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探寻那些不应消失的喀什传统手工艺

作者:黄冰茜 张涵毓 朱嘉毅 王英博 斯天健

“我希望孩子可以继承我的手艺,但是我更希望我的孩子可以好好地学习,找到更好的工作——那样比当一个铜匠有前途得多。”45岁的铜匠塔耶尔感叹道。

塔耶尔的想法在喀什老城并不罕见。在这里,今天有许多少数民族传统手工艺正面对着传承方面的挑战。 Continue reading 探寻那些不应消失的喀什传统手工艺

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A Brief Overview on African Children with Learning Disabilities

By Yolanda Shao, Rosa Guo, Kaman Mok
Learning disability (here on after referred to as LDs), defined by the Department of Health as a “significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills, with a reduced ability to cope independently,” or impaired intelligence and social functioning, has received little awareness in Africa. Continue reading A Brief Overview on African Children with Learning Disabilities

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在喀什地区,少数民族手工艺品市场营销的现状与挑战是什么样的?

作者:魏淑媛 朱昱霖 徐玮鸿
“国家级历史文化名城”。在这里,有大量的少数民族手工艺品,包括了乐器、木器、陶器等。这些手工艺品具有丰富的异域特色,凝聚了浓重的西域文化。然而,它们近年来的推广、销售情况并不是非常理想。 Continue reading 在喀什地区,少数民族手工艺品市场营销的现状与挑战是什么样的?

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Exploring a ‘Humanitarian Prescription’ for Pneumoconiosis

By Wanmi Sui, Jinming Qi, Yuhan Sun, Chi Zhang

Pingxiang has transformed itself from an underdeveloped and agricultural-dependent village into a relatively strong economic power. It has experienced rapid social and economic growth that once allowed Pingxiang to become a prosperous city during the mid-20th century. In the 1950s, Pingxiang exploited its mining resources to the largest extent while turning the city into a leading iron, steel, chemical, and machinery industry. [1] Because of the excessive favor on capital over labor, the mining sector has witnessed the rise of a severe and irreversible occupational risk——pneumoconiosis. The lucky majority of the population naturally enjoy the astonishing development; what we forget is those who truly devoted all their youth, efforts, and dedication. They are the ones that are suffering because of the prosperity; they are the epitome of Pingxiang’s broken past, the neglected minority that is doomed to be disregarded. Continue reading Exploring a ‘Humanitarian Prescription’ for Pneumoconiosis

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Yiwu, which course will you follow?

By Wayne Huang, Frank Xu, Christina Liu
Legend, opportunity, and fortune are gathering on this territory- Yiwu, China.
Here lies the most lavish scale small commodity market and the highest mailing demand. This land also suffers from material deficiency and labor shortage. Most significantly, here lives a group of diligent people who have been writing the epics of the city since the 1980s. Continue reading Yiwu, which course will you follow?

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WeChat in Yiwu:The Front Desk in the “International Hostel”?

By Sile Huang, Songjie Zhou, Yichi Zhang, Xinyan Wang
As the door cracks open with an electronic tune, Jason finally arrives at the hotel. Walking into the washroom, Jason sits down, reaches for toilet paper, before touching a metal pipe, a sprinkler attached on top. At the table in a Turkish restaurant, Jason excitedly flips through the menu as he has heard long before this trip how it is known for its savory Turkish cuisine, before encountering a panel of five different languages. Jason fishes through the list, finally finds the familiar English word that he could understand, only to realize how this five-line panel is all describing a single dish. Continue reading WeChat in Yiwu:The Front Desk in the “International Hostel”?

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Poverty vs Plight: The true condition of Pneumoconiosis patients in Pingxiang

By Haoran Su, Zheng Quan, Keren Liu, Zhenye Lin, Jiahao Deng
“We cannot ignore those who fall down when the whole country is moving forward,” said the famous director Zhangke Jia. Those who suffer from pneumoconiosis are exactly the group who are being ignored. Pneumoconiosis is a chronic lung disease, which mainly results from a long time working in a dusty environment. The disease is severely underestimated. Because many patients have either seldom received sufficient focus from society or enough financial support to eliminate these obstacles till now, that finally traps them into disadvantages. Continue reading Poverty vs Plight: The true condition of Pneumoconiosis patients in Pingxiang

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River Management——A Phoenix Reborn in Nanjing, China

By Huang Binrui, Li Yang, Mi Renzhi, Yang Shuo

Many Nanjing citizens may still remember such a view: when walking along the rivers in several residential areas in Nanjing, people had to cover their noses. Taking a close look at the rivers, many refuse collection stations were emitting dreadfully black liquid directly into the river, producing a horrible and disgusting smell. The view was easily seen before 2015. Back then, not only Nanjing was facing poor river quality and management, but many other cities in China were confronting the management problem of black-odor rivers. Fortunately, such a view is rarely seen in Nanjing now. Instead, now Rivers are cleaner and the landscapes are more eco-friendly; near the riverside, many elderly citizens chat with each other when doing some exercises every morning; intimate couples walk their dogs here together with smiles on their faces. You may wonder: how did the change occur? To be more specific, what technical methods and policies were carried out in Nanjing in so short a period from 2015 to 2021 to accomplish this feat? Continue reading River Management——A Phoenix Reborn in Nanjing, China

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River Treatment as a System in Nanjing

By Feng Jindong, Ji Xinyuan, Kaneko Reimon

In recent years, more companies, organizations, and governments start to focus on environmental protection, especially water protection. Nanjing faced awful water quality in the past, and the situation has been alleviated in the recent 5-6 years. We will focus on how Nanjing “heals” its water bodies as a system, including water sources conservation, remediation and rectification, and Nanjing rivers’ future. Continue reading River Treatment as a System in Nanjing

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COVID vaccination-A magnifier for the cultural differences between China and the U.S.?

By Yiting Huang A little after 7 p.m., the family had just finished dinner when, under the warm yellow light, came the sound of the news on the television, talking about Covid-19 vaccines. Jim, a 58-year-old Illinoisan who always watches TV after dinner, sat on the couch and said, “I think I don’t need to take the vaccine because I usually don’t get sick. I … Continue reading COVID vaccination-A magnifier for the cultural differences between China and the U.S.?

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How LGBT+ Organizations are Enhancing the Mental Wellbeing of the Chinese LGBT+ Community

Introduction According to demographic studies, Chinese LGBT+ population is diverse, sizeable, and widespread. Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) make up about three to five percent of the total population in China. There are around seventy million LGBT+ people in China, however, due to conservative traditional culture and inadequate visibility in society, they are often overlooked in policy documents, laws, social support, and healthcare provision. Most Chinese LGBT+ … Continue reading How LGBT+ Organizations are Enhancing the Mental Wellbeing of the Chinese LGBT+ Community

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Poussin’s The Plague of Ashdod: Plague and Artistic Healing

By Tingxuan Nan Abstract As an important historical variable, epidemics have profoundly influenced the society throughout the history of different civilizations. Artists often reflect on the relationship between man and nature, as well as society in the face of disaster through their artistic creations – Poussin is one of them. The paper analyzes The Plague of Ashdod created by Poussin in 1630, from the perspectives of … Continue reading Poussin’s The Plague of Ashdod: Plague and Artistic Healing

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Want to save the children? How child sexual abuse and human trafficking really work

Alexandra Baxter, Flinders University Millions of kidnapped children are imprisoned in underground tunnels, being sexually abused and tortured by a shadowy global cabal of paedophiles. That, at least, is some of the misinformation about child sex trafficking being spread on social media. You’ll also see such ideas being promoted at protests from Los Angeles to London, with hashtags such as #saveourchildren and #endchildtrafficking emblazoned on … Continue reading Want to save the children? How child sexual abuse and human trafficking really work