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Yucheng Mou (designer)
Jess Irish (thesis advisor)
Danielle A. Jackson (thesis advisor)


May 3 2020


When the coronavirus was spreading out worldwide in early 2020, different countries utilized different means to perform disease control and advise their citizens. However, different governments' responses and local cultures brought different impacts on the speed of transmission and magnitude of infection. This paper is going to compare how countries including China, the US, South Korea, and Italy managed the coronavirus in the early stage, using China as an example. How are their disease control methods influenced by their political institution and local cultures? And how did the citizens and governments react to the pandemic? By integrating the facts, gaming orientation, and playful simulation, I designed a board game, The Crown Virus, in this project to help the international audience understand how Chinese central and local governments responded to the coronavirus in the early stage during the busiest holiday season of the year. The Crown Virus demonstrates how the Chinese government and citizens performed disease control from the perspective of its political systems and cultures.

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