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A view of a road in Wuhan.

At the epicenter of the coronavirus: A mix of fear and boredom

Yushu Tian February 8, 2020

The Spring Festival has always been  the biggest holiday and the happiest time of year in China , when families reunite and friends get together. The city of Wuhan, the most populous city in Central...

A view of Taiwan.

Growing up Taiwanese in a Chinese sea

Szu Yu Chen January 20, 2020

As someone from Taiwan, I’ve always had mixed feelings toward China.  I had worked in Shanghai, China, for two years when met a lot of great people whom I  became close friends with, just...

Lanterns during Halloween.

How Halloween is celebrated around the globe

Maria Aguirre October 27, 2019

"What Star Wars character are you going to be this year?" a student asks his study partner at the library.  "Really, Boba Fett again?"  These are very common conversations happening at schools...

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