Volume 120 / Number 3 / July-Sept 2000

ISSN 0003-0279

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Articles

GEOFFREY KHAN, The Verbal System of the Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Arbel      321
SALEH SAID AGHA, Abu Muslim's Conquest of Khurasan: Preliminaries and Strategy
          in a Confusing Passage of the Akhbar al-dawlah al-`Abbasiyyah      333
ROBERT H. GASSMANN, Understanding Ancient Chinese Society: Approaches to rén and mín     348
CARRIE E. REED, Tattoo in Early China     360

RAYMOND WESTBROOK, Babylonian Diplomacy in the Amarna Letters     377

Review Articles

NIEK VELDHUIS, Sumerian Proverbs in their Curricular Context     383
TIMOTHY C. WONG, Commentary and Xiaoshuo Fiction     400
EDWIN GEROW, India as a Philosophical Problem: McKim Marriott and the Comparative Enterprise     410

Brief Communications

MACIET POPKO, Zippalanda and Ankuwa Once More     431

Reviews of Books     435

Brief Reviews of Books     477