Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr. teaches in the School of Humanities, James Cook University, and is currently a visiting research fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. He is the author of Clash of Spirits:The History of Power and Sugar Planter Hegemony on a Visayan Island (1998).
Nina Cornyetz is an associate professor of interdisciplinary studies at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. She has just completed a book-length manuscript titled “Polygraphic Desire: Fascism and Aesthetics in Kawabata, Abe, and Mishima.”
Christian de Pee’s article “Cases of the New Terrace: Canon and Law in Three Southern Song Verdicts” was published in the Journal of Sung-Yuan Studies (1997). He has just completed a book-length manuscript about weddings in premodern China.
Hyun Sook Kim is an associate professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheaton College (Mass.). Her current research centers on state violence, postcolonial histories, and national identities.
Hideko Mitsui is a doctoral candidate in cultural and social anthropology at Stanford University. Her research is on the transnational feminist movement in postwar Japan.
Kim Puja is a doctoral candidate in the Institute for Gender Studies at Ochanomizu University. Her research is on literacy and education in colonial Korea, with a focus on ethnicity, class, and gender.
Lisa Rofel is a professor of anthropology at the University of California at Santa Cruz and the author of Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism (1999). She is a member of the positions editorial collective.
Ka-Fai Yau, a Ph.D. candidate in comparative literature at Stanford Universality, is the author of “Spacing and Timing: Contracts and Mise-en-Scène in Fiction by von Sacher-Masoch, Balzac, and Lu Xun,” published in Textual Practice (spring 2000).