Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday links -- Alan Wachman Passes

Busy one today with the semester winding down and grades to do, enjoy some links....

UPDATE: I just heard that Longtime scholar Alan Wachman passed this week, losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. From the announcement:

In lieu of flowers, Alan’s family asks that donations be made to a fund that has been started at Tufts to honor Alan’s work and legacy. The information is as follows:
The Professor Alan M. Wachman Memorial Fund
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Tufts University
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155.

Today's links...

EVENTS: Mark your calendars!
Taiwan Birdathon 2012.

Taiwan is holding a 30-hour Birdathon event on November 24-25th 2012 (8:30 am - 2:30 pm).

It will be held in the southern counties of Yunlin, Chaiyi, and Tainan - home to great birding sites such as Alishan, Yushan National Park, Huben, Beimen Wetlands, Aogu Wetlands, and Qigu Reserve. A wide range of shore and forest birds can be expected - including many endemics and wintering specialties.

This will be a fun event suitable for bird watchers of all abilities. Teams, each consisting of 3-4 members, aim to spot as many bird species as possible in the 30 hour period. There may be other less competitive 'targets'. Foreign teams are especially welcome - accommodation and food will be paid for on the 23-25th, and can be paired up with local guides if necessary. No registration fee required.

Organized by the Taiwan Ecotourism Association. Sponsored by Taiwan Tourism Bureau, the SW Coast National Scenic Area Administration, Alishan NSA, and Siraya NSA.

For more details see the official website at (English version still under construction at time of writing) or the blog post at
Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums! Delenda est, baby.

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