David D. Buck, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, is a specialist in the history of China, 1800-1950. He is editor of the Journal of Asian Studies and author of more than two dozen scholarly articles, entries in the Encyclopedia of Asian History, and a book, Urban Change in China.
Pradyumna S. Chauhan is professor of English at Beaver College. His articles on American literature, West Indian literature, and semiotics have been published in scholarly journals and in collections of essays in both India and the United States. A longtime admirer of Pearl S. Buck, he was one of the speakers at the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Buck's Nobel Prize, held by the Buck Foundation in Philadelphia in October 1988.
Peter Conn, professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, is coeditor of Afro-American Literature and The Power and the Glory, and author of The Divided Mind: Ideology and Imagination in America, 1898-1917 and Literature in America: An Illustrated History. The Divided Mind was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is currently writing a cultural biography of Pearl S. Buck.
John d'Entremont is associate professor of history and director of the American Culture Program at Randolph-Macon Woman's College. His biography Southern Emancipator: Moncure Conway, The American Years, 1832-1865 was published by the Oxford University Press in 1987 and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. A second volume is in progress.