illustration by    Sam Schanwald

illustration by Sam Schanwald

Yi-Ling Liu is a non-fiction writer based in China covering the ways technology shapes our culture and society. She has written for The Economist, The New Yorker, Foreign Policy and Guernica on topics ranging from Chengdu rappers to rural live-streamers. She received the 2019 Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award and is a visiting scholar at the New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

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 directed summer camps in France, Japan, USA and China and designed narrative workshops for high-schoolers from around the world.