Sept. 1, 2010. I spent a week in this small village for my college urbanization research. This is a village located in 40 miles away from Chinese capital Beijing.
The entrance of the village.
Most young people already left here because they would more like to find their dreams in big city . Weeds had swallowed up the street.
Lots of agricultural equipments were abandoned simply because no one could use it anymore.
An old lady walked on the road. she feels so lonely because all of her children are working out of the village.
After she left, I added her daughter into the sketch because I wish her daughter can visit her mom as soon as possible.
An elderly man was smoking in front of his house. He only have one child who is an army officer works in the North border of China-- a village near Russia.
In August 31, 2010, I was sitting here to conduct my interview. 97% of seniors in this village were living apart from their children. More than 50% of them have different health problems. 25% of them decided to move to Beijing city and live with their children.
Grass grow in this old wagon -- a tool designed for youngsters.
A family left this house a week ago. Compared to the city life, village life seems so quiet and sometimes even makes me feel boring.
Lots of ancient buildings are dying with the tree.
I left this village after finish this sketch.
It was my best memory because I was working with my first love at that time.
Later, in 2013, I left Beijing and never come back there again.
Bravo, you go through all of it, nice to meet you my friend.