Brian Bernards is associate professor of East Asian languages and cultures and comparative literature at the University of Southern California. He is author of Writing the South Seas: Imagining the Nanyang in Chinese and Southeast Asian Postcolonial Literature (2015) and is currently working on a manuscript on inter-Asian cinema. He is coeditor (with Shu-mei Shih and Chien-hsin Tsai) of Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader (2013), and his work has appeared in Periscope: Social Text Online, Asian Cinema, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, and Postcolonial Studies.
Erin Y. Huang is assistant professor in East Asian studies and comparative literature at Princeton University. She is the cofounder of Asia Theory Visuality—an intellectual platform that fosters collaborative thinking on interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches to Asian studies. Her first book, Urban Horror: Neoliberal Post-Socialism, Chinese Cinemas, and the Limits of Visibility, is under contract with Duke University Press.
Jina E. Kim is assistant professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Oregon. She is the author of a forthcoming monograph Urban Modernities in Colonial Korea and Taiwan (2019) and coeditor of the Journal of Korean Studies’ special issue “Intermedial Aesthetics: Korean Literature, Culture, and Film” (2015). She is currently completing a second book project, Sonic Narratives and Auditory Texts in Modern Korea. Her research and teaching area is in modern Korean literature and cultural history with a focus on intermediality, sound studies, and comparative colonialisms and comparative literary studies.
Takushi Odagiri teaches ethics, environment, and medical humanities at Kanazawa University, Japan. He has an MD from the University of Tokyo and a PhD from Stanford University. In 2011 and 2012, he held an appointment as a medical doctor in eastern Japan, where he was engaged in community mental health and suicide prevention. He has published articles in Boundary 2, Journal of Religion, Philosophy East and West, Journal of Philosophy and Ethics in Health Care and Medicine, Tetsugaku (Philosophy), and Seimei Rinri (Bioethics).
Piyarat Piyapongwiwat is a multidisciplinary artist who works with various media, including video, photography, text, sound, mixed media, and installation. Her work usually reflects her surrounding experiences, including the questioning of contemporary issues such as gender, notion of margin, cultural change, and globalization. Her artistic research is informed by theories of social science, anthropology, and philosophy. She holds a BA from RMIT University in Australia and a BFA from Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier Agglomération in France. She has presented works locally and internationally and currently lives and works in Chiang Mai.