The First Draft of the Book of Genes Will be Written in China (Technode)

Rising demands for consumer genetic tests appeal to a growing desire among young Chinese to know who they are, where they are from, and who they will become. What implications will the rise of genomics have for conceptions of the self?


An art gallery buried on China’s Beach (The Economist)

Reviewing UCCA Dune, China’s newest contemporary art gallery, buried beneath a sand dune, in the beach town of Beidaihe.


Surveying China’s Livestreaming Economy (The Economist)

Reviewing “People’s Republic of Desire,” a documentary that delves into the inner workings of China’s booming live-streaming industry.

How China Tends its Bonsai Cyberspace (Technode)

Some like to think of the Chinese Internet as a garden. The wilderness outside the Great Firewall is a chaotic mess; this plot of idyllic greenery within displays orderly perfection.


The Emperor Stole My Hot Swipe (Popula)

Learning to navigate life and and love in a city where the internet wants you to fail.


Slow Burn: The Rise of Chinese-American Rapper Bohan Phoenix (The LA Review of Books)

A cultural mongrel, the Chinese-American rapper Bohan Phoenix is referred to as the rapper who “bridges the East and the West.” But the reality is more complex.

Suzhou Garden Chic, Evolved  (SupChina)

Marco Polo called it "the Venice of the Orient," while ancient Chinese compared it with heaven. Take a lap around this 2,500-year-old city and understand why Suzhou is celebrated for its carefully pruned perfection.




"Tiptoeing Around the Great Firewall of China"  (The Yale Daily News)

Grappling with the issue of censorship: how do you tell true and powerful stories in a system of rigid constraints?