Chao-ju Chen is assistant professor at National Taiwan University College of Law, where she teaches legal history and feminist legal theories. Her research bridges legal history and feminist theory, suggesting ways that historical investigation can improve feminist legal theories, as well as ways that feminist legal theories can contribute to historical research. She has published in Chinese, English, and Japanese, with publications including articles and book chapters that explore how male dominance has been "preserved through transformation" in colonial and postcolonial Taiwan and how the agency/victimization binary is a false dichotomy.
Hsiu-Chuang Deppman is associate professor of Chinese at Oberlin College. She has published essays on Eileen Chang, Su Tong, Zhang Yimou, Chen Guofu, Cai Mingliang, and others. Her book The Cultural Politics of Adaptation: Modern Chinese Fiction and Film is forthcoming from the University of Hawai'i Press in 2009.
C. Julia Huang is associate professor of anthropology at National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. She was a fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Austria; the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University; the Harvard-Yenching Institute; and the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, the Netherlands. Her research interests include religion, gender, and globalization. She has conducted fieldwork on religions [End Page 463] in Taiwan and among the Chinese in Malaysia and the United States, and on transnational marriage in Vietnam. Her most recent publication is Charisma and Compassion: Cheng Yen and the Buddhist Tzu Chi Movement (2009).
Sylvia Li-chun Lin is associate professor of Chinese and an executive fellow in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Representing Atrocity in Taiwan: The 2/28 Incident and White Terror in Fiction and Film (2007), in which a different version of this article appears.
Joyce C. H. Liu is a professor of comparative literature, cultural studies, and critical theories at the Graduate Institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. She was the former chair of the Association of Cultural Studies in Taiwan. Her research interests cover psychoanalysis and politics-aesthetics-ethics theories, East Asian modernity, Japanese-colonial Taiwan and after, visual culture and interart studies. She is the author of Xinde bianyi: Xiandaixing de jingshen xingshi (The Perverted Heart: The Psychical Forms of Modernity) (2004).
Christopher Lupke is associate professor of Chinese and coordinator of Asian languages at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. He is the editor of two volumes, The Magnitude of Ming: Command, Allotment, and Fate in Chinese Culture (University of Hawai'i Press, 2005) and New Perspectives on Contemporary Chinese Poetry (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). Lupke has completed a translation of Ye Shitao's path-breaking study A History of Taiwan Literature, a translation of Peng Ge's novel Setting Moon, and numerous other works. He is currently finishing a book on the auteur Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien that will be published by the University of Illinois Press.
Peng Hsiao-yen is a research fellow at the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica. Her published work includes Chaoyue xieshi (Beyond Realism), Antithesis Overcome: Shen Cong wen's Avant-gardism and Primitivism, Lishi henduo loudong (There Are Many Loopholes in History), and Haishang shuo qingyu (Desire in Shanghai), and two collections of stories, Duanzhang Shunniang (Shunniang with Broken Palm Lines) and Chunzhen niandai (Age of Innocence). She is also editor of the fourteen-volume Yangkui quanji (Complete Works of Yangkui).
Horng-luen Wang is an associate research fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica. His research interests include social theory, cultural analysis, and political sociology. Centering around the interrogation on modernity, his recent projects investigate the interplay between nationalism, the nation-state, and globalization in East Asia, particularly Taiwan, China, and Japan. He was a recipient of the Wu Ta-you Memorial Award (from the National Science Council, Taiwan) in 2005. [End Page 464]