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March 30th, 2006

from the author of "guns, germs, and steel"

The deadline for my submission to the Asian Studies conference is tomorrow and I still can't decide between two possible titles. This, of course, means I'm going to post both here in my journal in the hope that all of you reading this will offer an opinion on which you think is better. And the choices?

« How to Survive in Forgotten Asia »
« How to Make a Living on the Edge of Asia »

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There's a good chance I'll mention drinking blood during my panel presentation as well; think that will get a reaction from people? Plus, I went and saw Jared Diamond present on the subject of Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed last night - but the details will have to wait for a time when I'm not using a computer in the university library