• Juli Min, Editor in Chief, is a journalist who writes about travel, culture, and the arts. She is a Lecturer of writing at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. She is working on her first book, a memoir about her time as a KPop trainee. She also edits the Fiction section of TSLR.

  • Brian Haman, Book Review Editor, is a writer and academic. A former Fulbright Scholar, he holds a PhD in German Studies and an MA in English Literature from the University of Warwick, and splits his time between China and Europe.

  • Kenny Ong, Nonfiction Editor, writes about popular culture, politics, and contradiction. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University, works as a copywriter in Shanghai, and gnaws on a memoir about his parents’ life with the Khmer Rouge.

  • Colum Murphy, Associate Nonfiction Editor, is the Editorial Director of Sixth Tone. He was previously a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal in China, and is a former deputy editor of regional publication the Far Eastern Economic Review. An Irish citizen, Colum has a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University, and earned his MFA in creative nonfiction writing from City University of Hong Kong. 

  • Nina Powles, Poetry Editor, is a writer, poet and zinemaker from New Zealand. She is a former editor of the Shanghai International House of Poets zine and the creator of Tiny Moons. Her first full-length poetry collection, Luminescent, was published by Seraph Press in 2017.

  • Ryan Thorpe, Poetry Editor, is a writer, teacher, and researcher. He is a creative writing lecturer at the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute. He has a PhD in Creative Writing from Oklahoma State University, and he is currently working on a creative writing textbook.

  • Mike Fu, Translation Editor, is a Brooklyn-based writer and Chinese-English translator. His current translation project is Stories of the Sahara 《撒哈拉的故事》 by the late Sanmao 三毛, forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He holds master's degrees from Columbia University and Queens College, City University of New York.

  • Alex Gobin, Visual Editor, has been in China for 4 years. He is the chief editor of HuArts, an online magazine focused on Chinese contemporary art. He is currently helping to write a comic book about one of the few French missionaries who lived in early-20th century Sichuan.

Editorial Assistants

  • Stephanie Bailey is in her final year at New York University Shanghai, majoring in Social Science and minoring in Creative Writing. Right now, she is managing editor of the independent student newspaper. In the future, she hopes to become a journalist, travel the world, and one day write a book.

  • Kiril Bolotnikov is a recent graduate of New York University Shanghai’s inaugural class, having majored in Global China Studies, with minors in Social Science and Social Public Policy. Post-grad he is taking time to travel, study Chinese, read, write, and make art. @kbolot

  • Tori Bovalino is a writer living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She recently graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with her B.A. in English and Anthropology. Tori will be moving to London to earn her M.A. in creative writing this fall. She has previously interned with Enitharmon Press and Autumn House Press. Her poetry and fiction has been published in various journals.

Contributing Editors & Designers

  • Marc Loresto

  • Marine Ng Cheong Sang

  • Fuping Shao