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

Changes the “One Village, One Pre-School” Plan Brought to Education in Liangshan

By Huiyi Luo, Jiawen Lu, Jiaxin Hua, Xiru Wei, Ziwen Liu “Before 2016, many children never stepped into a classroom before 10 years old. Now, with governmental-funded preschools, everything has changed.” ——A preschool teacher in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China Located in southwestern China, Liangshan YiAutonomous Prefecture is majorly populated by ethnic Yi people. However, due to complex and superimposed reasons, Liangshan suffered from poor … Continue reading Changes the “One Village, One Pre-School” Plan Brought to Education in Liangshan

Utilitarianism in China’s English Learning: English as A Sheer Tool, Not A Language

By Zhuohan Chen Abstract Utilitarianism dominates China’s English education, with English (L2) being viewed as a sheer tool for gaining advantages. The dearth of lingual identity results in rising tedium towards L2 and limited L2 proficiency. Thus, the study explored two questions: 1) what utilitarian motivation do Chinese L2 learners have?; and 2) What factors bring utilitarianism? Through questionnaires and semi-structured interviews, the article qualitatively … Continue reading Utilitarianism in China’s English Learning: English as A Sheer Tool, Not A Language

The Voice of Chinese Women — How Do NGOs in China Use Communication as a Strategy to Promote Women Empowerment

By Xinyi Xue Back in the 1940s in the western world, the inspirational image of “Rosie the Riveter” became the representation of women in the workforce. The big headline on the top of this image, “We Can Do It!”, conveying that women can be as powerful as men. This widespread image encouraged American women of all ages, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds to go to work … Continue reading The Voice of Chinese Women — How Do NGOs in China Use Communication as a Strategy to Promote Women Empowerment