Eveline Chao is a freelance journalist and the author of NIUBI! – The Real Chinese You Were Never Taught in SchoolHer stories have appeared in The New York Times, the BBC, Rolling Stone, Fast Company, the Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, Atlas Obscura, and the Sydney Morning Herald, among others. She also contributes an occasional language column to the L.A. Review of Books China Channel, and radio pieces to the BBC’s “Business Daily.” She lived in Beijing from 2006–2011, and is now based in Brooklyn. Follow her at: