Yi-Ling Liu, ASU Future Security Fellow, is writing a book about individuals in China who are navigating the boundaries of the Chinese internet. Her work on Chinese society, technology, and internet culture has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, Foreign Policy, the Economist, the New Yorker, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award and the Overseas Press Club Foundation Fellowship, a visiting scholar at the New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, and a graduate of Yale University.
- How a Dating App Helped a Generation of Chinese Come Out of the Closet: A piece on Geng Le, the founder of Blued—the largest gay dating app in the world—and how the rise of the Chinese internet economy has radically transformed LGBTQ life in today’s China.
- Dream State: A piece about the Hong Kong protests, the visions of the protestors, and the complexities of Hong Kong’s identity.
- Chengdu Cool: The Rise of Sichuan’s Homegrown Hip Hop: A piece about Chengdu’s burgeoning rap scene, and how a new generation of Chinese rappers are navigating the hand of the government censor.