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Although Quebec has transformed some of its institutions in order to meet the
difficult demands of an industrial society, the changes are yet too recent to be
able to determine whether they will improve the present situation permanently.
The principal cultural institutions include the Ateneo de Caracas, an ultramodern
theatre inaugurated in 1983; the academy of the language; and the academies of
history, medicine, and political and social sciences. Also located in Caracas ...
Since the destruction of Tibetan cultural traditions by Chinese-trained
Communists from 1959 onward, a greater interest has arisen in the West in the
surviving Tibetan objets d'art preserved in museums and private collections. Up
to the 9th ...
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