illustration by  Sam Schanwald

illustration by Sam Schanwald

Yi-Ling Liu is a writer based in China interested in the ways technology change shapes culture and society. She has written for The Economist, The New Yorker and The Guardian 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 English and Creative Writing at Yale. She has lead narrative workshops and directed summer camps in Paris, Tokyo, the Berkshires, Hong Kong and Hangzhou.