Become a contributor

We are constantly looking for contributors, particularly those who have an interest in writing about Chinese culture and the lives of ordinary Chinese people. The majority of our articles are translation works from Chinese sources. We are also keen to host original works of quality.

Qualities we expect from a Ministry of Tofu contributor:

  • Has a good command of English
  • Has a basic grasp of journalist practices. You don’t have to be a graduate from J-school, as long as you read a lot of news articles and are aware of what draws attention and what the usual limits are
  • Is politically unbiased (i.e. You will present facts objectively and without imposing your own political agenda)

We usually do not impose limitation on what our contributors can publish (as long as it’s about China or Chinese people), but we do have a screening process for each article to ensure its quality.

With all that said, if you find the prospect of becoming a contributor interesting to you, feel free to send us an email! We look forward to hearing from you.