Author: Melissa M. Chan

Melissa Chan is currently a graduate student in the department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in English in 2009. Her current research interests are diasporic Chinese populations, film, and translation.
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Minibus Accident Leaves 10 Dead, 10 Injured

After a bus crash that left 11 schoolchildren dead in Jiangxi, another accident involving an overloaded minibus killed ten people, five of whom were children, from The South China Morning Post: At least 10 people, including five children, died when their overloaded minibus plunged into a mountain valley in southern China on Friday, state media reported, the latest in a string of

December 30, 2012 8:22 AM

China Tea Growers Shift to Coffee

As China’s tea farmers look to coffee for more profits, the Los Angeles Times reports the Yunnan provincial government plans to increase the production of coffee to 200,000 tons by 2020: “My sole income depends on coffee now,” said Ma Jiaying, a farmer from a dab-sized hamlet in Pu’er called Tea Tree Village. Few pairings denote upward mobility more than

December 30, 2012 8:13 AM