Lisa Claypool professes Chinese art history and visual culture at the University of Alberta, where she also serves as the Mactaggart Art Collection Curator. Currently she is finishing her first book, "Figuring the Social Body: Painting Manuals in Late Imperial China."
Theodore Hughes is associate professor of modern Korean literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.
Mary E. John is currently senior fellow and director of the Centre for Women's Development Studies in New Delhi, India. She works in the fields of feminist theory and women's studies, and her most recent publication is Women's Studies in India: A Reader (2008).
Suk-Young Kim is associate professor of theatre and East Asian studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is the author of Illusive Utopia: Theater and Film in North Korea (2010), which explores how state-produced propaganda performances intersect with everyday life practices in North Korea.
Nathaniel Proctor graduated from Tsinghua University with a Master of Arts in comparative literature. His publications include "A Comparative Analysis of Jia Zhangke's Two Versions of The World" in On the Edge: Chinese Independent Cinema (2007). [End Page 229]
Richard Reitan is assistant professor of history at Franklin and Marshall College. He is the author of Making a Moral Society: Ethics and the State in Meiji Japan (2009), and articles on intellectual history including "Völkerpsychologie and the Appropriation of 'Spirit' in Meiji Japan," Modern Intellectual History 7, no. 3 (2010).
Nicola Spakowski is professor of Sinology at the University of Freiburg, Germany. She is author and coeditor of several books, including "Mit Mut an die Front." Die militärische Beteiligung von Frauen in der kommunistischen Revolution Chinas (1925-1949) ("Courageously to the Front": Women's Military Participation in the Chinese Communist Revolution [1925-1949]; 2009).
Timothy Yun Hui Tsu is a professor in the School of International Studies at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. One of his recent publications is "Fat, Spices, Culture, and More: Chinese Food in Postwar Japanese Gastronomic Writings" (Asian Studies Review 34, no. 1 ).
Wang Hui is a professor of literature and history and director of Tsinghua Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences at Tsinghua University. His main publications include The End of the Revolution (2009).
Jini Kim Watson is assistant professor of English and comparative literature at New York University, where she teaches postcolonial theory and literature. Her book, The New Asian City: Three-Dimensional Fictions of Space and Urban Form, is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press in 2011. [End Page 230]