Welcome to my digital corner. I’m an anthropologist and narrative journalist who writes about culture, travel, tech and business.

I am a regular contributor to Hawaii Business Magazine, AFAR and Matador Network, and am the author of Consumption in China: How China’s new consumer ideology is shaping the nation.

I explore the intersections between anthropology and travel documentaries at Anthrolicious, and am the founder of Writing the Resistance, a socio-political writers’ community. To find out more about my work in design research, please visit

Nowadays, I split my time between Hawai’i Island, my adopted home, and San Francisco, the place that raised me and shaped me. I have also left a big chunk of my vital organs in New Orleans.

I would love to hear from you.

LiAnne Yu