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My department has an outpost in China and Matt (our man in china) sent word of a project based on Google groups that his students have been involved with called [Life and Death, Love and Pain: Snapshots of Sichuan Earthquake]( http://groups.google.com/group/lifeloveSichuanEarthquake/web)

On the site, one of the people working on it explains the motivation for the work

we have started translating some stories about the 7.9 earthquake in Sichuan, China, where some of our hometown is. These trivial stories are not published by the mass media, yet they are all examples of admirable human spirit and emotion.

This included translations of chinese blogs and reports.

An interesting insight and worth a look

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