Ruijingya Tang

Ruijingya Tang is an arts editor and cartoonist at the Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore majoring in Biology. She can be reached at

‘The Farewell’: A cultural tale written in the universal language of love

Most of the time, revolutions take shape slowly and identify themselves as time flows. “Crazy Rich Asians” (2018) carved out a space for Asian American films in the Hollywood empire. The role the romantic comedy played in the demarginalization process of Asian filmmakers in the American film industry is undeniable, given the attention the film […]

‘Viewpoints’: An anthology of photographic poems about modernity

The Industrial Revolution brought the world into an era of intrigue. Rapid technological advancements transformed the means of production and transportation, in turn creating diverse — even conflicting — cultural shifts, such as the increasing alienation of workers from their work and community and the unprecedented confluence of people and ideas through the railway and […]

Eating insects: The next revolution in the American diet

Tufts welcomed chef Joseph Yoon, the executive director of Brooklyn Bugs Wednesday, April 17, to host an educational workshop on the health and environmental benefits of incorporating insects into the daily American diet. This workshop was part of the first Edible Insect Festival at Tufts, co-hosted by the Tufts Department of Biology and the Environmental […]

Chantal Zakari’s ‘Cogent Message’ deconstructs institutional failings

The recently revealed college admissions scam reinforced the long-established image of higher education institutions as the playground of the privileged. With Tufts being the epitome of such institutions, it is almost impossible to argue against the socioeconomic homogeneity of universities. However, it is also important to recognize that numerous higher education institutions are also victims of […]

‘Let Me Explain to You What This Means’: power lost in translation

Today, in an era of globalization and mass media, power manifests itself as the agency to express oneself or control others’ expressions, probably more prominently than ever. The malleability of language — especially during the process of translation — becomes a possible mechanism of control and exploitation. Working within this cultural landscape, the Boston-based artist Gabriel Sosa […]

Daily Week: Meet the arts editors

Libby Langsner — Class Year: 2019, Position: Executive Arts Editor, Major: Art history, Mainly covers: Museum and gallery exhibitions Why Arts?: Are there other sections? Just kidding … but in all seriousness, I get to write about my favorite things and work with my favorite people, what more can a girl ask for? Favorite Movie: “Goodfellas” (1990). Best Thing […]

‘Right Now This Moment’ makes time, memory palpable

Near the heart of the lively city of Boston is a dimly lit space of meditative stillness. Currently, the School of Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts is hosting “Suara Welitoff: Right Now This Moment,” an exhibition of selected works by filmmaker Suara Welitoff. Suara Welitoff (1951–) is an artist based in Cambridge, Mass. Welitoff has a […]

‘The Wandering Earth’: China enters space on screen

Released on Feb. 5, “The Wandering Earth” (2019), China’s debut sci-fi film spectacle, is now playing in Boston. The film was adapted from a novella of the same name by author Liu Cixin, winner of numerous prestigious sci-fi awards within and outside China, such as the Galaxy Award, the Locus Award and the Hugo Award. […]