Alec Ash


These are the longform articles I'm reading right now (updated automatically via Instapaper):

The Mind: Less Puzzling in Chinese? | by Perry Link | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

What Xi Jinping Wants - The Atlantic

China’s Astounding Religious Revival | by Roderick MacFarquhar | The New York Review of Books

Road to Cambodia | James Fenton | Granta Magazine

The Squid Hunter - The New Yorker

The Lost City of Z - The New Yorker

In the Land of Giants - The New York Times

Xenu’s Paradox: The Fiction of L. Ron Hubbard and the Making of Scientology : Longreads

Murderous Manila: On the Night Shift | by James Fenton | The New York Review of Books

Eight Days in North Korea - Los Angeles Review of Books

[Postcard] | The Barracks Are Cast of Iron, by R.W. McMorrow | Harper's Magazine

Inside the Unregulated Chinese Hospitals That Make Men Impotent | VICE | United States


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"Compelling and beautifully written" – Prospect

"One of the best I have read" – FT

"Fascinating and insightful"
Paul French