MODERN HISTORY

The Legendary Century-Long Life of a Leprosy Patient, Part 1

From wandering the streets to living in a leprosy colony, an ordinary 93-year-old woman recounts an extraordinary century of life

MODERN HISTORY

The Legendary Century-Long Life of a Leprosy Patient, Part 2

Read the second part of the story of Xu He as she leaves the leprosy village—and find out why she comes back

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ARTS

Art in the Field: Can Art Help China’s Villages Prosper?

Art festivals try to bring visual culture to China’s villages, but are they being put to good use?

GALLERY

The Art Exhibition “Breaking the Chain” on Human Trafficking

An online art exhibition calls attention to the infamous “chained woman” case in eastern China, despite repeated censorship

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SPORTS

Taking the Field: Bringing Sports to Every Village

Village sports programs try to get all people in China exercising—with mixed results

FOOD

Bambooze

In the bamboo forests of Ningbo, distillers produce a notoriously delicious firewater

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Down to the Countryside

As more rural communities seek to be capitalize on their tranquility, the humble hermitage gets commercialized

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Up the Mountains

As millennials tire of city life, the humble hermit makes a comeback

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Making History

A Manchu “banner village” repackages China’s past for tourists

SOCIETY

A Little Learning

Rural schools endure, despite lack of funding—or pupils

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