Carl Cassegard is associate professor of sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is currently researching the precarity movement and the environmental movement in Japan. He is the author of Shock and Naturalization in Contemporary Japanese Literature (2007) and Youth Movements, Trauma, and Alternative Space in Contemporary Japan (2013).
King-Kok Cheung is professor of English and Asian American studies at UCLA. She is author of Articulate Silences: Hisaye Yamamoto, Maxine Hong Kingston, Joy Kogawa (1993); editor of Words Matter: Conversations with Asian American Writers (2000); An Interethnic Companion to Asian American Literature (1997); “Seventeen Syllables”: Hisaye Yamamoto (1994); Asian American Literature: An Annotated Bibliography (1988); and a coeditor of The Heath Anthology of American Literature.
Jennifer Hubbert is assistant professor of anthropology and director of East Asian studies at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. Her related articles on the Beijing Olympics include “Of Menace and Mimicry: The 2008 Beijing Olympics” in Modern China (2013) and “Spectacular Productions: Community and Commodity in the Beijing Olympics” in City and Society (2010). She specializes in studies of Chinese public culture and is currently researching [End Page 293] Confucius Institutes in the United States. Her article on the subject, “Ambiguous States: Confucius Institutes and Chinese Soft Power in the American Classroom” is forthcoming in PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review.
Jing Jiang is associate professor of Chinese and humanities at Reed College. Her recent publications include “From the Technique for Creating Humans to the Art of Reprogramming Hearts: Scientists, Writers, and the Genesis of China’s Modern Literary Vision” (2012) and the “The Disappearance of Traditional Beauties on the Modern Stage” (2011). She is currently working on a project about Chinese science fiction in the post-Cultural Revolution period.
Jongwoo Jeremy Kim is associate professor of art history at the Hite Art Institute, the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Louisville. He is the author of Painted Men in Britain, 1868–1918: Royal Academicians and Masculinities (Ashgate, 2012).
Jong Bum Kwon is assistant professor of cultural anthropology in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. He received his doctorate from New York University and was a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow. He is currently finishing his monograph on affective and aesthetics politics during Korea’s neoliberal and democratic transformation.
Jin Liu is assistant professor of Chinese at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is the coeditor of Chinese under Globalization: Emerging Trends in Language Use in China (2012) and the author of Signifying the Local: Media Productions Rendered in Local Languages in Mainland China in the New Millennium (forthcoming).
Daisuke Miyao is associate professor of Japanese film at the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, the University of Oregon. Miyao is the author of The Aesthetics of Shadow: Lighting and Japanese Cinema (2013), Eiga wa neko dearu: Hajimete no cinema sutadizu (Cinema Is a Cat: Introduction to Cinema Studies, 2011), and Sessue Hayakawa: Silent Cinema and Transnational Stardom (2007). He is also the editor of Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema (forthcoming).
Yoon Sun Yang is assistant professor of Korean and comparative literature in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature at Boston University. She is currently at work on a book manuscript tentatively titled “From Domestic Women to Sentimental Men: The Rise of Modern Korean Fiction, 1906–1917.” [End Page 294]