Lee Ambrozy holds a Master's degree in art history from Beijing's Central Academy of Fine arts. Originally from the U.S. but living in Beijing since 2004, Lee has worked extensively as an art translator and includes among her credits Ai Weiwei’s Blog (March 2011), published by MIT Press, and Artforum's Chinese language website. With her broad background in history and the arts, Lee leads in-depth walks of Beijing's contemporary arts scene as well as such rich, iconic areas of the city as Tiannamen Square.
Jeremiah Jenne is an American writer and historian based in Beijing since 2002. He has taught Chinese history and philosophy for nearly 10 years and has written extensively on China for a number of publications including The Economist, The Atlantic Monthly, Journal of Asian Studies, Asia Society, Los Angeles Review of Books, and The World of Chinese. His work can be found in the anthologies China in 2008: A Year of Great Significance, The Insider’s Guide to Beijing, and the 2015 collection While We’re Here: China Stories from a Writer’s Colony. He has appeared on Al Jazeera English, NPR, APM Marketplace, Beijing Radio, and the Sinica Podcast. Jeremiah produces and co-hosts the podcast Barbarians at the Gate and is frequently asked to speak on Chinese culture and history to company and school groups. Jeremiah also maintains the popular Chinese history website granitestudio.org.
Misha grew up in a leafy Massachusetts college town and began to study Chinese language and culture during high school. A persistent interest in Sinology culminated in a recent PhD on early Chinese thought and religion from Boston University. His research centred on Han dynasty interpretations of the Daoist classic, the Daodejing, and engaged with historical analysis, theoretical debate, as well as text, commentary, and translation work. More broadly, he is interested in the intersection of Chinese philosophy, religion, and the history of medicine, co-editing "Worms and Parasites in Religion, Culture, and the Body," and authoring essays on topics such as the physicality of mystical experience, and the political application of early conceptions of yin and yang. Residing in Beijing with his filmmaker wife, he takes much inspiration from the vibrant city and works on multiple research projects bridging the ancient and the modern.