Karoline Kan was born in Tianjin in 1989 and studied at Beijing International Studies University. After graduating she worked for three years at That’s Beijing, writing long-form features in English about Chinese people’s lives in a society shaped by a changing culture, economy and politics. She then worked at Radio France International, focusing more on hard news, which helped her develop a better understanding of China from different angles. From summer 2016 to the end of 2018, she worked for The New York Times in Beijing and is now an editor at China Dialogue.
Karoline has also contributed to various other publications including Foreign Policy, Roads and Kingdoms, The World Policy and The Anthill, writing from her perspective about Chinese politics, history, ethnic policies and other social issues.
Karoline’s debut work of non-fiction, Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Life, Loss and Hope in China was published in spring 2019 by Hachette (USA) and by Hurst (UK), and is forthcoming in Portuguese and Spanish, also.