Alec Ash


These are the longform articles Ash is reading right now (updated automatically via Instapaper):

Consciousness: Where Are Words? | by Riccardo Manzotti | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Disneyland with the Death Penalty | WIRED

China’s Selfie Obsession | The New Yorker

Chinatown’s Ghost Scam | The New Yorker

In China, a Three-Digit Score Could Dictate Your Place in Society | WIRED

China’s memory manipulators | Ian Johnson | World news | The Guardian

My grandparents survived the Cultural Revolution: Have I inherited their trauma? | The Independent

The Chinese Attitude Towards the Past | China Heritage Quarterly

Occasional Dispatches from the Republic of Anhedonia «

The Country of the Blind by H.G. Wells

The Incredible Buddha Boy

The Real Deng | by Fang Lizhi | The New York Review of Books


Selected as a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

"Compelling and beautifully written" – Prospect

"One of the best I have read" – FT

"Fascinating and insightful"
Paul French