Graham Earnshaw is a publisher and writer with several decades of experience in the China world. He is Publisher of Earnshaw Books and China Economic Review, and CEO of SinoMedia Ltd, which handles media business including book imports, publication design and printing. He has written a number of books himself, including On Your Own in China (1984), Tales of Old Shanghai (2008) and an account of his continuing walk across China, The Great Walk of China (2010). His translation of the Louis Cha kungfu novel The Book & the Sword was published by Oxford University Press. He studied law at the University of Sydney and has lived in the China world almost continuously since the mid-1970s and is a regular speaker at universities, schools, and to business groups. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese fluently, and his English is said to be acceptable.
Nicolas is a French national that came to Shanghai in 2008 after spending 15 years as a journalist in Taiwan. He is now working part-time as a consultant and a facilitator. Also collecting Chinese antiques and contemporary art or old Shanghai maps and photos, Nicolas is passionate about China, Shanghai and its people. He is regularly leading cultural, historical and architectural walks around Shanghai as well as lecturing about the city, the Taiwanese aborigines or Chinese arts for the Royal Asiatic Society China, the Shanghai Expatriate Association, Shanghai Accueil - the French speaking club in Shanghai -, leaders and staff of international companies.
Mathias is a French photographer living in Shanghai for 13 years. His photography works focus on shapes, let them be human, architectural, or landscapes. His passion for architecture was the trigger for his interest in Shanghai, starting with the obvious, the modern city that we all come to hear about from outside of China then delving deeper into the local streets. Discovering the Shanghai created a hundred years ago might be uninspiring from the outside but reveals treasures once you get to pass the front gate. That's what he loves to show to visitors, his biggest pleasure being their surprised looks.