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An uncle breaks the silence

An uncle breaks the silence

Evolution of an illness

Cornerless City

Cornerless City

Best of In The Fray 2007. A view of Cairo from the outside in.

Homecoming for Hai Rong

A 16-year-old's uneasy navigation of China's city/country divide.

The double agent

Shifting between Chinese and American identities, a Shanghai observer finds herself both alien and at home. Part three of a three-part series.

Migrant makeover

Migrating from rural China to the big city and working at a salon has become a popular route out of poverty and stifling tradition. Such service workers are fueling China’s growing capitalist-style economy. But disappointing and sobering revelations await those with high hopes.

Migrant makeover (part two)

Migrating from rural China to the big city and working at a salon has become a popular route out of poverty and stifling tradition. Such service workers are fueling China’s growing capitalist-style economy. But disappointing and sobering revelations await those with high hopes.

Shanghai spectacle

Being a female gym rat in China isn’t as easy as it looks. Part two of a three-part series.

Eating bitter and other Western dreams of China

An influx of backpackers has made hiking China's Yunnan Province more complex for tourists and locals alike. Part one of a three-part series.