Kerry Brown is a writer and consultant on the contemporary politics, political economy, and society of China. He is head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House in London, Team Leader of the Europe China Research and Advice Network, and is the editor-in-chief of the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (2013).

Winberg Chai, Professor Emeritus of political science at the University of Wyoming, is the Executive Editor of Asian Affairs, and served as the subject editor for the Taiwan articles in the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China.

Linsun Cheng is an economic historian at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He studies the modern history of China’s industrial and financial development and economic reforms since 1978.

Thomas Heberer is a professor of East Asian politics and Co-Director of the Confucius Institute at Duisburg-Essen University in Germany, and has written or edited more than 40 books on various aspects of China.

Robert Hegel teaches Chinese literature and culture at Washington University in St. Louis. His interests include Chinese narratives, book history and the culture of reading, and Chinese writings about law and morality in China.

Judy Polumbaum is a professor of journalism and mass communication at the University of Iowa. She has a background in daily newspaper journalism and writes for general-interest magazines.

Heidi Ross is the director of the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University and a professor of educational policy studies. She specializes in contemporary Chinese education, and studies social and gender issues in education.

Gregory Veeck is a professor of geography at Western Michigan University and specializes in agricultural and environmental issues in rural China.

Haiwang Yuan is a professor at Western Kentucky University. He teaches Chinese and is the web site and virtual library coordinator for the university’s libraries. He is the author of many books on Chinese folklore.