The Jing Daily Team
Susan Delson, Editorial Director. A seasoned editor of magazines, books, and digital media, Delson played a key role in the development of Jing Daily and oversees its editorial strategy and positioning. A former editor at Forbes, Delson was for many years the editor-in-chief of Museums Magazines. She has edited several books on contemporary art and culture, including Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals (Prestel, 2012).
Liz Flora, Senior Editor. Flora joins Jing Daily from Asia Society, where she was a contributor to the Asia Blog in the fields of arts, business, policy, and culture. She has also contributed to The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and Hyphen. Previously, she interned at the Center for a New American Security and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. She holds a master’s degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from University of Chicago.
Philana Woo, Associate Publisher. A San Francisco native who lived in Beijing between 2006 and 2012, Woo was the founding advertising director of LEAP, China’s premier contemporary art magazine by Chinese publishing group Modern Media. She previously worked with international luxury brands at Fleishman-Hillard and on behalf of Chinese celebrities at Huayi Brothers Media. She has also worked as corporate relations manager for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and as a news assistant in the Shanghai bureau of The New York Times. She was selected as a Fulbright Young American Journalists Fellow in 2007 and holds a degree in international relations from Wellesley College.
Angela Hou, Chinese-Language Editor/Social Media Marketing. Having previously worked in the Greater China media and entertainment business, Hou contributes a wealth of experience to Jing Daily’s Chinese-language editorial and marketing efforts. Hou studied global marketing at New York University, image consulting at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and economics at Taiwan’s National Chiayi University.
Betty Chen, Research and Chinese-Language Marketing. Jing Daily’s vice president for research, Chen has extensive experience working in China as well as the United States. Her previous positions include market researcher at IQPC, a global strategic conference consulting firm in New York; corporate banking intern at Bank of China; and e-commerce associate at a luxury jewelry company in New York. Chen holds an M.B.A. and an M.S. in Information Management from New York University and a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Southwest Jiaotong University. She also contributes Jing Daily content to the Luxury Society.
Rex Jiang, Shanghai Lifestyle Correspondent. Jiang, a marketer by trade, covers Shanghai’s booming nightlife, culinary and luxury scene for Jing Daily. Jiang has previously conducted interviews for Jing Daily with leading luxury and lifestyle figures such as Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver, Julie Donohoe and Ethan Tian of CHAR, Shanghai-based French designer Thomas Dariel, and Mark Ritson of the Melbourne Business School.
Nora Chen, Contributing Writer. Chen is a graduate of New York University’s College of Arts and Science with a background in philosophy, art history and studio art, with a concentration in aesthetics. Chen brings an eclectic set of disciplines and experience to Jing Daily, including interior design, museum studies and arts management spanning from New York City to China’s major metropolitan cities.
Zandie Brockett, Beijing Correspondent. Brockett is a Beijing-based curator, consultant and photographer from Los Angeles. Having studied sociology and photography at Duke University, her documentary photographic work focuses on social issues and conflict that lay outside the realm of popular news. Brockett is now working on several projects in Beijing in addition to her photography, such as the development and production of HONG轰, a self-sustaining platform that provides Beijing-based emerging artists a way to support the production, exhibition and sale of their artwork. To learn more about Brockett, visit her blog The Zandie Project or the website for HONG轰 Beijing北京.
Erica Ji, Shanghai Correspondent. Ji is the Shanghai-based writer and photographer behind the popular Chinese fashion blog Fossilized Seed, which focuses on emerging designers the world over. Erica holds an M.A. in Marketing from Beijing’s Renmin University and worked at international advertising agencies for seven years. After that, Ji shifted into the field of fashion design and is working to become a professional designer.
Plus contributing writers and columnists in Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Sydney, Taipei, and beyond.