Humanities never lost its pace even towards the end of the year. We were assigned a big project requiring great responsibility. Each class was packed with practices and steps to create the final project: a travel magazine. In the beginning, we were randomly assembled into groups of three or four. We each chose a minority in China we were interested in; mine was the Naxi Minority because I have been to Yunnan, the province where most Naxi people are scattered.
A few days in, we also had a field trip to the Beijing Ethnic Park to take photos of our minority, observe their architect, costume, and learn about their culture. The magazine was divided into three sections: travel writing, infographic, and map. My group members, Khushi and Cameron and I, worked at various speeds. In the first day of design making, I have already formatted my travel writing into magazine form and also my infographic and map. Unlike me, they did most of their work toward the end. There were some frustrating moments and proud moments when we held our product in our bare hands. Overall, it was experiential!
A magazine infused with outstanding experiential travel writing, comparison with other minorities, and information on China’s top three main minorities. A must read!