Ruth Barraclough received her PhD in Korean studies from the Australian National University. In 2004 she was awarded a Korea Foundation postdoctoral fellowship, and she is currently a research associate at the Department of Japanese and Korean studies at the University of Sydney.
Brian Bergstrom is a graduate student at the University of Chicago. He is currently completing a dissertation on youth, violence, and popular culture in Heisei Japan.
Heather Bowen-Struyk is currently working on a manuscript on sex, gender, and human relations in Japanese proletarian literature.
Krista Van Fleit Hang is a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago and a visiting instructor of Chinese literature and language at Emory University. Her dissertation examines the body of literature, film, and visual art known as “people’s literature” produced in China between 1949 and 1966.
Emiko Kida currently teaches Korean culture as a lecturer in the International Culture Department at Otani University in the Kyoto area. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary Korean art, and she is completing her doctoral dissertation at Kyoto University. [End Page 527]
Yoon-shik Kim is professor emeritus at Seoul National University. His most recent scholarly work is Han’guk munhak pip’yŏngsaron (A Study on the History of Korean Literary Criticism) (2002).
Ping Liu is an assistant director of the Contemporary Literature Department of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). He is currently composing an illustrated history of twentieth-century Chinese drama.
Samuel Perry is a graduate student in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He is writing a dissertation titled “An Aesthetics for Justice: Proletarian Literature in Japan and Colonial Korea.”
Bert Scruggs, a lecturer in East Asian languages and cultures at the University of California, Davis, completed a dissertation on colonial Taiwan fiction at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. His current manuscript concerns colonial Taiwan fiction, memory, translation, and postcolonial identity politics.
Xiaobing Tang is professor of Chinese at the University of Southern California. His new study Origins of the Chinese Avant-Garde is forthcoming from University of California Press in 2007.
Yoon Sun Yang is a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago. She is writing a dissertation titled, “The New Domesticity of the Korean Sin sos (): Gender, Modernity, Fiction.” [End Page 528]