Category: China

The Bones of a Nation: Understanding Health and Society in China

I will never forget the feeling of anxiety that filled the waiting room of the hospital in Kunming, China. I remember the air smelling thick with cramped breath, cigarette smoke and iodoform. Families, friend groups, husbands and wives were all anxiously crammed together waiting to hear a word from one of the maybe five doctors… Read more »

China Through the Lens of Expats in Shanghai

Expats in Shanghai, China’s biggest city and commercial hub, form a diverse group in this country. Allen Chng is a Singaporean college student doing a long-term internship in Shanghai. When asked what’s the most Chinese thing he’s ever done as an expat, Allen’s answer was quick and easy: “Pushing and squeezing my way during the… Read more »