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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
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Ruixian Fan and her colleagues begin to wake up. They are getting close to Xi'an. The commuter train from Baoji slowing pulls into the station. The K165 train team puts on their ties and hats. They exit the train together.
Topics: colleagues, Xi'an, commuter, Baoji, team, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
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Ruixian Fan and her colleagues relax after a K165 train line staff meeting. When it is time to catch the commuter train to Xi'an the entire work unit lines up downstairs at Baoji train staion to prepare for boarding.
Topics: colleagues, K165 train line, staff meeting, Baoji train station, boarding, globallivesproject,...
Ruixian Fan
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Ruixian Fan and our director, Guo Qinhua, exchange a few words. Our on-screen participant is tired after and long night on duty. She sits in the onboard train office. The K165 from Xi'an to Kunming has been delayed several hours due to heavy rain and mudslides on the tracks. Before the next stop Ruixian Fan locks the bathroom doors. The train is moving very slowly. The train staff walk quickly through the carriages.
Topics: onboard train office, rain, mudslides, train staff, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...
Kai Liu
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Kai Liu
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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Ruixian Fan rides the commuter train from Baoji to Xi'an with her work colleagues. She rests comfortably in the hard sleeper area.
Topics: commuter, Baoji, Xi'an, hard sleeper, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Kai Liu
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Kai Liu
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Kai Liu
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Kai Liu
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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Ruixian Fan takes a break from work and wants to play basketball. She leaves the office to look for her colleague who works with her on the K165 train line from Xi'an to Kunming. Downstairs another work unit has already started a volleyball match. She joins in that game instead.
Topics: basketball, colleague, volleyball, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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The K165 train line from Xi'an to Kunming is running behind schedule due to heavy rain. Ruixian Fan waits for the train to stop at the next station. She opens the carriage door and posts up the numbers for 8 and 9 together. Several passengers exit the train and others enter. Ruixian Fan checks their tickets and makes sure they have found their sleeping quarters for the reminder of their journey.
Topics: Kunming, Xi'an, carriage, passengers, tickets, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...
Kai Liu
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In this clip, Kai is in the car on the way home from the market. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Kai Liu
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Kai Liu
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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In this clip, Kai is at local market, trimming scallions. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter,...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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In this clip, Kai is at the market. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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In this clip, Kai is at local market, then goes to breakfast. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
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Ruxian Fan sits in the soft sleeper carriage. As a long distance train attendant, she remains on duty as the K165 travels from Xi'an to Kunming, a 35 hour journey of approxiately 1,942 kilometers. She walks through carriage 8 and 9 to check on the sleeping passengers.
Topics: soft sleeper, carriage, long distance train attendant, kilometers, passengers, globallivesproject,...
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Ruixian Fan stands in position outside the number 8 carriage of the K165 train line at the Xi'an train station. Passengers rush by. Some ask her questions and move on while others board the train.
Topics: Xi'an train station, passengers, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
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Ruixian Fan and her colleagues on the K165 train line are called to attention by their work unit leader. They walk together in two lines from their office at Baoji train station to the platform. The team boards train 2670 from Baoji to Xi'an. Once settled on the train, Ruixian Fan eats some homemade steamed buns and rice noodles.
Topics: colleagues, work unit, Baoji train station, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...
Kai Liu
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
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Ruixian Fan waits for any remaining passengers to board carriage number 8 on the K165 train line from Xi'an to Kunming. The train bell rings and it is time to leave. She asks each passenger for their train ticket.
Topics: passengers, Xi'an, Kunming, train ticket, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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Ruixian Fan sleeps after her overnight shift on the K165 from Xi'an to Kunming.
Topics: sleeps, overnight, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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In this clip, Kai eats noodles for breakfast. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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In this clip, Kai's wife plays mahjong. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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Ruixian Fan works the overnight shift on the K165 train line from Xi'an to Kunming as a long distance train attendant. The train has been delayed by heavy rain. It is the middle of the night. She walks through carriage 8 and 9 while completing a checklist.
Topics: overnight, long distance, delayed, carriage, checklist, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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Ruixian Fan sleeps in carriage 2 on the K165 from Xi'an to Kunming. The scenery changes from countryside to small town and then back again. She turns over on her side as the train passes through a series of tunnels.
Topics: sleeps, Xi'an, Kunming, countryside, small town, tunnels, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
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Ruixian Fan records the ID numbers of several passengers who have managed to upgrade their hard seat tickets for sleeper beds. She is a member of the K165 work unit, a train line which travels 35 hours across China from Xi'an to Kunming. Ruixian Fan takes a break by stting down in the soft sleeper carriage. She looks out the window into the night.
Topics: ID numbers, passengers, upgrade, tickets, Xi'an, Kunming, window, globallivesproject, Global Lives...
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Ruixian Fan completes her paperwork onboard the K165, a long distance train from Xi'an to Kunming. She organzies her supplies. After lights out on the train she makes her rounds. Ruixian will close the curtains and ensure that the passengers shoes are put away properly. All is quiet so she takes a moment to sit down and look out the train window.
Topics: long distance train, lights out, rounds, passengers, train window, globallivesproject, Global Lives...
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Ruixian Fan sleeps in carriage
Topics: sleeps, overnight, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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Ruixian Fan sits in the soft sleeper carriage. At times she looks out the window into the darkness. She speaks to no one, stands up, walks to the carriage door, and waits. The K165 train line from Xi'an to Kunming hums its way over the train tracks, rocking back and forth as it goes.
Topics: soft sleeper carriage, window, darkness, train tracks, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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In this clip, Kai's alarm goes off. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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Ruixian Fan is one of the first to arrive at the K165 train line staff meeting. She reads the news on her mobile phone and speaks with some of her colleagues before their leader starts the meeting.
Topics: K165 train line, staff meeting, colleagues, chat, work unit, globallivesproject, Global Lives...
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Ruixian Fan eats beef noodles for lunch. She buys rice noodles for later, walks back to her office and takes calls on her mobile phone.
Topics: noodles, lunch, mobile phone, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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Ruixian Fan reviews her research for an article in her work unit's newsletter. Her office is located at the Baoji train station.
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Ruixian Fan and her colleague finish talking and decide to get some sleep while they can. The commuter train from Baoji to Xi'an makes several stops on the way. This is a short journey compared to the 35 hour plus trip from Xi'an to Kunming on the K165.
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In this clip, Delian is watching TV, and her neighbor comes in to chat. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu-where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have...
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Ruixian Fan is sound asleep in carriage 2 on the K165 from Xi'an to Kunming. Her colleague climbs down from the upper bunk to use the bathroom. Ruixian Fan doesn't notice her. The train rumbles and squeaks as it speeds down the tracks.
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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Ruixian Fan and her colleague from the K165 train line talk and eat. They are on a commuter train from Baoji to Xian, and will travel approximately 2 hours and a total of 157 kilometers.
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In this clip, Kai is arriving at school to deliver vegetables. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one...
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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Ruixian Fan and the K165 work unit have arrived at the Xi'an train station. Ruixian receives a phone call. The team heads to the staff waiting room. Some of them continue to sleep, chat, or play games on their mobile phones. Ruixian reads a book. Then she helps distibute the trashbags for the K165. Once she is finished she goes back to reading again.
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Ruixian Fan has a nap on the Baoji to Xi'an commuter train. She and her collegues must get some sleep before they begin their overnight shift on the K165 to Kunming later in the evening.
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Ruixian Fan sleeps after her overnight shift on the K165 from Xi'an to Kunming.
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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Ruixian Fan opens the carriage door for a brief stop at a small town train station. A few passengers exit the train, however no one gets onboard. She wipes down the bathroom mirrors and sink areas with a damp cloth. A quick review of her ticket binder reveals that there are two unclaimed beds available in carriage 8.
Topics: carriage, bathroom, ticket, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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After playing volleyball, Ruixian Fan returns to her office at Baoji train station. She relaxes with a few of her collegues in the conference room before their staff meeting.
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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In this clip, Kai arrives at the market. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their...
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In this clip, Kai is in the school kitchen. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of...
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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In this clip, Kai is at the market. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their...
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As a long distance train attendant on the K165 from Xi'an to Kunming, Ruixian Fan will remain on duty until morning. She sits alone in the soft sleeper carriage. All the passengers are asleep.
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In this clip, Kai uses the bathroom and showers. There is chinese music playing from the tv in the back of the shop. A little cat tied to a string huddles by the door. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from...
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In this clip, Kai is at the market. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their...
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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In this clip, Delian and Kai clean up in the back together. She prepares lunch. Kai takes a stroll on the street. He flips the TV from a dramatized serial, to a tv expose, to a news cast on the chinese astronaut launch. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they...
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Ruixian Fan sits on a seat in the soft sleeper carriage. All the passengers are asleep on the train. She checks the time and returns to her onboard train office to pick up the log. She walks to the diner car where her colleagues are completing their paperwork and turns in her notes. Ruixian Fan returns to her seat in the carriage. She is silent.
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In this clip, Kai is at the market. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their...
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In this clip, Kai is leaving school and arrives at the shop. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one...
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In this clip, Kai is in the school kitchen. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of...
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In this clip, Kai puts pricetags on a few items in the shop, wipes the countertops, and rearranges the products. He works mostly in silence, talking to himself a few times. A neighborhood girl comes in to buy some water. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they...
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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Ruixian Fan and her colleague talk together on the commuter train from Baoji to Xi'an. They are seated in the hard sleeper area. There are six bunks to a compartment.
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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Ruixian Fan wipes down the sink and bathroom areas of carriages 8 and 9. She sweeps the floors and mops the walkways. Her morning duties are nearly completed. She takes a few minutes to herself and sits at her work station in the onboard train office.
Topics: sink, bathrooms, sweeps, mops, morning, onboard train office, globallivesproject, Global Lives...
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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Ruixian Fan revises her work unit's newsletter. She receives a phone call and takes a lunch break.
Topics: newsletter, phone call, lunch, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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In this clip, Kai is tidying up the shop. He argues with his wife about where the changebox is. The first customer comes in. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work...
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
Topics: Sichuan, China, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives