Mark W. Frazier (PhD, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley) is the ConocoPhillips Professor of Chinese Politics and Associate Professor of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. His research examines the politics of labor and social policy in China. He is the author of Socialist Insecurity: Pensions and the Politics of Unevern Development in China (Cornell University Press, 2010) and The Making of the Chinese Industrial Workplace: State, Revolution, and Labor Management (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
Gregory J. Kasza (PhD, Political Science, Yale University) is Professor in the Departments of East Asian Languages & Cultures and Political Science at Indiana University. His scholarship analyzes Japanese politics from a broad comparative perspective, and his interests include state–society relations, war and politics, fascism, and welfare policy. He is the author of The State and the Mass Media in Japan, 1918–1945 (University of California Press, 1988), The Conscription Society (Yale University Press, 1995), and One World of Welfare: Japan in Comparative Perspective (Cornell University Press, 2006).
Scott Kennedy (PhD, Political Science, George Washington University) is Associate Professor, Departments of East Asian Languages & Cultures and Political Science; and Director, Research Center for Chinese Politics and Business, Indiana University. He is author of The Business of Lobbying in China (Harvard University Press, 2005) and editor of China Cross Talk: The American Debate over China Policy since Normalization, A Reader (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003). His current research projects are on the growing role of Chinese industry and government in global governance and on the evolution of corporate political activity in China.