Cooperation Amidst Competition: China, the US, and Climate Change 竞争中的合作:中国,美国与气候变化

As the world’s largest CO2 emitters, China and the U.S. have unique roles in the international community’s shift toward sustainable development. The imperative to confront climate change is obvious, but how can these superpowers cooperate in the context of increased competition? 作为世界第一和第二大碳排放国,中国和美国在国际社会转向可持续发展的过程中扮演着特殊的角色。很显然,这两个超级大国必须直面气候变化,但在竞争不断加剧的环境中,它们该如何开展合作?

A Complicated Past: Universities & The Legacy of Slavery

By Richard Pedersen On December 9th, 2020, President Daniels shared an email with the Johns Hopkins community that shattered previously-held notions regarding our institution’s founder and namesake. For decades, the Hopkins community believed its founder had been an ardent abolitionist dedicated to human freedom and equality. However, the reality is more complicated. Research on Johns... Continue Reading →

Black Skin, Black Eyes, and You

By Fatou Sow Growing up in a black city and having attended majority black schools from elementary to undergraduate has afforded me a privilege: I know who I am as a person (not just a Black person). When I say that I grew up learning about black history, I’m not talking about the beginning of... Continue Reading →

The Evacuation of Friendship and Knowledge 一场友谊与知识的撤离

By Austin Frenes 冯翱森 HNC students evacuated from China last year (clockwise from top left): Cooper Brehm, Nick Kaufman, Daniel Wethli, and Austin Frenes 去年从中国被撤离的中美中心学生:裴治雄,高宁,文丹,冯翱森 NANJING, CHINA — Strange doctors on subways, an evacuation car ride through the countryside, quarantine on a military base, tears in Bangkok, and a normal train ride to Shanghai. This... Continue Reading →

Transforming workers into spenders: Chinese cities call for longer weekends 把员工转变为消费者:周末延长政策将何去何从?

By Phyllis Brown 铠凌 NANJING, CHINA — When French director Chris Marker released the classic short film “Sunday in Peking” in 1956, the concept of a weekend was still alien to China. Since urban workers only had Sundays off, households often pitted against time to complete errands that had accumulated all week. Likewise, a rest... Continue Reading →

What Chinese Reactions to “Mulan” Reveal About China’s Cultural Exports 从电影《花木兰》在中国的反响,谈及中国文化输出

By Ran Zhao 赵然 NANJING, CHINA —— In September 2020, Disney released the highly-anticipated, live-action remake of “Mulan.” The film was likewise expected to attract many Chinese moviegoers, as the younger generation had been deeply impressed with the Mulan animation released earlier in 1998. Furthermore, Chinese people often enjoy seeing foreign reinterpretations of Chinese cultural... Continue Reading →

Remaking Historical Narratives: Documenting My Grandmother’s Past 祛蔽和重构:我的外婆小传

By Lui Zhuoran 刘卓然 In the 1980s, the literary trend of “individual historical narration” was born in Mainland China. At that time, enlightenment ideals were introduced once again into China; the state had no longer controlled private life as strictly as before, and restrictions on thoughts and speech were gradually relaxed, causing various ideological cultures... Continue Reading →

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