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A

Academic calendar, 81-82

AIDS, 15, 16

Air China, 23

Airline travel, 46-47

within China, 150, 216

departure arrangements, 153, 154

Alcoholic beverages, 21, 61, 63, 106

Allergies, 17, 62

American Council of Learned Societies, 2, 159-161

American Express, 212-213

emergency check cashing locations, 211-212

Anhui Province, 21

Anthropological research, 102, 107

Appliances, electric, 27, 30-31, 40, 41-42

Archeology, 84

Archival research, 92-97

procedures, 225-226

Arrival in China, 46-48

customs regulations, 20-23

registration with U.S. embassy, 138

Asian Cultural Council, 161-162

Association of International Educators, 4

Ayi, 27, 75, 78

B

Baggage

allowances, 23

customs procedures, 21-22

train travel, 151

Banking, 18-20, 142-143

emergency check cashing locations, 211-212

Banquets, 61-64, 104-105, 106, 118

Batteries, 31, 33

BBC, 35

Beijing

availability of reading matter in, 37-38, 41

banking in, 142

computer supplies/repairs in, 33-34

cost of research services in, 217-218

exercise clubs in, 148

guidebooks, 40

health care in, 13, 14, 16-18, 146

hotels, 214

public transportation, 147

restaurants, 149

schools for children of visitors, 79, 81

sightseeing, 149

student advisory resource centers in, 233-234

U.S. government services in, 139

weather, 17, 26



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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC Index A Academic calendar, 81-82 AIDS, 15, 16 Air China, 23 Airline travel, 46-47 within China, 150, 216 departure arrangements, 153, 154 Alcoholic beverages, 21, 61, 63, 106 Allergies, 17, 62 American Council of Learned Societies, 2, 159-161 American Express, 212-213 emergency check cashing locations, 211-212 Anhui Province, 21 Anthropological research, 102, 107 Appliances, electric, 27, 30-31, 40, 41-42 Archeology, 84 Archival research, 92-97 procedures, 225-226 Arrival in China, 46-48 customs regulations, 20-23 registration with U.S. embassy, 138 Asian Cultural Council, 161-162 Association of International Educators, 4 Ayi, 27, 75, 78 B Baggage allowances, 23 customs procedures, 21-22 train travel, 151 Banking, 18-20, 142-143 emergency check cashing locations, 211-212 Banquets, 61-64, 104-105, 106, 118 Batteries, 31, 33 BBC, 35 Beijing availability of reading matter in, 37-38, 41 banking in, 142 computer supplies/repairs in, 33-34 cost of research services in, 217-218 exercise clubs in, 148 guidebooks, 40 health care in, 13, 14, 16-18, 146 hotels, 214 public transportation, 147 restaurants, 149 schools for children of visitors, 79, 81 sightseeing, 149 student advisory resource centers in, 233-234 U.S. government services in, 139 weather, 17, 26

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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC Beijing Language Institute, 81 Beijing Review, 7 Beijing University, Princeton-in-Asia program, 130-131 Bicycles, 37, 148, 216 Black market, 65 Blue Shield International, 16 Books. See Reading material Buses, 147 Business cards, 39 C Calculators, 41 Cameras. See Film equipment Center for Field Research, 162-163 Center for International Education, 170-171 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 Changchun, 8, 215 Changsha, 214 Chengdu, 9, 139, 218 student advisory resource centers in, 235-236 Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, 160-161, 163-164 Children. See Spouses and children China Advocates, 198 China Daily, 35, 38, 40 China Educational Exchange, 198 China Educational Tours, 4 China Exchange News, 32, 107, 109 China Health and Nutrition Survey, 100 China National Tourist Office, 46 China Reconstructs, 7 China Travel Service, 11, 12, 47, 150 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 87-88, 90, 110, 460 Chinese Academy of Traditional Medicine, 146 Chinese government banking, 142-143 control of printed matter, 21 currency, 142 customs regulations, 20-23 educational exchange agreement with U.S., 239-242 foreign affairs office in, 51-53 health examination requirements, 15 offices in U.S., 9, 10 photography restrictions, 36 postal services, 140-142 regulations, 65-68 research bureaucracy, 86-89 surveillance of visitors, 55-56 tax policy, 24, 66 travel permits, 150 work unit and, 48-59 Chinese language instruction in China, 35, 128, 173-176 in Chinese-language institutes, 132-133 in Taiwan, 130 in U.S., 130 U.S.-sponsored programs for, 3-4, 131-132 Christmas, 69, 82 Cigarettes, 21, 38 Civil Aviation Administration, 150 Classified information, 66 Clothing availability in China, 25 cleaning, 27 mailing restrictions, 23 purchasing, in China, 28 repairs, 27-28 tailors in China, 27 wardrobe planning, 26-27, 28 Coffee, 24, 30 Collaborative research, 84, 86-87, 98, 100, 103 copublishing and, 111 laboratory work and, 111 model for, 99 reciprocity in, 111 survey research, 109 Colleges and universities, Chinese academic regulations in 189-193 archival resources of, 93 commercial activities in, 49, 53, 84, 95-96, 100-101 decision-making in, 87 eligibility for enrollment in, 184- 185 enrollment procedure, 4, 18, 133- 134, 185-186 list of, 177-183 political considerations in, 50 research environment in, 83-84, 94 student preparation for, 186-187

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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC teaching opportunities sponsored by, 6-7 work units in, 49-50 Colleges and universities, U.S. study programs sponsored by, 4, 130-132 teaching opportunities sponsored by, 5 Colorado China Council, 198 Committee on Advanced Study in China, 91-92 Committee on Scholarly Communication with China, 2, 3, 98-99, 164-165 CompuServe, 143-144 Computers, 32-34, 41, 68 Condoms, 17 Conferences, 114 Contraceptives, 17 Contracts researcher, 89 teacher, 7, 117-118, 205-210 Copying machines/services, 41-42, 43 in libraries, 96-97 Costs of banquets, 62-63 bicycle, 37, 216 in Chinese hospitals, 147 of Chinese-made goods, 25 of computers, 33 currency type and, 65 customs deposits, 108 of domestic air travel in China, 150 of fax services, 143 of field research, 100-102 of film supplies, 35-36 food, 29, 30 foreign expert buildings, 214-216 health certification, 15 of hired cook, 75 hotel, 75-76, 214 housing, 69-71 laundry, 27 of library services, 95-96 motor vehicle, 230 of passports and visas, 9 of postal services in China, 140-142 of research, 90-91, 217-219 of schools for children of visitors, 79, 80, 81 taxi, 48, 147, 216 train travel, 151, 152 of tuition in Chinese colleges/universities, 187-188 of typewriters, 31 of Western goods in China, 25 Council for International Exchange of Scholars. See Fulbright awards Council on International Educational Exchange, 4 Credit cards, 19, 20, 216 Cultural relics, 66 Cultural revolution, 50 Currency. See Banking; Money Customs regulations, 20-22, 34, 47 bonds, 108 departure from China, 154 educational equipment, 44 film equipment, 36 research equipment, 108 U.S., 22-23 D Danwei. See Work unit Dental care, 18, 216 Departure for China, preparations for assessment of current conditions, 8, 9 baggage and shipping, 23 customs regulations, 20-23 for field researchers, 97-98 health considerations, 12-18 individual considerations, 8 negotiating research fees, 101-102 passports and visas, 9-12 personal needs, 24-39 planning for arrival, 46-48 professional considerations, 39-45 for short-term academic visit, 113- 114 for students, 136 suggested reading, 24 supplies, 17-18 tax considerations, 24 for teachers, 115-116 Departure from China customs regulations, 20-21 goodbyes, 153-154 possession of classified material, 66 shipping arrangements, 153 taking cultural artifacts, 66

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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC travel arrangements, 153, 154 U.S. customs, 22-23 via Hong Kong, 153 Detention, 67 Dictionary, 42 Dissertation research, 3 Dry cleaning, 27 E E-mail, 143-144 Earthwatch, 3 Electricity in China, 29-33, 40, 124 Embassies, U.S., 138-140, 146 Embassy/consular offices, Chinese, in U.S., 9, 10 Emergencies check cashing, 211-212 medical, 146, 147 U.S. embassy services, 138 visa authorization, 11 English language teachers in China credentials, 6-7 opportunities for, 7, 116 resources for, 43-44 workload, 119 Entertainment, 148-149 Ethical issues, possession of classified information, 66 Exercise, 148 Eye care, 17-18 F Family. See Spouses and children Fax machines/services, 34, 143 Fellowships and grants for book purchases, 43 for research, 1-3 sources of, 159-172 Field research Chinese collaborators in, 103 costs, 100-102 drivers and vehicles for, 105, 229-231 electrical power considerations, 30-31 in ethnic minority areas, 107 evolution of Chinese policy on, 98-99 foreign affairs office and, 102-103 funding sources, 162-163 health considerations in, 106 interpreters in, 104 laboratory conditions, 110 local officials and, 104-105 maps for, 231-232 opportunities for, 98 personal supplies for, 24-25 placement in field, 102 preparations, 97-98, 99 research assistants in, 103-104 research proposal for, 89 site considerations, 105-107 supplies, 107-108, 227-232 Film equipment, 35-36 brought into China, 21, 22 Film processing, 36 First-aid kit, 17 Fogarty International Center, 165-166 Food/dining, 25, 29 field conditions, 106-107, 228-229 home preparation, 29, 30, 73, 75 in hotels, 76 in restaurants, 29, 39, 62-63, 73, 75 at ritual banquets, 61-62 on trains, 151 Western, in China, 30, 149 Footwear, 26, 28 Ford Foundation, 98 Foreign affairs office, 51-53, 84 field research and, 102-103 teacher's relations with, 117-118 Foreign community, 68-69 Foreign exchange currency, 142 Foreign Experts Bureau, 7, 11 Foreign experts in China buildings for 214-216 contract for, 205-210 housing for, 70 recruitment of, 6 salary and compensation, 6 visas, 11 vs. foreign teacher, 6 see also Teaching in China Foreign Language Press, 7 Foreign teachers in China application process, 7 attire, 26 contracts for, 7, 205-210 course content considerations, 66 English language teachers, 6-7, 43, 116

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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC housing for, 70 opportunities for, 5-7 opportunities for spouses of, 7 preparations for departure to China, 42-45 recruitment of, 6-7 salary and compensation, 7 special amenities for, 56-57 visas, 11 vs. foreign expert, 6 see also Teaching in China Free-lance work, 24 Friendship Stores, 25, 30, 35, 37, 39, 40, 76, 153 Fudan University, 147 Fulbright awards, 5, 43, 164 Fuzhou, 215 G Games, 38 Gamma globulin, 13, 14 Geology, 99 Gifts brought from China, 22 brought into China, 21 for Chinese colleagues/friends, 38-39, 153-154 recorded music, 35 ritual observances in giving of, 64 Global Positioning Systems, 232 Graduate/postgraduate studies, 1-2, 91 funding sources, 159-172 Group travel, 23 Guangxi, 215 Guangzhou, 80 student advisory resource centers in, 236-237 U.S. consulate in, 140 Guanxi, 58-60, 85, 88-89, 99-100 Guidebooks, 40 H Hangzhou, 214, 215 Health certification, 15, 196-197 cold weather preparations, 26-27 dining considerations, 29 field research and, 106 funding for science research in, 165-166 of hired help, 78 insurance, 16 pediatric care, 77, 79 preparations for departure to China, 12-16 Rh-negative blood supply in China, 146 services in China, 145-147, 216-217 supplies, 17-18 water treatment and, 227-228 HIV/AIDS, 15, 16 Holidays, 81-82, 192-193 Hong Kong, 12, 36, 41, 46, 153 Hopkins-Nanjing Center, 4-5, 69 Hospitals, 146 Hotels, 71, 75-77, 112 costs, 214 food in, 29, 30, 149 laundry services in, 27 payment in, 20 shuttle buses, 48 telephone communications in, 145 traveling in China, 150 Housing campus apartments, 74-75 cleanliness of, 25 costs, 69-71 dining facilities, 29, 70, 73 for families, 77-78 in field research, 106, 229 in foreign community, 68-69 for foreign experts, 6, 214-216 for foreign teachers, 7 for friends/relatives visiting foreigners in China, 12 hotels, 75-77 management of, 55 quality of, 56-57 in rural areas, 71 storage space, 26 student dormitories, 72-74, 188 Humanities research environment, 88 research funding, 2, 3, 159-162, 163-165, 167-168 I Identification card, 49 medical, 146

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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC photographs for, 37 see also Passports; Visas Immunizations, 13 Insurance, 16 Intellectual property rights, 90 Internal Revenue Service, 24 International Medical Center, Beijing, 13, 14, 17, 146 International School of Beijing, 79 International Schools Service, 199 International Scientific and Information Services, Inc., 199 Interpersonal relations among professionals, 125-126, 127 appropriate behavior for visitors, 56 Chinese style, 54-55, 57, 118-119 concept of privacy in, 54 departure from China, 153-154 with foreign affairs office, 51-53 in foreign communities, 68-69 gift giving, 21, 35, 38-39 guanxi concept, 58-60 meeting fellow students, opportunities for, 135-136 political issues in, 57-58 reciprocity in, 60 research process and, 85 with research team drivers, 105 role of ritual in, 60-61 romantic relationships, 67 student-teacher, 116, 124, 126-127, 137 taking of photographs and, 36 in work unit, 50-51 Interpreters classroom instruction and, 121-122 for field research, 104 specialized dictionaries for, 42 J Japan, 12 Japanese encephalitis, 14 Jiangsu Province, 21 Johns Hopkins University, 4-5, 69 Joint Committee on Chinese Studies, 2 K Kress Foundation, 166-167 L Laboratory research, 42, 110-112 Lanzhou, 41 Laundry, 27 Legal issues, 65-68 China-U.S. educational exchange protocols, 239-242 for foreign students, 191-192 intellectual property rights, 90 see also Chinese government Libraries, 92-97 general reference works in, 237-238 student advisory resource centers in, 233-237 see also Archival research Lindbergh Fund, 167 Liuban, 51 Luce Foundation, 2, 98, 167-168 Lunar New Year, 81 M Malaria, 13-14 Maps, 231-232 May Day, 82 Medicines brought into China, 13, 17, 21 Chinese, 146 mailing of, 142 syringes for, 14 Meetings, 64 Microfilm, 96, 97 Milk, 29 Minorities of China, 107 Money banking in China, 18-20, 142-143 conversion, 6, 65, 142 currency and banking in China, 142-143 departure arrangements, 154 emergency check cashing, 211-212 transactions in remote areas, 105-106 traveler's checks, 19-20 from U.S. sources, 18-19 see also Costs Montessori School, 79, 80 Motor vehicles, 147, 229-231 Movie-theaters, 148 Music, Chinese, 35, 135, 148-149

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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC NAFSA, 4 Nanjing, 218 Nanjing University, 4-5, 69, 94 National Council of Churches of Christ, 199 National Day, 82 National Endowment for the Humanities, 2, 168 National Geographic Society, 3, 169 National Program for Advanced Study in Research in China, 2, 3, 164 -165 National Science Foundation, 2-3, 90, 98, 110, 170 Neibu material, 66 Newspapers and periodicals, 7 Chinese, 38, 40, 41 Western, availability of, 37-38 O Office equipment, 31-32, 41-42 Opera, 148 P Parks, 148 Passports, 138 cost of, 9 forms for, 194-197 preparations for departure to China, 9-12 renewing, 65 types of, 9 Peace Corps, 5 Peking Union Medical College, 17, 146, 147 Peking University, 50, 94, 97, 147 Pets, 22 Pinyin romanization, 141 Plagiarism, 124 Political context of academic institutions, 50 of friendships, 57-58 research in ethnic minority areas, 107 survey research and, 109 visitor behavior, 55-56 visitor's privacy and, 55 Postal services, 140-142 Princeton-in-Asia, 130-131, 199 Printed matter shipping, 23 Privacy, 54-55, 56 Proposal for research, 89-90 Public Security Bureau, 65-66, 150 Public transportation, 147 Q Questionnaires, research, 109-110 R Rabies, 106 Radios, 35 Reading material availability in China, 37-38, 42 classified information, 66 for classroom instruction, 121, 125 confiscation of, 21 as gift, 38 needs of foreign teachers in China, 42-44 newspapers, Chinese/Western, 7, 37-38, 40, 41 professional/scholarly resources, 40-41, 42-44 resources about China, 24, 40, 220-224 specialized dictionaries, 42 Religious practice, 67, 136 Researchers and scholars in China academic environment, 83-85 affiliations of, 93-94 archival research, 92-97 costs of research for, 90-91, 95-96, 217-219 formal invitation to, 91-92 funding sources for, 1-3, 159-172 guidelines for research proposal, 89-91 housing for, 70-71 laboratory considerations, 110-112 preparations for departure, 40-42 relations with host unit, 84, 85-89 short-term visits, 112-114 special amenities for, 56-57 survey research, 109-110 travel within China, 152

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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC See also Field research Restaurants, 29, 62-63, 107, 149 treating colleagues and friends, 39 Rh-negative blood, 146 Ritual of banquets, 61-64, 118 role of, 60-61 Rural areas banquets in, 106 consumer goods in, 24-25 health considerations, 13, 14 housing in, 71 monetary transactions in, 105-106 social science fieldwork in, 98-100 S Salary and compensation for foreign expert in China, 6 for foreign teachers in China, 7 for interviewers/interviewees, 110 tax policies, 24 from U.S. sources, 18-19 Sanitary napkins, 17 Schools for children of visitors, 77, 78-81 Scientific equipment in Chinese laboratories, 110-111 customs regulations, 21-22, 108 for field research, 107-108 research needs, 41-42 Shandong Province, 99 Shandung University, 94 Shanghai, 80, 140, 147, 214, 215, 218-219 customs officials, 21 student advisory resource centers in, 234-235 Shashi, 215 Shenyang, 80, 140, 237 Shifu, 73 Shipping into China, 22, 23 costs, 217 of equipment, 108 out of China, 22, 153 postal services in China, 140-142 Shopping in China, 25 for clothing, 28 for food and cooking supplies, 29, 30 Short-term academic visits, 112-114 Shortwave radios, 35 Sister-city programs, 136 Smithsonian Institution, 3 Social life for foreign teachers in China, 126-127 reciprocity in, 60 recreation and entertainment, 148-149 ritual in, 60-64 student-teacher interaction, 116 Social Science Research Council, 2 Social sciences fieldwork, 98-108 research, 86, 88 research funding, 2, 3, 159-161, 163-165, 167-168 survey research, 109-110 Software, 34 Sports, 135, 148 Spouses and children, 25, 38 employment opportunities, 7 of foreign expert in China, 6 housing for, 77-78 passport/visa considerations, 9 regulations regarding, 77 schooling for, 77, 78-81 Spring Festival, 81 Stamps, 39 Stanford University, 99 State Education Commission, 11, 86-87, 88, 109 Students, Chinese academic preparation of, 123, 124 advisory/resource centers for, 233- 237 class participation by, 120, 122-123 English language ability, 121-122 observations from foreign teachers, 120-121 organizations, 123 student-teacher relations, 116, 123, 126-127, 137 study habits, 43 workload expectations, 123 Students, foreign in Chinese-language institutes, 132-133 daily living for, 134-136

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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC enrollment in Chinese university, 133-134, 184-188 expenses for, 187-188 foreign affairs office for, 51, 52 housing for, 69-70, 72-74 library fees, 95-96 opportunities for, 3-5, 130-132 school regulations, 189-193 spouses and children of, 77 travel in China, 136, 152 tutors for, 136-137 visas, 11 visits from friends/relatives, 12 Summer, 112 Supplies camera/film, 35-36 classroom, 124-125 costs, 217 for daily living, 24-39 electrical, 30, 31-34 for fieldwork, 107-108, 227-232 food and cooking, 29-30 health and hygiene, 17-18 identification photographs, 37 medical, 13, 14, 17, 21 office, 34-35, 42 for researchers going to China, 40-42 roach killer, 75 sewing, 27 tape recorder, 35 for teachers going to China, 42-45 Western, in China, 18, 25 Surveillance, 55 Survey research, 109-110 T Tape recorders, 30, 31, 35, 41, 44 Taxes, 24, 66 departure, 154 Taxi service, 47-48, 147, 216 Teaching English as a Second Language, 116 Teaching in China adjustment process, 128-129 application for, 201-204 bureaucratic relations, 117-119 contract for, 205-210 establishing terms/conditions of, 117-118 materials for, 116 non-academic responsibilities, 119 opportunities for, 116 professional relationships, 125-126, 127 role of teacher in China, 116 size of classes, 119 sponsorship sources, 198-200 student-centered approach, 121 student-teacher relations, 123, 126-127 working conditions, 124-125 workloads, 119-120 see also Foreign experts in China; Foreign teachers in China; Students, Chinese Telephone communications, 13, 73, 144-145 E-mail, 143-144 fax machines/services, 34-35, 143 Television, 148 Test of English as a Foreign Language, 43 Textbooks, 42-43 Theft, 68, 151-152 bicycle, 37 precautions, 32 Tiananmen Square, 50, 58, 109 Tianjin, 80, 216, 219 Tibet, 107 Time zones, 145 Toiletries, 17-18 Tourist season, 12, 113, 153 Train travel, 70, 71-72, 150-152 Travel in China, 112, 149-152 car rental, 147 costs, 216 domestic airlines, 150 drivers and vehicles, 38, 105, 229-231 off-limits areas, 65 permits, 65-66 permits for, 150 preparations for, 12 scheduling, 81, 82 taxi service, 47-48 urban transportation, 147-148 via train, 70, 71-72, 150, 151-152 Traveler's checks, 19-20, 143 Tutors, 81, 136-137 Typewriters, 30, 31-32, 41

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CHINA BOUND: A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC U United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, 199 United States Department of Education fellowships, 170-171 educational exchange agreement with China, 239-242 embassies/consulates in China, 138-140 opportunities for Chinese colleagues in, 103, 111 preparations for return to, 22-23 questions about, 44-45, 54 schools in China, 80 United States-China Cooperative Research Program, 2 Universities. See Colleges and universities, Chinese; Colleges and universities, U.S. U.S. Information Agency, 5 V Vacations, 81-82 Vehicles, 105 Video equipment, 36, 40, 44, 125 Viral hepatitis A, 13, 14 Visas, 9-12, 194-195 Visual and performing arts, research funding for, 161-162 Voice of America, 35 Volunteers in Asia, 199 W Waiban. See Foreign affairs office Water, 30, 227-228 Western Washington University, 199 Winter, 8, 17, 26-27, 28, 29, 69 Work schedules, 89-90 Work units in academic settings, 49-50 authority in, 86 characteristics of, 48-51 field research and, 100-101 health services in, 145-146 individual differences in, 53 interpersonal relations in, 50-51 mail distribution in, 141 meals, 76 research environment and, 84, 85-89 teacher's relations with, 117 welcoming banquet, 61 World Bank, 171-172 World Wildlife Fund, 3 WorldTeach, 200 X Xiamen, 216, 219 Xi'an, 41 Xinhua News Agency, 7 Xinjiang, 107 Xitong, 86, 87, 88, 89 Z Zhejiang Province, 21 Zouping County, 99