Tag: Left-behind Children
Wong tells us how she started holding camps in villages for China’s “left-behind” children—those whose parents work in cities while relatives care for them. These children face serious challenges but are strengthened by faith in Christ and attending holiday camps.
The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: A Book Review
Samuels summarizes each chapter of the book, highlighting the many difficult choices migrant workers must face. The author shows them in their full humanity, helping the reader relate to the struggles of migrant workers.
A Film Review
The film, Stonehead, is set in a small village in China where children, the "left-behind children," are raised by their grandparents because their parents have all moved to urban cities for better jobs. The story centers around three main characters who, even though it’s never clearly stated, each represent a different way left-behind children cope with their family situations. But the film also speaks more widely about the coping mechanisms used by people thoughout Chinese society today.
As the environment changes and restrictions loosen, many Chinese Christians are turning their attention to the issue of how to be salt and light in their communities. This article, published on the popular Christian site Kuanye Zhi Sheng ("Voice in the Wilderness") is about a local ministry in southern China that is reaching out to care for some of China's "left-behind children," children who are left behind in villages and small towns when their parents go to the cities to work.