Danwei project on (ageing) migrant villages

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The most recent post on Danwei, a website with translations from the Chinese web, focuses on villages populated almost entirely by the elderly. One is Visions of Dying Village Life. Another talks of visiting where the old village men hang out to find it empty, with his father by himself now that most of his friends have “gotten old”. Both essays reflect the combination of demographics and migration in a poignant manner.