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Manoa 18.1 (2006) 163-165

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About the Contributors

Kim Akashi is a writer and translator living in Tokyo.
Roger J. Bresnahan is a professor at Michigan State University with an interest in racial and ethnic studies, Philippine history and literature, the culture of the Midwest, and the study of rhetoric. With Maggie Chen-Hernandez, he offered the university's first course in Asian American Studies. He is the author or editor of four books, including two volumes of oral histories with Filipino writers, a project funded by the Luce Foundation. He has written more than two hundred papers, journal articles, and book reviews and, since early 2001, has been the Southeast Asia book reviews editor for the Journal of Asian Studies.
Brother Anthony of Taizé studied at Queen's College, Oxford University, before joining the Community of Taizé in France in 1969. He lived in the Philippines from 1977 to 1980, then moved to Korea, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1994 and took the Korean name An Sonjae. He has translated numerous volumes of Korean poetry and is a professor at Sogang University.
Cheam Kosal is director of Krousar Thmey, an NGO in Cambodia. In 2003, her organization received the Human Rights Prize awarded by the French Republic.
Chen Zeping is a professor in the Chinese department at Fujian Teachers' University. He has published a number of books and articles on Chinese linguistics.
Martha Collins has published four books of poems, the most recent of which is Some Things Words Can Do. She cotranslated with the author a collection of poems, The Women Carry River Water, by Vietnamese writer Nguyen Quang Thieu. She teaches at Oberlin College.
Linda Connor is a resident faculty member at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her photographs are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; among others. Her work has also been published in monographs, including On the Music of the Spheres, Visits, Luminence, and Spiritual Journey. Her awards include National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim fellowships. [End Page 163]
Thuy Dinh is a writer and attorney living in the Washington, D.C., area. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the anthology Once Upon a Dream: Twenty Years of Vietnamese-American Experience and numerous journals.
Patricia Donegan is the author of Heralding the Milk Light, Without Warning, and Hot Haiku. From 1986 to 1987 she studied with haiku master Yamaguchi Seishi. She completed a Fulbright grant in Japan and co-authored Chiyoni: Woman Haiku Master with Ishibashi Yoshie. She is a member of the Haiku Society of America and the Association for International Renku. She currently teaches creative writing at Keio University in Tokyo and is a contributing editor for Kyoto Journal.
Karen Gernant has published her translations in numerous American journals. With Chen Zeping, she has recently translated Blue Light in the Sky & Other Stories, a collection of short fiction by Can Xue.
Sinda Gregory teaches English and comparative literature courses at San Diego State University.
Kim Young-moo graduated from Seoul National University and received his doctorate from SUNY at Stony Brook. He has published two volumes of poems in Korean and cotranslated numerous Korean authors into English. He has been a professor at Seoul National University since 1981.
Sylvia Li-chun Lin is an assistant professor in the department of East Asian languages and literatures at the University of Notre Dame. She is completing a book on literary and cinematic representations of atrocity in Taiwan and has been awarded the Translation of the Year Prize, a Mellon dissertation fellowship, and research grants from the University of Notre Dame and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation.
Sharon May researched the Khmer Rouge for the Columbia University Center for the Study of Human Rights. Her stories and photographs have appeared in numerous American journals and in the books Seeking Shelter: Cambodians in Thailand and The Saving Rain. She guest-edited In the Shadow of Angkor: Contemporary Writing from Cambodia. She is a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University...