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Go East, Young Archaeologist

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Science  21 Aug 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5943, pp. 938
DOI: 10.1126/science.325_938

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Many Chinese-born scientists educated in the West are now returning to China. Although in the past, that return may have been driven by difficulties in language, culture, and getting a job overseas, now China is exerting a magnetic pull. As archaeology attracts attention, central and provincial governments are spending more on new facilities and better salaries (see main text). Researchers are drawn home by family ties and professional opportunities.