illustration by  Sam Schanwald

illustration by Sam Schanwald

Yi-Ling Liu is a China-based writer covering the ways technology is reshaping culture and society. She has written for The Economist, The New Yorker, The Guardian and Foreign Policy 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.

She also reported for the Associated Press as an Overseas Press Club Foundation Fellow, worked as a creative consultant for Sony Pictures Beijing and studied Creative Writing at Yale. As an educator, she has designed curricula, lead workshops and directed summer camps in Paris, Tokyo, the Berkshires, Hong Kong and Hangzhou. She believes, at core, in the power of creative collaboration and narrative change.