A C K N O W L E D G M E N T S
The editors would like to acknowledge the support of the
cck
Foundation
Inter- University Center for Sinology and Duke’s Asia/Pacific Studies In-
stitute for funding a conference at which earlier versions of several papers
in this volume were presented. We are also grateful to the staff at the Duke
Marine Lab for their hospitality in hosting our conference on their premises.
Because the scope of the conference was somewhat broader (and more explic-
itly transnational) than that of the pres ent volume, we were ultimately not able
to include all of the papers, but we are very grateful to Andrea Bachner, Eileen
Cheng- yin Chow, Margaret Hu, and Yongming Zhou for their participation
and contributions, as well as to Michaeline Crichlow for her support in ab-
sentia. In developing the volume itself, we received some exceedingly helpful
readers’ reports. We are also indebted to Ken Wissoker for his advice and sup-
port throughout this pro cess, and to the rest of the staff at Duke University
Press. Fi nally, Ralph Litzinger would like to acknowledge the support he re-
ceived during his diagnosis of and treatment for cancer during the final stages
of this proj ect. In sum, we both appreciate the patience and hard work of all
of our contributors, as well as the multiple forms of care— and a good dose of
hope— that we never  imagined would be required at the start of this proj ect.
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