Yi-Ling Liu is a writer, journalist and creative educator based in Beijing interested in how technology is shaping our culture and society. She has contributed to The New Yorker, Foreign Policy Magazine and Guernica Magazine on topics ranging from Chengdu rappers to rural live-streamers.

Previously, she reported for the Associated Press as an OPC Foundation Fellow, consulted for Sony Pictures Beijing, and studied English and Creative Writing at Yale, where she edited China Hands Magazine. As an 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.

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


thinking about: the Rustbelt of China, pedagogy in the age of automation, the word "ping"