Joseph R. Allen, Professor of Chinese Literature at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, writes on classical and modern Chinese poetry. His translations include Forbidden Games and Video Poems: The Poetry of Yang Mu and Lo Ch'ing and (with Zhang Jing) Leaving China: The Later Poems of Gu Cheng (1989–1993).
Shiu-Pang Almberg received her B.A. in English from University of Hong Kong and her Ph.D. in Sinology from Stockholm University. A professor in the Department of Translation at Chinese University of Hong Kong, she is a prolific translator in three languages: Chinese, English, and Swedish. Her 1988 monograph on Chen Jingrong, with two hundred poems in English translation, is the most comprehensive study to date of the woman poet. She is compiling two bilingual glossaries for her prospective translation of Shen Congwen's monumental Study of Ancient Chinese Costumes and Ornaments.
John Balcom received his Ph.D. in Chinese and comparative literature from Washington University at St. Louis. Currently he is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation at Monterey Institute of International Studies.