Social Stigma at the era of pandemic

Authors: XIAOYU HU*, Michigan State University
Topics: Asia, Migration, Social Geography
Keywords: Pandemic
Session Type: Virtual Poster
Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 1:30 PM / 2:45 PM
Room: Virtual 51
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As an international student, "where are you from" is a question I have been asked hundreds of times since the first day I came to the United States. I also introduce myself by "I came from China" instead of my hometown Wuhan, Hubei. Because I know, they don't know where it is. Ironically, it only takes a pandemic to make my hometown world wide famous.

Started February 2020, Wuhan became the target on social media in China, because people are afraid of the viurs. Now one year later, how people of wuhan react? How is their life? What is the real impact of their daily life? With so many question, I interviewed some people. They come from different districts of the city, have different social background, and belong to different age group. I want to explore a city under the pandemic from the stores of real people.

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