Joshua S. Mostow is professor of Asian studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is a contributor to Inventing the Classics: Modernity, National Identity, and Japanese Literature(Columbia, 2000).Kirk A. Denton, Bruce Fulton, and Sharalyn Orbaugh are associate editors of The Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature.
Barry Naughton, an economist, is Professor and Sokwanlok Chair at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform, 1978--1993 and The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth (MIT Press). Wu Jinglian, one of the principal architects of China's economic reform, worked in the Institute of Economics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and the State Council Development Research Center in China. He has held positions at Oxford, Stanford, Yale, and MIT.