Andrew J. Nathan is professor of politics at Columbia University and the author of numerous books, including China’s Transition (Columbia). He is a frequent contributor to the New Republic.
Perry Link is professor of Chinese language and literature at Princeton University. In 1988-89 he served as Beijing director of a subcommittee of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of many books, including Evening Chats in Beijing: Probing China’s Predicament (Norton).
Orville Schell, dean of graduate studies in journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, is considered one of America’s foremost experts on China. His most recent book on contemporary China is The China Reader: the Reform Era (Vintage).