This is an incomplete1 list of things I’ve written—as a freelance journalist and writer—over the past years.
- “Esperanto, China’s Surprisingly Prominent Linguistic Subculture is Slowly Dying Out.” RADII. June 23, 2021.
- “King of Fairy Tales, King of Posts,” on the online persona of Chinese children’s book author Zheng Yuanjie. Chaoyang Trap. May 2021.
- “Rich Kids English Police, and IG’s Chinese Meme Boom.” Chaoyang Trap. March 2021.
- “Tough-on-China Joe? Why America’s Mistrust of Beijing Is Here To Stay.” VICE World News. January 2021.
- “How a Closeted Police Officer Created the World’s Largest Gay Dating App.” RADII. June 2020.
- “Sending a red signal,” on China’s pandemic health codes. Index On Censorship. June 2020.
- “Coronavirus and US-China tensions leave students abroad short on options.” South China Morning Post. June 2020.
- “US nationalism’s next casualty: Chinese international students.” Lausan. June 2020.
- “‘Your mom is dead’: The origins of the Chinese internet slang NMSL.” SupChina. April 2020.
- “As the coronavirus pandemic rages, Chinese returnees find a hostile welcome at home.” South China Morning Post. March 2020.
- “A Farewell to Nanyuan, China’s Oldest Airport.” RADII. September 2019.
- “Why I go out of my way to log back into the Chinese internet.” Inkstone, South China Morning Post. July 2019.
- “Why the Chinese internet has a hate speech problem.” TechNode. April 2019.
- “Who’s Chinese? The Farmer-Turned-Livestreaming Star Who’s Challenging China’s Ideas of Racial Identity.” RADII. April 2019.
- “The Man Who Took China to Space,” on Caltech physicist Hsue-Shen Tsien. Foreign Policy. March 2019.
- “To earn points on China’s little red app, I downloaded a cheat tool from GitHub,” on Xuexi Qiangguo. SupChina. March 2019.
- “Chinese state media editorials, written by no one ever.” SupChina. March 2019.
- “License to Nil: Why China’s Tourists Aren’t Able to Drive Abroad.” Sixth Tone. January 2019.
- “We need to stop equating WeChat with the Chinese internet.” TechNode. June 2018.
- “China should stop exaggerating its technological advancements, says state-owned newspaper editor.” SupChina. June 2018.
- “Beijing high school students promote LGBT awareness with t-shirt campaign.” SupChina. May 2018.
The list is incomplete for three reasons: 1) I don’t do a very good job at updating static pages on my website; 2) I have temporarily worked at media organizations, where I would often publish several news stories a day; 3) I have been writing for a public audience since I was 13 years old. As you might imagine, there are articles of mine on the internet that I now find embarassing. ↩︎
I worked at Caixin Global in Beijing over the summer. You can find a list of my reporting here. ↩︎