Rey Chow is Andrew Mellon Professor of Humanities and Comparative Lit-
erature at Brown University. Her books include Women and Chinese Modernity
(1991), Writing Diaspora (1993), Primitive Passions (1995), and Ethics after Ideal-
Zhiyuan Cui is a research fellow at the Institute of Asian Studies at the National
University of Singapore. He is the author of a book in Chinese, Institutional
Innovation and the Second Intellectual Liberation (1997), and editor of Politics:
Central Text (1997), a collection of essays by Roberto Unger.
Michael Dutton teaches in the Department of Political Science at the Univer-
sity of Melbourne. His works include Policing and Punishment in China (1992)
and Streetlife China (1998). He is also coeditor of Postcolonial Studies.
Harry Harootunian is Professor of History and East Asian Studies at New York
University. His most recent works include History’s Disquiet (2000) and Over-
come by Modernity (2000).
Peter Hitchcock is Professor of English at the City University of New York. His
works include Dialogics of the Oppressed (1993) and Oscillate Wildly (1998).
Rebecca Karl is Assistant Professor of History and East Asian Studies at New
York University. She is the coeditor of Marxism beyond Marxism (1996). Her
book Staging the World: Chinese Nationalism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
is forthcoming from Duke University Press in 2002.
Louisa Schein is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University,
New Brunswick. Her book Minzu Modern: The Miao and the Feminine in China’s
Cultural Politics was published by Duke University Press in 2000.