Crystyl has been covering Shanghai's food scene for international and domestic publications and TV programs for almost a decade. She has contributed to several magazines, including Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, Travel+Leisure, Departures, and AFAR, among others. She was the food editor of Time Out Shanghai for five years, covering the city's culinary scene from street food to Michelin-star restaurants. Crystyl also lectures at various universities and consults for multinational companies on China's food scene, and she is a restaurant critic on International Channel Shanghai's "Fine Dining" TV program. Originally from Boston, she moved to China seventeen years ago as a student and has previously worked as a correspondent for Time Warner's Asiaweek magazine.
Guoying Stacy Zhang is an independent scholar, curator, and art consultant. Specialised in ancient Chinese art and Buddhist art, she is dedicated to improving cultural awareness and exchange between the East and the West. In her career, Zhang focuses on promoting Asian art and wisdom on a global scale and inspiring the contemporary world with ancient cultural heritage. Her articles have been shared through Buddhistdoor Global, FORUM (Edinburgh University Postgraduate Journal), Princeton University, and the Wenwu Press. She has worked with Christie’s, the Palace Museum in Beijing, Shanghai Museum, Sotheby’s, and the Wutai International Institute of Buddhism and East Asian Cultures. Guoying Stacy Zhang holds two MA with Distinction in Art History at the School of Oriental and African Studies and the Courtauld Institute of Art. Prior to that, she was educated at Fudan University and UC Berkeley.
Growing up in a traditional family in Shanghai, Terry brings a wide range of deep insight in Shanghai's local culture, especially in art and history. With his passion for contemporary art, Terry has been managing various galleries M50 which helped him build exceptional expertise in the area's historical backgrounds. Besides art, Terry enjoys traveling around the world and discovering different types of art in multi-cultural environments as well as exploring world-wide cuisine.