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Thomas Boswell is professor of geography in the Department of Geography and Regional Studies at the University of Miami, Florida. He has written widely about the immigration of Hispanics to the United States and has concentrated particularly on Hispanics and other minorities living in South Florida. He is the author or a co-author of five books and more than 50 articles and book chapters.

Wen Jin is an assistant professor of English at Columbia University. Her research fields include Asian American literature, 20th-century American literature, transpacific writings, and critical race and ethnicity theories. She has completed a book manuscript titled Bridging the Chasm: An Asian Americanist Critique of U.S. and Chinese Multiculturalisms.

Moon-Ho Jung is associate professor of history at the University of Washington and the author of Coolies and Cane: Race, Labor, and Sugar in the Age of Emancipation (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), winner of the Merle Curti Award from the Organization of American Historians and the History Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies.

Jean J. Kim is assistant professor of history at Dartmouth College. She is currently working on a book project on U.S. imperialism and medicine on Hawaii's sugar plantations from 1900-1946.

Richard S. Kim is assistant professor of Asian American studies at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of the forthcoming The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty, 1905-1945 (Oxford University Press).

Colleen Lye is associate professor of English at UC Berkeley. Her book, America's Asia: Racial Form and American Literature, 1893-1945 (Princeton UP, 2005) won the AAAS cultural studies book award. She is the co-editor, with Christopher [End Page 321] Bush, of a special issue of Representations, "Forms of Asia" (Representations 99, Summer 2007).

Emily Morishima received her Ph.D. in English with specialties in Asian American and contemporary American literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests include Japanese American literature, literary representations of trauma, and the interplay between widespread artistic movements and those within ethnic literatures.

Gary Y. Okihiro is professor of international and public affairs and founding director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University. Author of ten books, including the award-winning Columbia Guide to Asian American History, he has also received the American Studies Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Susie J. Pak is assistant professor of history at St. John's University where she teaches American History. Pak received her Ph.D. in history from Cornell University (2004). She is currently working on a manuscript that studies the social and economic networks of American investment bankers before WWII.

Elda E. Tsou is assistant professor of English at St. John's University, where she teaches Asian American literature and literary theory. She is currently on leave as a postdoctoral fellow at the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. She is currently at work on a manuscript titled "Figures of Identity: Form and Politics in Asian American Literature."

Priscilla Wegars founded the University of Idaho's Asian American Comparative Collection, edited Hidden Heritage: Historical Archaeology of the Overseas Chinese, and co-edited Chinese American Death Rituals. She wrote Polly Bemis: A Chinese American Pioneer and Imprisoned in Paradise: Japanese Internee Road Workers at the World War II Kooskia Internment Camp.

Min Zhou is professor of sociology and Asian American studies and Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in US-China Relations and Communications at UCLA. Her latest book is Contemporary Chinese America: Immigration, Ethnicity, and Community Transformation (Temple University Press, 2009). [End Page 322]



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