I’m former Fulbright Scholar and now a China-based writer working on a variety of investigative and human interest stories in Asia.


Recently, I worked in a helmet and foam factory in Dongguan, China, while living on this bunk with a bunch of bed bugs and my coworker Mo Rupeng. There’s a short essay about factory life online at Harper’s Magazine.



















Xian Village


By happenstance I once found myself in an apartment overlooking this half-demolished slum and recorded the villagers’ six-year-running stand against the local government for Roads & Kingdoms.











And curiosity drove me to look into the secretive pledging process for China’s new Communist Party members. That’s on JSTOR Daily.


I’m hard at work on more stories in China and Southeast Asia. If you have ideas or projects please email me at rw . mcmorrow @ gmail . com