Alec Ash


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

Nine Days in Wuhan, the Ground Zero of the Coronavirus Pandemic | The New Yorker

“Night Moves”: A New Chinese Translated Short Story by Hu Yuesheng | The World of Chinese

How China Controlled the Coronavirus | The New Yorker

The Dismantling of Hong Kong

The Strange and Secret Ways That Animals Perceive the World

A Teacher in China Learns the Limits of Free Expression | The New Yorker

Hong Kong’s Protest Movement and the Fight for the City’s Soul | The New Yorker

How My Mother and I Became Chinese Propaganda | The New Yorker

The Rise of Made-in-China Diplomacy | The New Yorker

Learning to Ski in a Country of Beginners | The New Yorker


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