Meet Xie Lihua, Witness to Four Decades of China’s Feminist Awakening

Chinese feminist Xie Lihua tells her story of working for women’s magazines and documenting female empowerment in China over 40 years


A Year After My Father’s Death, I Finally Made It Home to Mourn

Stories of two post-Covid homecomings to mourn loved ones and sweep the tombs on Qingming Festival


A Stunted Soybean: 13 Years at My Family’s Tofu Workshop

With a childhood spent working day and night making tofu, a young man reflects on the changes his family and the society went through


Numbered Days: My Grandmother’s Last Month in the ER with Covid-19

As the pandemic ravaged China in late 2022, a family struggles with the decision to send a dying elder to overcrowded hospitals


Can’t Afford Rent? These Young Urban Drifters Make Do in Unexpected Settings

From living in hotels to sleeping in the office, three young Chinese tell their stories of avoiding sky-high rents


After Rescuing Animals Half My Life, I Can’t Help Them Anymore

“I’ve never regretted it”: How a Beijing animal shelter tried to make a difference—and what happens when they no longer can


March of the Elephants: Stories from Behind a Lens

Director Olivia Chen talks about filming an elephant herd on a march through Yunnan province


Meet the Young People Working as Security Guards

More and more young people are taking jobs as security guards, positions normally reserved for middle-aged migrant workers—why?


The “Bangbang” Laborer Who Saved Me From the Streets

When my father kicked me out, one of Chongqing’s “bangbang” porters took me in