I'm a bilingual journalist who’s driven to tell human-centered stories in arts, culture and business sectors about China and beyond. Currently, I’m studying at Columbia Journalism School to hone my writing and branch out to multimedia and computational skills.

Born and raised in China, I studied in the U.K. for four years from 2010-2014 and had participated in internship programs in Austria and Italy in the meantime. I was trained as an interpreter and translator at University of Bath (MA '14) and worked in Shanghai for four years before coming to New York City.

For further contact, email me at yaling.jiang [at] columbia.edu.


Some of my favorite writers

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The Observer's restaurant critic

Jay Rayner

After reading Rayner's witty reviews during my first Master's in Bath, I thought it'd be fun (and challenging) to translate some of them as my dissertation.

His essays have never failed to make me laugh and question food science myths as well as the relationship between food and politics.


Former Columnist at Financial Times

Lucy Kellaway

Kellaway gives the best career advice with her 25 years of experiences in poking fun of management jargons.

She also just co-founded a teaching initiative organization called Now Teach to 'convert' mid-level consultants to teachers, how brilliant.


Staff Writer at The New Yorker

Peter Hessler

While in China, Hessler has walked paths I haven't walked, and talked to people I couldn't bothered to lay eyes on; his China stories are a window into my native country that I'd never discovered myself.