Yang Shao


Migrating in and out of nation-states: Seeking Refuge conference

Rev. Alison Boden, dean of religious life and the chapel, said that the idea most central to the conference was friendship. “It sounds simple, but our goal is for everyone at the conference to make at least one new friend.” Throughout the conference, this idea was echoed in the sentiment that we ought to help forced immigrants as we would help a friend in need.

Hometown Stories: Beijing, China

Coming from Beijing, I grew up in what Chinese people would call a “dayuan.” Translated directly, it means “big courtyard”. It specifically refers to a kind of self-sufficient residential community for retirees from state-owned companies or the military.