Yi-Ling Liu is a writer and journalist based in Beijing covering culture, technology and society. She has written for The New Yorker, Foreign Policy Magazine, Guernica Magazine, The LA Review of Books, on topics ranging from Chengdu rappers to Taiwanese mega-bookstores to rural live-streamers.

She reported for the Hong Kong bureau of the Associated Press as an Overseas Press Club Foundation Fellow. Before that, studied English and Creative Writing at Yale, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of China Hands Magazine, and was a creative consultant for Sony Pictures Beijing. Over the the last two summers, she directed summer camps for GAKKO in France, Japan and the United States.

She sees all forms of storytelling as an act of play, one that requires an immense appetite for risk, collaboration and imagination.


Currently thinking about: genetic testing, education curricula in the age of AI, the word "surfing"