Kishore Mahbubaniis Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He has had a distinguished diplomatic career and is the author ofCan Asians Think?andBeyond the Age of Innocence. In 2005,Foreign Policymagazine included him among the top hundred public intellectuals in the world.
Liu Binyan left school after ninth grade for lack of tuition money. He continued to read, taught himself Russian, joined the Communist Party underground in 1943, and eventually emerged as 20th-century China's leading investigative journalist.Perry Link is Professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Uses of Literature: Life in the Socialist Chinese Literary System.