The number is staggering: nearly 100 Chinese villages — and their distinct cultural heritage, clan identities, and folk traditions — disappear daily. But, a back-to-the-land movement has begun in a village called Bishan in Anhui Province to revitalize the rural way of life. Some consider the success or failure of this movement as a bellwether… [Continue Reading]
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