A narrative, literary nonfiction exploration of China's transformative young generation, following the lives of six young Chinese as they struggle to build a future for themselves and their country, including an aspiring rockstar called Lucifer and a Party official's daughter.
A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
Publisher: Picador (2016)
While We're Here (co-editor)
An anthology from the Anthill writers' colony, a mix of nonfiction, fiction and poetry, edited by Alec Ash and Tom Pellman, delving deep into the experience of being a foreigner in China. Ash's chapter is about his hutong neighbours in Beijing.
With contributions from David Moser and Kaiser Kuo
Publisher: Earnshaw Books (2015)
Chinese Characters (contributor)
A book of reportage focusing on the human stories behind China's phenomenal growth and social change, also featuring Peter Hessler, Evan Osnos and Ian Johnson. Ash's chapter is about a young Tibetan caught between two worlds.
With a forward by Pankaj Mishra
Publisher: University of California Press (2012)