About Me

Contact me for potential writing commissions, media inquiry, and collaborations at the email below:

Hi. I’m Caiwei Chen.

Born and raised in China, I am a freelance writer interested in culture and politics in the digital age.

My words have been seen on publications including South China Morning Post, Rolling Stone, Vice China, Technode, The Beijinger, Pandaily, Pingwest et all. I am the host and producer of The Redirect Podcast, a Mandarin-language podcast covering Gen Z culture and digital trends. I also regularly contribute to Chaoyang Trap House, a newsletter focusing on the everyday life on China internet founded by a group of friends.

I am currently based in New York City, pursuing an M.A degree in Oral History at Columbia University.

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