Inquiry Topic: Change and Development in Xizhou

I am studying change and development of Xizhou. This project allows for a unique perspective of Chinese modernity that has only been told by government officials and the media, which is partly what contributes to its appeal. As a Chinese person, it would be sad if I was a complete neophyte on subjects of Chinese culture, and now that I think about it, I realized it is important for me to understand changes in society. I plan to find out how Yunnan has changed over the years, and how that has impacted both the banker and the worker. I would need to talk to people of difference socio-economic status to fully understand how Yunnan has transformed over years.

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask." Over the course of Microcampus, I have experienced the individual freedom that I have been grappling with ever since I have left Shanghai. Who am I? Why am I here? My Microcampus-era posts and thoughts would go to reveal my struggle against who I am, a struggle you will soon face in Microcampus. And now that I am back, I may have but a fragment of my answer.