Jiu-Hwa Upshur is Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University. She received her B.A. from the University of Sydney and Ph.D. in Chinese history from the University of Michigan, where she was a Rackham Prize Fellow. She is the author of book reviews and numerous articles on Chinese history and two catalogs on Chinese art. She is coauthor, along with Goff and Terry, of World History, and coeditor of Lives and Times: Readings in World History and (with Moss and Terry) of The Twentieth Century: Readings in Global History. She chaired the World History Committee of the College Board between 1996-1999 and is currently a member of the Praxis II Social Studies National Advisory Committee of the Educational Testing Service and of the Review Board of "Establishing a New Teaching Field: World History for the Twenty-first Century," funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the College Board. She has lived and traveled extensively in East Asia, India, and Australia.
George H. Cassar, who obtained his Ph.D. from McGill University, is a leading authority on the First World War. He has written many books on the subject, including Kitchener's War: British Strategy from 1914-1916, and Lloyd George at War, 1916-1918. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
James P. Holoka received his B.A. from the University of Rochester, his M.A. from SUNY, Binghamton, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, where he was a Rackham Prize Fellow. He has taught Greek and Latin, classical humanities, and ancient history since 1974; he received a teaching excellence award in 1980 and a scholarly recognition award in 1991. He is a published translator and the author of three textbooks and over sixty scholarly articles and reviews in such journals as American Historical Review, Classical World, Classical and Modern Literature, and Transactions of the American Philological Association.