On the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, ASHLEY RIVENBARK searches around Shanghai and rediscovers the legacies of the Cultural Revolution through poster art. Continue reading Of Art and Cultural Revolution
STEFANI KUO delves into the translation of home through language, culture and changing bonds. Continue reading In Other Words
MARGOT DE GROOT VAN EMBDEN provides a broad survey into China’s mental health issue. Continue reading Mental and Psychiatric Disorders in China: between Social Stigma and Medical Shortage
CONSTANCE AUSSOURD looks into the Chinese transgender community through Jin Xing’s story. Continue reading Jin Xing, Transgender Face of a More Open China?
AURIANE FAURE probes into the integration of Christianity in China through a historical lens. Continue reading Christianity in China: Foreign or Patriotic?
TAO TAO HOLMES shares her experience as a perceived insider and perspective as an outside observer in Xinjiang. Continue reading An Outsider’s Inside Look at Xinjiang
YI-LING LIU profiles the “Green Turtles,” Chinese-born students who move overseas to study environmental sciences, and their dilemma of whether or not to return home. Continue reading The Green Turtles
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
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
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