Daniel C. Kane studied Korean as a soldier before beginning graduate work in Korean history and library science at the University of Hawai‘i. He served for two years as the Korea Specialist Librarian at the University of Hawai‘i before serving as a North Korean analyst with the U.S. Department of Defense. He currently lives and works in Vancouver, Canada with the journal Pacific Affairs, while also undertaking independent research on Korea-related topics.
Stephen R. MacKinnon is an emeritus professor of history and former director of Center for Asian Studies at Arizona State University (asu). He is the author of Power and Politics in Late Imperial China (1981), Agnes Smedley: Life and Times of an American Radical (1988), Wuhan, 1938: War, Refugees and the Making of Modern China (2008), and Chen Hansheng China’s Last Romantic Revolutionary (2023), among numerous other important publications. In addition to teaching courses on Modern China, the Peoples Republic of China, U.S.-China relations, and Modern India at asu, between 1979 and 1981 and again in 1985, MacKinnon worked as an expert for the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, teaching and editing translations from Chinese to English.
Nathaniel L. Moir is the author of Number One Realist: Bernard Fall and Vietnamese Revolutionary Warfare (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2022). He is an associate in the Applied History Project at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and was formerly an Ernest May Postdoctoral Fellow in History and Policy at the Kennedy School.
Qiang Zhai is professor of history at Auburn University at Montgomery. His primary field of interest is the history of the Cold War in Asia. He is the author of The Dragon, the Lion, and the Eagle: Chinese-British-American Relations, 1949–1958 (Kent State University Press, 1994), China and the Vietnam Wars, 1950–1975 (University of North Carolina Press, 2000), as well as numerous articles and essays on Sino-American relations. He is a co-editor of The Encyclopedia of the Cold War (Routledge, 2008).
Liu Zhaokun is an assistant professor at the Research Institute of Public Health, School of Medicine, Nankai University in China. His doctoral dissertation analyzes the domestic and international political struggles and technological innovations in the U.S. military’s endeavor to account for its missing service members after the Korean War. His current research focuses on the political values and ethics associated with human remains, historical regulations of food safety in China, and global public health history.