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Wave Library is a real, non-profit project aimed at building libraries for floating children in China. There are an estimated 292.51 million1 rural migrant workers in China’s cities as delivery motorbike-riders, laborers, doorkeepers and at other jobs that urbanites avoid. The children of this floating population are called floating children. The families, holding a rural Hukou2 and on a tight budget, could only afford low-cost private schools which barely have good education resources, even books. Though some of these schools do receive donations, the lack of teacher and librarian hinders the daily operation of the school library. Here, volunteers from Wave Library take the responsibility by spending one or two days a week, sorting books, helping kids find the good ones and maintaining a rather safe environment to study. And they step even further: conduct both quantitative and qualitative research, reach out to publishing houses and enterprises about possibilities to donate, work with press and media, speak out at forums and conferences and so forth.

Floating children or migrant children. In China’s context the former one may be more proper.
  • 1 Source: National Bureau of Statistics, 2021 (Chinese)

  • 2 Hukou, China’s household registration system, which divides population into two different statuses: agricultural and non-agricultural residency statuses. Yet China provides a wide range of public education, resources in cities, which means only city hukou holders could benefit from, are exceedingly more than schools in rural.

  • I volunteer in public communicating and have been onsite to help open one library in Beijing. It is a project that the public could truly witness and participate in.

    100% of all proceeds via Buy Me a Coffee go to Wave Library. You could also make donations (money, books, hardwares…) directly through WeChat, Tencent fundraising platform, Alipay and Taobao. For all methods, please visit here (Chinese).

    Follow the official account and visit the menu down at the chat window (支持微澜–>捐赠)

    To keep in touch / find out more info, you could visit the official website, follow us on Weibo or WeChat (Chinese).

    To know more about floating children, this article may help: The ‘floating children,’ adrift in China’s cities - Editorials & Commentary - International Herald Tribune by Yuen Yuen Ang (NY Times, 2006).


    通过Buy Me a Coffee的100%所得将直接捐赠予微澜图书馆。您也可以通过微信公众号底部菜单、腾讯公益、支付宝以及官方小店等向其直接进行捐款、捐物。所有的捐助途径请访问此链接



    通過Buy Me a Coffee的100%所得將直接捐贈予微瀾圖書館。您也可以通過微信公眾號底部菜單、騰訊公益、支付寶以及官方小店等向其直接進行捐款、捐物。所有的捐助途徑請訪問此連結


    위란 도서관(微瀾圖書館, Wave Library)은 도시 주변 지역에 유동아동(流動兒童)을 위해 도시근무자 자녀의 사립학교에 세워진 작은 공익 도서관이다. 유동아동은 도시근무자 부모와 함께 도시에 살고 한편 도시 호구(후커우)가 없어서 의무교육을 받는 권리를 침해당하는 아동이다. 위란 도서관 지원자들은 부모가 저소득 직업에 종사하고 농촌 호구를 가지고 있는 유동아동을 위해 봉사한다.

    바이미어커피(Buy Me a Coffee)를 통해서 받는 수익 100% 위란 도서관에 기부합니다. 위챗, 텐센트 공익, 알리페이와 타오바오 등 플랫폼으로 직접 도서관에 기부할 수도 있습니다. 전체의 기부 방법이 이 링크를 방문하시기 바랍니다.

    링크 언어: 중국어

    자세한 정보는 이 을 참조해 주시기 바랍니다. 또 위란 도서관의 공식 사이트, 웨이보(Weibo), 위챗(WeChat)을 팔로우하시면 최신 정보와 관련한 공개 파일을 찾을 수 있습니다.

    사이트 언어: 중국어