Does COVID-19 signal the end of capitalism?

By Rashi Seth April 19, 2020 EVERYWHERE, the Globe - The pandemic began in Asia, rapidly ripped through European capital cities, and wiped out a third of the human population. When the spread was contained, the revolts commenced, institutions collapsed, and society was in need of an economic reconfiguration. This is essentially the abridged history…

When there are people, but no policies: International interaction during COVID-19 政策不足、人口有余:新型冠状病毒时代的国际互动

By Hope Parker 柯梦希 NANJING, China — When political scientists recommend intergovernmental cooperation, rather than competition, they frequently turn to low-level relationship building. International travel and educational exchanges are touted as means of developing mutual understanding, to encourage governments to cooperate. It seems people have listened. In early April of 2020, the New York Times…

China’s Unchecked Xenophobia Awakened 被唤醒的中国无节制仇外心理

By Natalie Craig 葛莉花 April 27, 2020 “Cold” — both the meaning of the character on the mask and the treatment towards some foreigners“冷”:既是口罩上的汉字,也是一些外国人受到的待遇Photo by Flavio Gasperini on Unsplash NANJING, China — As the SARS-CoV-2 virus spread outside China’s walls, first came the removal of three key American news organizations, the New York Times, Washington…

Beyond Wars Between Fans: A Sketch of Two Chinese Virtual Subculture Communities

By Wei Baipei NANJING, China —By the end of February 2020, as China began to recover from the coronavirus outbreak, millions of users of Sina Weibo, the largest social networking platform in China, began following a hashtag unrelated to the virus: #FansofXiaoZhanreportedAO3(肖战粉丝举报AO3). First appearing on February 29, the words embedded in the hashtag themselves are…

COVID-19 and the escalation of Sino-US relations: Op-Ed 来论 COVID-19与中美冲突升级

By Michael Xiaochen Zhang 张笑尘 NANJING, China — As COVID-19 spreads around the world and alters the way people engage with each other, new fissures have been exposed in the U.S.-China relationship. During this period of crisis, when mutual cooperation between countries, institutions and global citizens is vital, domestic and foreign policy agendas have continued…

From the Sichuan Earthquake to COVID-19: What Crisis Philanthropy in China Looks Like 从“5·12”汶川抗震救灾至新冠抗疫:中国社会组织的危机管理现状

By Phyllis Brown 铠凌 NANJING, China — On March 19th, mainland China saw zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the first time since state media began coverage of the virus in late December 2019. More recently, the country rejoiced as Wuhan, the virus’ initial epicenter, concluded its 76-day lockdown on April 8th. 中国南京 - 自中国官方媒体于2019年12月底开始报道新冠疫情以来,中国大陆于3月19日首次呈现零例确诊病例的局面。4月8日,被封锁了长达76天的武汉解封,中国民众为之欢欣鼓舞。…

疫情爆发前后小记 A story of a 湖北人 during the coronavirus outbreak

By Xie Sijie NANJING, China — On January 20th I headed home from Nanjing. Looking back on the scene at that time, as I made my transfer at the Wuhan train station, I felt a little scared. There was almost no distance between people making their way through the vast Hankou station during the travel…

Sino-American Struggles and Asia’s Resurgence 中美困难以及亚洲复兴

Daniel Mikesell 大牛 NANJING, China — The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to recalibrate the geopolitical order. Which countries will take advantage and push themselves forward? 新型冠状病毒具有重新调整全球政治秩序的潜力。哪个国家能趁机把自己推出来? As the United States struggles to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, its hegemonic status continues to erode. China hopes to use this crisis as an opportunity to bolster its…

Beyond fans: The importance of virtual subcultures in China

By Wei Baipei NANJING, China —By the end of February 2020, as China began to recover from the coronavirus outbreak, millions of users of Sina Weibo, the largest social networking platform in China, began following a hashtag unrelated to the virus: #FansofXiaoZhanreportedAO3(肖战粉丝举报AO3). First appearing on February 29, the words embedded in the hashtag themselves are…

Postcards from the HNC: Yiwu edition

By Natalie Craig December 16, 2019 Yiwu district one market main entrancePhoto credits: Natalie Craig NANJING, China — A short train ride away from a diverse array of destinations, the location of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) provides a unique opportunity for day trips and unique research experiences. In November, 2019, Professor Thomas Simon’s international law…