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

Previously, she reported for the Associated Press as an Overseas Press Club Foundation Fellow. She studied English under the Creative Writing Concentration at Yale, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of China Hands Magazine, and a creative consultant for Sony Pictures Beijing. Over two magical summers, she directed GAKKO camps 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"