Harry Harootunian is professor of history and director of East Asian Studies at New York University. He is author of Toward Restorationand Things Seen and Unseen. He lives in New York City.
Tetsuo Najita is the Robert S. Ingersoll Distinguished Service Professor emeritus in the Departments of History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. His many publications includeHara Kei in the Politics of Compromise, Japan: Intellectual Foundations of Modern Japanese Politics,andVisions of Virtue in Tokugawa Japan.