Can language learning and cross-cultural exchange thrive virtually? Online learning at the HNC 外语学习与跨文化交流会在虚拟平台兴盛吗?中美中心的线上学习

By Hope Parker 柯梦希 NANJING, China — By January 22nd, 2020, when human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus was confirmed, Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) students, faculty and staff had already spread around the world for Lunar New Year holidays and travel. Students were slated to begin spring semester classes on February 24th and were anxiously awaiting…

Education and Leadership During a Pandemic 疫情期间的教育和领导力

Daniel Mikesell 大牛 NANJING, China — The U.S. and China are often portrayed as existential foes, but leaders of educational institutions in each country are finding common ground. As schools have resorted to emergency measures to cope with new challenges, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of education. From rural midwestern America to urban…

TikTok & COVID-19: Surging Users and Neglected Security — Op-Ed

By Natalie Craig May 14, 2020 Photo Credit: Rolling Stone via Chesnot/Getty Images The novel coronavirus has undoubtedly introduced several new problems into our world. Aside from health concerns and skyrocketing unemployment, people are beginning to speculate as to what the unintended consequences of the virus will be, especially with regards to technology. With fear…

Men’s Makeup in China: The “Concealer” of Patriarchy or the “highlight” of gender equality?

By Pan Siran For a long time, wearing foundation, dyeing eyebrows and putting on lipstick has been viewed as an exclusive privilege for women. Now, men in China beg to differ. Makeup has become the “new normal” for an increasing number of Chinese men, a core part of their daily routine.   “I put on makeup…

Medical Deficiency: A shortage of doctors and nurses plagues Chinese hospitals

By Joe Wojciechowski NANJING, China — Just before dawn, a woman arrives at the hospital and takes a number. Although the sun has hardly begun to rise she is already late. Her number is 37 and now she will have to wait until noon to see a doctor. After waiting for over six hours she…

Did South Korea’s Parliamentary Election Really Reshape the Country’s Polity?

By James Park NANJING, China — On April 15, South Korea held its 21st parliamentary election, marking the ruling liberal party’s fourth consecutive win following the 2016 parliamentary election, the 2017 presidential election and the 2018 local elections. Having already won 14 of the 17 metropolitan mayoral and gubernatorial posts in 2018, the liberal party…

Postcards from HNC: Yixing, the pottery capital of China

By Trixia Apiado HNC students browsed Mr. Xu Xiaotang’s pottery for sale. Photo Credit: Trixia Apiado NANJING, China — On November 16, 2019, the Traditional Chinese Crafts course taught by Professor Yu Wenjie of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) hit the road to Yixing, a city in the Yangtze River Delta between Nanjing and Shanghai. Although unknown…

Postcards from the HNC: Guangzhou Edition

By Audrey Fritz December 19, 2019 Tianhe District, GuangzhouPhoto Credits: Natalie Craig  NANJING, China — Over the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) Fall Break, international and Chinese students in Professor Thomas Simon’s course ‘Injustices, Discrimination, and Identity’ travelled to Guangzhou to conduct field research on discrimination towards Africans living in Guangzhou. As a unique city that has…