Published Works

Below is a selection of my published works, as seen in media including Rolling Stone, South China Morning Post, Protocol, SupChina, Radii, and Technode. I write bilingually in both English and Chinese with a focus on digital social trend, tech, and culture in China. You can follow me on Twitter for my new articles.

Chaoyang Trap is a newsletter that I participate in regularly, an exploration of contemporary China through its marginal subcultures, tiny obsessions, and unexpected connections.

Opinions / Commentary

On modern Chinese masculinity, self-help culture and tech bros: The Dusk of Chinese Masculinity (as appeared in CYT Ep8: Chinese dudes rock)

On big internet and China’s tech worker condition: How China’s internet giants have failed the country’s youth 

On China’s (fleeting) podcast boom:
China’s First Listeners

On how the “Chinese YouTube” deviates from its ACG origin:
Is Bilibili Turning Its Back On Its Most Loyal Users? 

Reporting

In China, women stand-up comedians offend their way into mainstream

How a Chinese app could succeed where Quibi failed

How a Russian Man “Held Hostage” on a Talent Show Captured the Mood of Burnout China

12 hours outside Haidian People’s Court: China’s landmark #MeToo case 

Beyond 996: a beginner’s guide to China big tech culture

Chinese Fan Girls Join Force to Cultivate Coronavirus Response 

How Female-Empowerment Advanced Mango TV’s Video Streaming Business

Chinese Nationals Abroad On The Horns Of The Dilemma As COVID-19 Spreads

Breaking Down TikTok’s Case Against Trump Admin, Zuckerberg to Blame? 

Streaming War Heats up in China as Major Players Eyes Profitability 

Chinese listeners are getting into podcasts, with a host of platforms carving out their own niche

中文

我的中文稿件涉及文化、科技和音乐,见于《Rolling Stone》, 《别的BIE》(前Vice China),《时尚先生Fine》,《镜像娱乐》,《107调查》等媒体。

文化新生:Bilibili百大up主实录 (print)

1+1+1=普通人:Mandarin乐队采访 (print)

在北京,爱音乐的人去哪喝一杯?
在Clubhouse的两周,我和尼日利亚王妃、Cardi B的美甲师谈笑风生
“破而后立,不破不立”——尚巍们的手书江湖
Summer of love —— 摇滚乐与嬉皮士精神中不死的爱
YouTube Rewind 今年有一点好。哪一点?槽点!
赵林:辩论应当是一个人最基本的能力
Big Hit上市、BLACKPINK回归,这波韩流要如何西征?
流媒体中场战事:花木兰口碑扑街 Disney+坐收渔利

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