Workshops outdoors: means of coping amidst COVID-19 online mode in Suzhou, China
Amidst global pandemic of COVID-19, online learning and teaching, video conferencing and online meetings are oftentimes treated as the new normal. Students, tutors, employees and supervisors are expected to accept it and perform as effectively as under face to face situation. However, online mode sustained over periods of longer time, e.g. several months, often results in decreased motivation, lesser ability to concentrate, and general fatigue. While exercise programs and other coping methods indoors are being suggested, there is still limited information available on best strategies to alleviate online learning challenges. Learning outdoors, when possible and relevant, would offer more comprehensive experience of inquiry and healing effects of nature that offers deep replenishment.Read more
Covid-19, International Trade and Global China: Reflections from Yiwu
By Magnus Marsden, University of Sussex The Covid-19 epidemic has in all likelihood brought to an end the fieldwork activities of the TRODITIES project. Since 2015, team members have documented and analysed the dynamics of the Chinese international trade city of Yiwu that is a base to over 12,000 foreign traders and a key hub […]Read more
Announcement: the InFocus blog has relaunched!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the relevance of posting insightful analyses has become apparent. We are therefore content to announce that the InFocus blog has relaunched!Read more