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Research Article| February 01 2010
Taiwan in 2009: Eroding Landslide
Thomas B. Gold
Asian Survey (2010) 50 (1): 65–75.
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Thomas B. Gold; Taiwan in 2009: Eroding Landslide. Asian Survey 1 February 2010; 50 (1): 65–75. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2010.50.1.65
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