Category Archives: Guizhou

Privatizing clean air

As living with toxic air becomes part of people’s mundane daily lives during the winter in northern and central China’s cities, it’s inevitable that the entrepreneurial exuberance of many urban residents will find ways to commodify the right of breathing … Continue reading

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More about Guizhou – “Chinglish” by David Henry Hwang

Well, I just couldn’t resist posting the fact that David Henry Hwang’s latest play takes place (of all places!) in Guiyang.  Hwang is probably best known for his Tony-winning play “M.Butterfly.”  “Chinglish” (directed by Leigh Silverman) is about an American … Continue reading

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The left-behind countryside – another report from Guizhou

The Guardian recently ran a report from Guizhou by Tani Branigan, focusing on rural poverty and the growing development gap between urban and rural China.  The report focuses on 9 year-old Zhao Ai, who leaves home at 6:30 every morning … Continue reading

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Drought in Guizhou

Drought is a common problem in north-central China, but is rare in the south and southwest part of the country.  China’s monsoon climate pattern more typically brings flooding to places like Guizhou.  But this summer southwest China has been suffering … Continue reading

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