Stories of Resilience

ASHLEY RIVENBARK details the experiences of Chinese migrant workers and highlights the possibilities for hukou system reform. I am sitting in a restaurant by the Beijing Zoo, staring in anticipation at the waitress seated across from me as I wait for her to answer my question. When she answers me, it is in heavily accented Mandarin. Her name is Min Guangdeng, and she is from the small … Continue reading Stories of Resilience

2015 25 Under 25: Leaders in US-China Relations

In 2013, China Hands became the first magazine to honor young individuals for their exceptional contributions to US-China relations. We are humbled and excited to present the third edition of “25 Under 25: Leaders in US-China Relations” featuring this year’s list of 25 honorees. We hope these 25 narratives will inspire our readers to think critically about the evolving relationship between the United States and China and to … Continue reading 2015 25 Under 25: Leaders in US-China Relations

Violence Generated By Fear

APRIL DAN FENG studies the May Fourth Movement and the enduring concept of renzhi. “Petition is a common political behavior in any country. Normally, it should not cause death, but we all know that China is an exception… Social changes always include bloodshed, but bloodshed does not necessarily bring social changes…”  –Lu Xun, 1912 On the morning of May 8, 1919, four days after the May … Continue reading Violence Generated By Fear