Why Female Gentile Mutilation Remains a Challenge in Kenya Today?

By Xilun Wei, Qiyuan Qin, Jing Liu, Jingxuan Huang 2020 is a year of change in many ways. What remains constant is the fight against the long-lasting practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), defined by the World Health Organization as “the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injuries to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” It is recognized by the … Continue reading Why Female Gentile Mutilation Remains a Challenge in Kenya Today?

Female labor force participation in China and India

By Luyao Chen, Jiayan Tu and Zheyu Chen Introduction The employment rates for female and male in China and India have been a frequently discussed subject. As we all know, China and India have been marked by their amazing population. They are the 2 most populous countries in the world. However, the culture shared no remarkable similarities between these two neighboring countries.  From the gender … Continue reading Female labor force participation in China and India

Rural Education in Guizhou:Challenges and Hope

By Brenda Li “I’ve heard about these people, but I never imagined that being a fact.” shockingly, I gasped. That was the type of shock that I never experienced, but was quite interested. On October first, I went from Beijing to Guizhou Province (southwest China), China to do research regarding rural education. Prior to this trip to Guizhou Province, I have been informed about the … Continue reading Rural Education in Guizhou:Challenges and Hope

Analyses and Policy Recommendations on Rural-urban Economical Inequalities in China

By Chen Xiaojie, Zhang Kunlong, Liu Chang and Lv Jinyang Status quo Since the 1980s, China has accelerated its pace in reducing poverty, as a result of institutional reform and opening up policy and its subsequent economy soaring. Poverty rate declined dramatically: from 88% in 1981 to 0.7% in 2015(measured by the US $1.9 or less per day). However, challenges still exist. First, due to … Continue reading Analyses and Policy Recommendations on Rural-urban Economical Inequalities in China

Different Views of FGM Among Chinese Sympathizers of the Anti-FGM Movement

By Aoran Zhang “Every coin has two sides,” says Bu Fan, a student at the Vanderbilt University, when asked about her views on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). “Although FGM is immoral, it is a very important part of local culture that cannot be banned immediately.” After she went to Africa to study FGM in 2017, she set up a WeChat official account, ‘Discover Feminism’, and … Continue reading Different Views of FGM Among Chinese Sympathizers of the Anti-FGM Movement