Thomas Bird
 is an East Asia based writer and photographer chiefly concerned with culture, travel and the environment. He holds a Master’s Degree in Chinese Studies from SOAS, University of London and a Cycling Proficiency Certificate from the Ministry of Transport.

Thomas has printed his musings in a variety of publications South China Morning Post, DestinAsian Magazine, BBC Travel, The Wire, The LA Review of Books, Geographical Magazine, New Statesmen, The Guardian to name but a few. He has contributed to over ten guidebooks including The Rough Guide to Thailand.

His first book Harmony Express: Travels in China by Train will be published in 2023.

He likes train travel, craft beer and the teachings of Zhuangzi.