In this month’s Depth of Field, Chinese photojournalists explore foreign terrain, both beyond China’s borders and within them. Independent photographer Yuyang Liu traveled the open seas to document the lives of Chinese and African workers who fish the Atlantic waters off the coast of West Africa. Closer to home, while working on a long-term project on Guangzhou aid to Kashgar, Liu stumbled upon a soccer school in Guangdong where a Uighur coach recruited a small group of students from Xinjiang who must now adapt to life in a majority Han region of the country. She Xiaojian captured the relief and the struggle of sailors who were released by their Somali pirate kidnappers after years of captivity. Also, from Feng Haiyong, a story on corpse ransom and a volunteer group’s attempt to snuff out the awful practice; Chen Ronghui looks at the future of robots as eldercare providers; and for Sina, photographer WangDansui follows Chinese migrants in Europe, from the Czech Republic to the Netherlands.