Alec Ash


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

How the Chinese Language Got Modernized | The New Yorker

The future of liberalism - Prospect Magazine

Kathleen Jamie · Into the Dark: A Winter Solstice · LRB 18 December 2003

The Ghosts of the Tsunami

Dreaming Of Plentitude - NOEMA

The Truth, by Stanisław Lem | The MIT Press Reader

The Weather in Mongolia | Philip Marsden | Granta

The Flowers Blooming in the Dark | ChinaFile

The Flowers Blooming in the Dark | ChinaFile

Liu Cixin’s War of the Worlds | 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