Alec Ash


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

What Monks Can Teach Us About Paying Attention

Ms. Daylily | The Iowa Review

A tragedy pushed to the shadows: the truth about China’s Cultural Revolution

Has Academia Ruined Literary Criticism?

“Wednesday’s Child”

14 Things to Know Before You Go to Ulaanbaatar

Is Heaven a Scam? An Investigation into the Bestselling 'Proof of Heaven'

The Collateral Damage of Queen Elizabeth’s Glorious Reign

Are You the Same Person You Used to Be?

A Professor Who Challenges the Washington Consensus on China


A BBC Book of the Week

"A talented young observer of today’s China" – Peter Hessler

"Lyrical ... a telling portrait" – Washington Post

"Alive with the full complications of truth" – Evan Osnos

"Compelling and beautifully written" – Prospect