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?


Recycling in Paradise (Off Assignment)

On the Taiwanese recycling system and communities in flux, loss and letting go.

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.

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?