Thank you for visiting the site. I am a Fulbright Fellow at Sun Yat-sen University studying the changing migrant experience in China. Please send comments and suggestions  to Xiancunreport@gmail.com.

Peter Sack


6 thoughts on “About

  1. Mary Ann O'Donnell says:

    Hi Peter,

    Thank you for posting your field research; I have enjoyed thinking through issues in Shenzhen by comparing them to situations that you have encountered in Guangzhou.

    Mary Ann

  2. Hi Peter, I look forward to celebrating the day your blog and work is picked up in the NYT’s.

  3. Sara says:

    Hi Peter,

    Do you still live in Guangzhou and what are the recent developments at Xian Village?

    • xianvillage says:

      Hi Sara,
      I’m afraid I left Guangzhou a few months ago and I am living in Oregon for the time being. When I left in early July, events were at a standstill. I had dinner with a family in their Xian Village home in my last week. They told me that the remaining hold-outs are willing to persist for years and that they saw no indication of movement on either side.
      Are you in Guangzhou? If you are interested in urban village issues I can connect you with folks in the region.

      • Sara says:

        Hi Peter,

        Thank you for letting me know of the recent situation in July. I do live in Guangzhou at the moment, have been living here since 2010. I’m interested in urban villages, but I’m not sure if I have the time and dedication to follow the situation more closer. Your blog and your past entries have been a great help in sharing more information about the changes in urban villages.


  4. I’m really interested in the situation with the urban villages, and look forward to going through your posts in detail to attain a deeper understanding of the situation. I spent some time in Xiancun, but at that time most of the locals were too nervous to talk to me about what was happening, as pressure was mounting. Right after that, a wall went up around the village and nobody apart from those registered can enter, so that kinda put a halt to my exploration of the situation, as I don’t really know how to contact anyone still inside to shed some light on more recent developments.

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