Yan Cong

If China Builds It, Will the Arab World Come?
Location: Beijing
Nationality: China
Biography: Yan Cong (b.1991) is an independent photographer based in Beijing, where she was born and raised. She focuses most of her long-term projects on women’s issues, rural China, and China’s relations with its neighbors.  In 2015, Yan was... read on
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If China Builds It, Will the Arab World Come?
Credits: yan cong
Date of Work: 03/21/16 - 03/28/16
Updated: 06/14/16
An assignment for a news analysis on ChinaFile on the development of cultural tourism in Ningxia, the only Hui Muslim autonomous region in China, and Chinese government's attempt to promote its own narrative of Islam in China in that process. A few photos from this series also appeared in Foreign Policy.

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