David Morgan is Professor of History and Religious Studies in the Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of The Mongols (2nd edition, 2007) and Medieval Persia 1040-1797 (1988), and is General Editor of Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization.
Eric Tagliacozzo is Associate Professor of History at Cornell University. He is the author ofSecret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontierand co-editor ofThe Indonesia Reader: History, Culture, Politics, also published by Duke University Press.Wen-Chin Chang is an associate research fellow at the Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Wang Gungwu is the Chairman of the East Asian Institute and University Professor at the National University of Singapore.