Geraint Hughes is a lecturer in the Defence Studies Department at King's College, London and is currently teaching at the Joint Services Command and Staff College under the British Ministry of Defence.
Rhiannon Vickers is a senior lecturer in politics at the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom).
Norbert Götz is a senior researcher at the Center for Nordic Studies and the Renvall Institute at the University of Helsinki.
Lynn White is a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University and acting director of Princeton's China and the World Program.
Steven I. Levine is the associate director of the Mike and Maureen Mansfield Center at the University of Montana.
Yafeng Xia is an assistant professor of East Asian and diplomatic history at Long Island University, Brooklyn.
Joseph W. Esherick is the Hwei-chih and Julia Hsiu Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of California, San Diego.
David E. Apter is the Henry J. Heinz II Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Sociology at Yale University.
Roderick MacFarquhar is the Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard University.
Michael Schoenhals is associate professor of modern Chinese society at the Center for Languages and Literature, Lund University (Sweden).
Robert L. Jervis is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University.
Thomas Maddux is a professor of history at California State University, Northridge.
Bernd Greiner is director of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research and adjunct professor of history at the University of Hamburg. [End Page iii]