Michael S. Duke is Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese at the University of British Columbia. He received his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1975, and has taught at George Washington University, University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin, and National Taiwan University. His publications include Lu Yu (Twayne, 1977) and many scholarly articles and translations in both traditional and modern Chinese literature.
James V. Feinerman is a lawyer (J.D., Harvard Law School, 1979) as well as a scholar of Chinese literature (Ph.D., Yale University, 1979). During 1979-80 he studied Chinese literature at Beijing University and did research on law in affiliation with the Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. From there he went to New York as an associate at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. In 1982 he returned on a Fulbright fellowship to Beijing University, Department of Law.
Leo Ou-fan Lee is Professor of Chinese literature at the University of Chicago. He has also taught at Dartmouth College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Princeton University, and Indiana University. He is author of The Romantic Generation of Modern Chinese Writers (Harvard, 1973) as well as many articles in both English and Chinese on modern Chinese literature and culture. He has edited several collections, including The Lyrical and the Epic: Studies of Modern Chinese Literature by Jaroslav Průšek (Indiana, 1980).
Perry Link is Associate Professor of Oriental Languages at UCLA, where he specializes in modern Chinese literature. He has taught Chinese language at Harvard University, Middlebury College, and Princeton University. During 1979-80 he was in China doing research on contemporary literature. He is interested in popular thought and is author of Mandarin Ducks and Butterflies (California, 1981).
John Rohsenow is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. In 1979-80 he taught linguistics and American literature at Hangzhou University and in 1980-81 did research at Nanjing University on aspect in Chinese syntax.
Madelyn Ross became interested in Chinese literature while doing an undergraduate thesis on Ding Ling at Princeton University. During 1979-80 she studied modern Chinese literature at Fudan University in Shanghai. She is currently working on an M.A. in Chinese economics at Columbia University.
Kyna Rubin received her M.A. in modern Chinese literature from the University of British Columbia in 1979 and then spent a year studying at Fudan University in Shanghai. Her “Interview with Wang Ruowang” appears in China Quarterly no. 87 (September 1981).