illustration by Sam Schanwald

illustration by Sam Schanwald

Yi-Ling Liu is a non-fiction writer based in China covering the ways technology is shaping our culture and society. She has contributed to The Economist, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Foreign Policy Magazine, the LA Review of Books, Guernica Magazine and Off Assignment on topics ranging from Chengdu rappers to rural live-streamers to Taiwanese recycling systems. She is a recipient of the 2019 Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award.

Previously, she reported for the Associated Press as an Overseas Press Club Foundation Fellow, consulted for Sony Pictures Beijing, and studied Creative Writing at Yale, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of China Hands Magazine. As a creative educator, she has lead GAKKO summer camps in France, Japan and the United States and designed narrative workshops for high-schoolers from around the world.

on her mind: pink economies, AI pedagogy, consumer genetic tests