illustration by  Sam Schanwald

illustration by Sam Schanwald

Yi-Ling Liu is a China-based nonfiction writer covering technology, culture & society. She has written for The Economist, The New Yorker, The Guardian & Foreign Policy on topics ranging from Chengdu rappers to rural live-streamers. As a recipient of the 2019 Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award, she is currently 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, worked in creative development for Sony Pictures & studied English & Creative Writing at Yale. As an educator, she designs storytelling-driven workshops for high-schoolers & has directed summer camps in Paris, Tokyo and the Berkshires.