Mark Driscoll is an associate professor of East Asian studies and international studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of two books, the most recent of which is Absolute Erotic, Absolute Grotesque (2010). A third book project called J-had: Decolonial East Asia’s Martial Arts is forthcoming. He has also published in the fields of critical race studies and cultural studies.
Todd A. Henry is an assistant professor of Korean/East Asian history and an affiliate member of the Critical Gender Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego. He has published several articles on everyday life in colonial Korea and is currently embarking on a comparative and transnational study of erotic zones (including queer cultures) in twentieth-century East Asia, a piece of which appears in the Transgender Studies Reader, Volume 2 (2013). His first book, Assimilating Seoul: The Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910–45, will be published by the University of California Press (Asia-Pacific Modern Series).
Helen J. S. Lee is an associate professor of modern Japanese literature and postcolonial studies at the Underwood International College, Yonsei University. She is the coeditor of an anthology, Reading Colonial Japan: Text, Context, and Critique (2012) and has published on Japan-Korea colonial relations. [End Page 223]
Jordan Sand is associate professor of Japanese history and culture at Georgetown University. He is the author of House and Home in Modern Japan (2003). Other publications include “Was Meiji Taste in Interiors ‘Orientalist’?” (2000), “Gentlemen’s Agreement, 1908: Fragments for a Pacific History” (2009), a coedited collection, “Pictures and Things: Between Visual and Material Culture in Japan” (2009), and another coedited volume, Flammable Cities: Urban Conflagration and the Making of the Modern World (2011).
Kenneth Paul Tan is an associate professor at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is author of Cinema and Television in Singapore (2008) and editor of Renaissance Singapore? (2007). His most recent articles have appeared in Asian Studies Review, International Political Science Review, Journal of Contemporary Asia, and New Cinemas.
Chih-ming Wang is an assistant research fellow at the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. His research interests include Asian-US literature, transnational cultural studies, and institutional history. His articles in English are published in American Quarterly, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Amerasian Journal, Cultural Studies, and Chinese America: History and Perspectives. His book Transpacific Articulations: Study Abroad and the Remaking of Asian America is forthcoming.
Travis Workman is assistant professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is working on a book manuscript on literature, philosophy, and colonial discourse in imperial Japan and colonial Korea. [End Page 224]