After my Taiwanese project, I then drove 20,000 kilometers throughout the Xingian province in China for a month as I spoke with 70 local Muslims. This project centered around religious identity and the vast difference between being a Muslim living in China to those foreign ones. These two projects are still relevant to this day, but more so the Xingian project as even now in our modern society basic religious rights are being tested. In china, Muslims can only pray in mosques unlike others abroad. I wanted to bring to light this religious group that is being controlled by the government and showcase not their resentment, as these individuals have none, but their positivity and how even in limiting situations people can find good in themselves and in those around them.

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