Andrew J. Nathan is professor of politics at Columbia University and is the author of numerous books, including China's Transition(Columbia). He is a frequent contributor to the The New Republic.
Orville Schell, dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, is the author of "Mandate of Heaven", "Discos & Democracy", "The China Reader", & twelve other books. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, & Newsweek, among others. He lives with his wife & children in the San Francisco Bay Area.