Two Chinese Villages, Two Views of Rural Poverty – Maureen Fan
From the Washington Post:
Nestled mid-slope in the foothills of China’s second-poorest province, Dacitan is a village run almost entirely by women, mothers who work the potato and wheat fields while their husbands are away.
Seventy miles to the east, perched on a remote mountain ridge above a collapsing dirt road, Sale is thick with men who sit idle, hoping for opportunity that never arrives and women who rarely do.
See also the Washington Post photo essay “China’s Great Divider of the Sexes.”