 쿞EMINAR STARTED TO TEACH AN ANCIENT WRITING SCRIPT 쿧INCHUAN (JAN. 14) XINHUA - A SEMINAR ON THE WRITING SYSTEM 쿚F AN ANCIENT CHINESE KINGDOM, THE WESTERN XIA (1038-1227), 쿥AS STARTED RECENTLY IN NINGXIA UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN 쿎HINA'S NINGXIA HUI AUTONOMOUS REGION. 쿟HIRTY-TWO SCHOLARS AND LOVERS OF THE STUDY OF WESTERN XIA 쿌RE ATTENDING THE ONE-YEAR-LONG SEMINAR, WHICH WILL BE 쿏IRECTED BY SOME WELL-KNOWN SCHOLARS SPECIALIZING IN THE 쿞TUDY OF WESTERN XIA, INCLUDING PROFESSOR LI FANWEN. 쿟HE WESTERN XIA RULED FOR 189 YEARS IN PRESENT-DAY NINGXIA, 쿒ANSU AND PART OF SHAANXI, INNER MONGOLIA, QINGHAI AND 쿦INJIANG. ITS CAPITAL WAS IN TODAY'S YINCHUAN. ANNEXED BY 쿟HE MONGOLIANS IN THE 13TH CENTURY, THE KINGDOM WAS NOT 쿝ECORDED IN ANCIENT HISTORICAL MATERIALS. 쿟HE UNIQUE XIA SCRIPTS HAVE MADE THE STUDY OF THE ANCIENT 쿝EGIME QUITE DIFFICULT FOR MODERN HISTORIANS. AT PRESENT 쿗ESS THAN 10 SCHOLARS IN CHINA UNDERSTAND THE WRITING 쿞YSTEM, WHICH HAS OVER 6,000 CHARACTERS. 쿩HANG YINGSHENG, DIRECTOR OF THE WESTERN XIA CULTURE 쿔NSTITUTE IN THE NINGXIA UNIVERSITY, SPONSOR OF THE SEMINAR, 쿞AID STUDENTS ATTENDING THE SEMINAR WILL BE ABLE TO READ THE 쿞CRIPTS AFTER ONE-YEAR OF STUDY. MEANWHILE THEY WILL HELP 쿎LARIFY HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS OF THE REGIME. 쿛ROFESSOR LI FANWEN ALSO SAID NINGXIA WILL SOON ESTABLISH A 쿥ESTERN XIA RESEARCH CENTER, AND WILL HOLD INTERNATIONAL 쿞YMPOSIUMS ON THE STUDY OF WESTERN XIA. =END=

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