This book, related by a
group of ordinary foreigners, depicts the lives of ordinary people, both
Chinese and foreigners, during the Covid-19 epidemic, and the fight they put up
against the virus. Embodied in this fight are the Chinese government’s
resolution and efforts as well as the humankind’s optimism, solidarity and love
for each other. The 20 stories in the book, each approaching the topic from
something small, give a clear picture of the Chinese society and Chinese people
during the epidemic. The protagonists include frontline doctors and nurses who sacrificed
so much to fight against the virus, community workers who did all they could to
protect people against the virus, couriers who did their part to ensure people’s
normal life regardless of wind and rain… It is due to the hard work of all
these people that China controlled Covid-19 within such a short period of time.
They are an epitome of the whole Chinese nation.
Qi is an associate professor and postgraduate supervisor at the Communication
University of China and a CCTV program planner. Ms. Yue has hosted national and
ministerial level projects in social sciences and been the chief editor of a
number of CFL textbooks. She is also a winner of several educational awards.
book is a record of Chinese society during Covid-19 from the perspectives of
foreigners. It is a vivid demonstration of the contributions and efforts
Chinese people made to fight against the virus. The protagonists of the stories
are around us. They are an epitome of hundreds of millions of ordinary Chinese
people, vivacious and full of energy!