linguaphile | sinophile | music maniac | adventurer | lifelong learner
writer & copy editor | aspiring podcaster | et cētera
语言控 | 爱好中国的 | 音乐控 | 冒险家 | 终身学习者
作者 & 编者 | 有抱负的播客者 | 等等
Hey! My name is Rochelle Beiersdorfer, but, because Rochelle means small rock in archaic French, my Chinese friends prefer to call me 小石 (xiǎo shí).
I am a young, ambitious, and well-rounded individual who loves a good adventure. Through 10+ years of studying, traveling, working, and living in China, I have become well-versed in Chinese traditional culture and the local contemporary/underground music and art scenes.
A lover of all things Chinese, I’m your typical Sinophile and have previously written professionally about contemporary Chinese culture and Mandarin Chinese for past employers, study abroad organizations, and Chinese-focused media outlets.
Since 2012, I have been an active supporter of China's independent, underground music scene by creating cover artwork, doing translation and international promotion, and writing album reviews for various independent Beijing record labels and bands.
Besides being a full-time factotum in China’s independent music industry, I have also offered my skills as a competent, engaging writer to various media outlets and passion projects. Within the last year, I have provided written contributions to such media outfits as Date Night China, The China Temper, NüVoices 女性之音 and Beijing Review 北京周报. These written contributions range from being about contemporary Chinese music and niche communities to fun analyses on some of the cheesiest pick-up lines and flirting tactics in Mandarin Chinese.
With my writings, I strive to create compelling, intelligent, and well-composed pieces that accurately depict China and Chinese culture.
When not writing, I enjoy spending time dancing, traveling around China, exploring China’s craft beer industry with friends, rocking out at music gigs, and studying Mandarin Chinese and its dialects.
I am a native speaker of American English and a secondary speaker of Mandarin Chinese.
About Me 关于我
嘿！我叫Rochelle, 在古代法语中Rochelle的意思就是 “小石头”，所以我的中国朋友们都喜欢叫我小石。
2012年以来，我不仅与独立乐队合作，也与两个北京地下唱片公司合作，主要负责写专辑评论，做中英翻译，管理国际社交媒体， 与国外乐队沟通，共同主持视频， 创建所有在社交媒体上发布的英语宣传材料等。