Huei-chu Chu is an assistant professor of Taiwanese literature at National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan. Her articles have appeared in journals in Taiwan, Japan, and Korea, and she is currently conducting comparative research on colonial and postcolonial literature in Taiwan, Okinawa, and Manchuria.
Haiyan Lee is assistant professor and program coordinator of modern China studies at the University of Hong Kong. She is the author of Revolution of the Heart: A Genealogy of Love in China, 1900 – 1950 (2007). Her articles have appeared in Public Culture, positions, Journal of Asian Studies, Modern China, Twentieth-Century China, Tamkang Review, CLEAR, and elsewhere.
Shih-Diing Liu teaches at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Macau. His present research looks at the political and cultural scenario of post-handover Macau.
Corrado Neri received his PhD in Chinese studies from the University Ca’ Foscari, Venice, and Jean Moulin, Lyon 3. He has conducted extensive research on Chinese cinemas in Beijing and Taipei; he is the author of a monograph on the Taiwanese director Tsai Mingliang and various articles in specialized revues. He now teaches at the Universities of Venice and Lyon. [End Page 483]
Harriet M. Phinney, PhD, MPH, is a lecturer of anthropology at Seattle University. Most recently she has been working on a National Institutes of Health – funded grant titled “Love, Marriage and HIV: A Multi-site Study of Gender and HIV Risk,” which examines the political economy of men’s extramarital sex in Hanoi.
Catherine Ryu is an associate professor of Japanese language and culture at Michigan State University. While her primary field is classical Japanese literature (Heian narratives), her new research interest includes Korean history and literature. She is currently working on an article tentatively titled “The Textual Politics of Self-Narration and Colonial Subjectivity in Yi Sang’s ‘Wings.’ ”
Jeffrey Santa Ana is an assistant professor of English at Stony Brook University. His work has appeared in Signs, Critical Sense, and Asian North American Identities: Beyond the Hyphen. He is currently working on a book titled Racial Feeling: Emotion, Migration, and Multiraciality in Asian America.
Janet S. Shibamoto Smith is professor of anthropology at the University of California, Davis. She is a specialist is Japanese language, gender, and sexuality, with an emphasis on the interaction between ideology and practice. Publications include Japanese Women’s Language (1985) and the edited volume Japanese Language, Gender, and Ideology (with Shigeko Okamoto, 2004). She is currently at work on a book titled Texting True Love: Romantic Love in Japanese Popular Culture.
Xiying Wang is a 985 researcher at the Institute of Social Development and Public Policy, Beijing Normal University. Her research and teaching interests include Chinese women’s studies, gender politics and human sexuality, feminist theory, qualitative research methods, and violence against women.
Weihua Wu teaches visual culture and media anthropology at the Communication University of China. His research interests include youth subculture, new media studies, Internet ethnography, and independent visual arts and film. [End Page 484]