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Asia Daily Briefing - Putting its chips on China

Exclusive: Foxconn plans 

$9bn China chip project

 amid trade war

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 massive subsidies and a desire
 to ease its reliance on Apple, top iPhone assembler Foxconn is 
preparing to launch an $8.7 
billion chipmaking project in 

The move comes as the 
Taiwanese company tries to
 tread a delicate path between Washington and Beijing, 
which are locked in a bitter trade war.

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  1. Call For Applications> 2019 FROGBEAR Research Cluster Site Visits

Call For Applications> 2019 FROGBEAR Research Cluster Site Visits

by Vicky Baker

The FROGBEAR project is pleased to accept applications from students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members to participate in our 2019 field visit season. Please read the cluster descriptions below and visit our website for full descriptions. There is no fee to attend the field work, however participants are responsible for arrival to the site, and any expenses that are outlined below.

Applications are due 
January 21, 2019. Please use our online application form for submission. Applicants will be advised of the results by January 30. Any questions should be directed to

Cluster 1.2: Religion And Technology
Cluster Leader: Marcus Bingenheimer
Site: Dharma Drum, Jinshan, Taiwan
Dates: July 17–25, 2019
Languages: English (fluent) & Chinese (fluent or intermediate)
Expected Costs for participants (other than airfare): $0

Cluster 2.1 Authenticity and Authority
Cluster Leader: Jinhua Jia
Sites: Beizhen Temple
北鎮廟 and Mount Yiwulü 醫巫閭山 in Beizhen City 北鎮市, Liaoning Province 遼寧省, China
Dates: June 1–6, 2019
Languages: Chinese, English
Expected Costs for participants (other than airfare): $330 CAD (private room) or $230 CAD (shared room)

Cluster 2.2 “Secondary” Producers, “Primary” Roles and Cluster 2.5: From The Canonical To The Post-Canonical
Cluster Leader: George Keyworth
Sites: Hangzhou; Beijing (Yunjusi
雲居寺); and Chaoyang city 朝陽市, Liaoning Province, China
Dates: July 2–12, 2019: July 2–3 in Hangzhou; July 5–8 in Beijing; July 10–12 in Chaoyang (12 days, including travel)
Languages: Advanced Chinese proficiency is required. Some instruction will be in English. No translation will be offered for the conference in Beijing.
Expected Costs for participants (other than airfare): $575 CAD (Hangzhou); $1425 CAD (Beijing & Chaoyang, Liaoning)

Cluster 3.2: Historical Reality Through The Reflections Between Image And Text
Cluster Leaders:
Kai Sheng and Dewei Zhang
Sites: Yunjusi
雲居寺, Fayuansi 法源寺, and National Library of China in Beijing, China
Dates: July 1–8, 2019
Languages: English (fluent) & Chinese (fluent or intermediate)
Expected Costs for participants (other than airfare): $600 CAD

Cluster 3.3: Texts In Statues
Cluster Leader: James Robson
Sites: Changsha and Lengshuijiang, Hunan Province
Dates: September 21–28, 2019
Languages: Chinese and English
Expected Costs for participants (other than airfare): $575 CAD

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