LIVING IN CHINA

Their Last Portraits: Photographing 3,000 Elders in the Countryside

Photographer Yang Xin takes free “funeral portraits” for elderly people in remote villages, and learns about their attitude to life and death

SOCIETY

I Was a Funeral Home Worker, Making Sales Pitches About Death

Staking out hospitals, meeting body quotas: a “body transporter” shares his memories from the competitive undertaking of death

LIFE, TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Digital Tombstones

Worried about buying an expensive tomb? Rest beneath a QR code instead

Bizarre

The Real Walking Dead

A look behind the ancient Chinese tradition of corpse walking

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