Jérôme Bourdieu is a researcher at the Laboratoire d'Economie Appliquée of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique on Campus Paris Jourdan. His work has centered on the U.S. oil market during the first half of the twentieth century and on labor laws.
Cameron Campbell is professor of sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include social demography, historical demography, and historical and contemporary Chinese family and society. With James Lee, he is author of Fate and Fortune in Rural China: Social Organization and Population Behavior in Liaoning, 1774–1873 (1997). He is also a coauthor of Life under Pressure: Mortality and Living Standards in Europe and Asia, 1700–1900 (2004).
James Lee is professor of history and sociology at the University of Michigan and director of the Center for Chinese Studies. He is author, with Wang Feng, of One Quarter of Humanity: Malthusian Mythology and Chinese Realities, 1700–2000 (1999) and a coauthor of Life under Pressure: Mortality and Living Standards in Europe and Asia, 1700–1900 (2004).
Victor Lieberman is Marvin B. Becker Collegiate Professor of History and professor of Southeast Asian history at the University of Michigan. His books include Burmese Administrative Cycles: Anarchy and Conquest, c. 1580– 1760 (1984); Beyond Binary Histories: Re-imagining Eurasia to c. 1830 (1999); and Strange Parallels: Southeast Asia in Global Context, c. 800–1830, volume 1 (2003). Volume 2 will appear in 2009.
Daniel Little is professor of philosophy and chancellor at the University of Michigan at Dearborn. An expanded edition of his book, Understanding Peasant China: Case Studies in the Philosophy of Social Science (1989), will appear in Chinese translation in 2008. He is also author of The Paradox of Wealth and Poverty: Mapping the Ethical Dilemmas of Global Development (2003) and is working on a book about new perspectives on the philosophy of history. [End Page 305]
Anna Lundberg is assistant professor at the Centre for Population Studies at Umeå University. She recently completed a book about the history of venereal disease in Sweden during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her work also addresses famine and its demographic consequences as well as the history of psychiatry.
Peter C. Perdue is professor of history at Yale University. He is author of Exhausting the Earth: State and Peasant in Hunan, 1500–1850 A.D. (1987) and China Marches West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia (2005) and is coeditor of Imperial Formations (2007). He is beginning a new project of comparative research on Chinese frontiers.
Gilles Postel-Vinay is a researcher at the Laboratoire d'Economie Appliquée of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique on Campus Paris-Jourdan. He is also directeur d'études at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. His research has focused on the dynamics of credit markets.
Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann, a researcher at the Laboratoire d'Economie Appliquée of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique on Campus Paris-Jourdan, has studied the distributional impact of trade agreements in developing countries. [End Page 306]