Burmese in China: The unseparated linkage across border

By Yihui Liu “Though belonging to different countries at the certification level, we (Chinese and Burmese) are family.” Said G, a local Chinese in Ruili.  Ruili is a border city in southwest China, bordering Myanmar on three sides. On the streets of Ruili, there are beautiful girls with yellow powder on the face, men in long skirts, and shop signs in Chinese and Burmese. Watching … Continue reading Burmese in China: The unseparated linkage across border

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

The Transformation and Preservation of The Chinese Elderly with Children Overseas

By Ningxin He , Ruige Wu, Yiting Bu “My mom is 70 years old and her body is not doing very well. She had a stroke a few days ago. My father called an ambulance and transferred her to the hospital. Looking at my weak mother and gray-haired father during the video call, I am painful!” This is only a short quote from a daughter … Continue reading The Transformation and Preservation of The Chinese Elderly with Children Overseas

The Uniqueness of Liberal Feminism in the Third World, Particularly in China

By Cheng Yiyu Western feminist or general social media tends to convey the message about “third world women” as “powerless”, “illiterate” and “backward” which is very problematic because these are biased opinions by simply categorizing “third world women” as a unitary group having similar backgrounds, challenges, histories. In fact, “third world women” have diverse interests, sources of problems, and narratives based on their colonial-political-racial-ethnic backgrounds. … Continue reading The Uniqueness of Liberal Feminism in the Third World, Particularly in China