Acknowl edgments
This book began at New York University, where it was nurtured by a wealth
of brilliant mentors and friends. I thank first and foremost Rebecca Karl
for her acumen and sustained encouragement. Manu Goswami and Harry
Harootunian offered critical insights at every step; Mary Nolan and Andrew
Sartori generously helped me refine the proj ect’s claims. Faculty including
Yukiko Hanawa, Moss Roberts, Kristin Ross, Joanna Waley- Cohen, and
Xudong Zhang imparted key ideas. My extended cohort, including Wil-
liam Armshaw, Kristin Bayer, Wei- chi Chen, Sasha Disko, Leigh Claire La
Berge, Priya Lal, John Pat Leary, Natasha Lightfoot, Shane Minkin, Osamu
Nakano, Michael Palm, Sherene Seikaly, Naomi Schiller, Zach Schwartz-
Weinstein, Quinn Slobodian, and Qian Zhu, offered lasting inspiration as well
as sharp feedback on the proj ect as it developed.
Colleagues at Middlebury College have likewise been tremendously
generous and supportive. I am particularly grateful to Ian Barrow, Rebecca
Bennette, Natasha Chang, Nicholas Clifford, Rachael Joo, Joyce Mao, Kathy
Morse, Jamie McCallum, Alexis Peri, Yumna Siddiqi, Sarah Stroup, Jessica
Teets, Rebecca Tiger, Jacob Tropp, Edward Vazquez, Max Ward, and Don
Wyatt. Middlebury students, in their capacities as research assistants and
interlocutors, have also helped me write a better book: Allison Bernard,
Chime Dolma, Jonathan Fall, Denise Hoffman, Jihad Hajjouji, Steven Luo,
Khine Su, Ye Tian, and Winnie Yeung deserve special thanks. By helping
me navigate the Middlebury landscape, Claire Wilkinson and Renee Brown
also greatly facilitated the writing pro cess.
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