David Eimer is the author of the critically acclaimed The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China, and A Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma.
He was a Beijing-based correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph from 2005 to 2012, and the Southeast Asia correspondent for the Daily Telegraph between 2012 and 2014.
You can also find his work in the South China Morning Post, the Sunday Times, Times, Guardian, Independent, and Australian.
We spoke about China’s tumultuous border regions, and the ways that different ethnic minorities have tried to keep their culture alive beneath the Han yoke.
I hope you enjoy our conversation. His book is already on my ‘best reads of the year’ shortlist.