Suzanne E. Cahill received her Ph. D. in Oriental languages from the University of California, Berkeley. She teaches Chinese history, Asian religions, and women's studies as an adjunct associate professor at the University of California, San Diego. She has published on women's poetry, religious practice, and art in medieval China. She is the author of Transcendence and Divine Passion: The Queen Mother of the West in Medieval China (Stanford University Press, 1993). Currently she is working on Tang dynasty Daoist women and Tang material culture.
Martina Deuchler is Professor Emerita of Korean History at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. She studied Chinese at the University of Leiden and received her Ph. D. in history from Harvard University. She has worked on the social and intellectual history of Chosŏn Korea. Her publications include Confucian Gentlemen and Barbarian Envoys (University of Washington Press, 1977) and The Confucian Transformation of Korea: A Study of Society and Ideology (Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1992). In addition, she coedited Culture and the State in Late Chosŏn Korea (Asia Center, Harvard University, 1999).
Fangqin Du is Director and a founder of the Women's Studies Center at Tianjin Normal University, China, where she is a professor at its Research Institute in Rare Books. She received graduate training in the linguistics of ancient Chinese at Henan University and is a specialist in the history of women and gender in ancient China. Her many books in Chinese include The Evolution of Concepts of Women (1988), Selected Works of the Peasant Woman Poet He Shuangqing (1993), and Trajectories of Gender in Chinese History and Culture (1998).
JaHyun Kim Haboush is King Sejong Professor of Korean Studies at Columbia University, where she received her Ph. D. in East Asian languages and cultures. Her recent research has concentrated on the problems of premodern national identity