Tales from the Countryside

Journalist Liang Hong has spent years investigating the lives of those living in rural China. As the country becomes increasingly urban and the young gravitate towards cities for employment and opportunity, what is happening to the countryside? How are those left behind in the farms and villages affected by the changes of modern China? Hear Liang Hong share their stories and her predictions for the future of an ancient way of life. Moderated by Qin Liwen of International Crisis Group. In Chinese with English translation.

This event was part of The Bookworm International Literary Festival 2012 in Beijing.

Introduction music: Song Etrange (奇怪) written by Zhang Si’an (Djang San, Jean-Sébastien Héry). Extract from the album  One Man Live Orchestra Vol 1.

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