Evan Dawley is an associate professor of history at Goucher College ( . Dawley’s research examines imperialism and identity construction in modern East Asia, with a focus on China, Japan, and Taiwan. Dawley’s first book is Becoming Taiwanese: Ethnogenesis in a Colonial City, 1880s-1950s

Wayne Soon is an Associate Professor in the Program of the History of Medicine in the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Global Medicine in China: A Diasporic History (Stanford: 2020). Soon writes on the history of Chinese and Taiwanese medicine and society in the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, EASTS, Twentieth-Century China, American Journal of Chinese Studies, and The Diplomat, among others.

Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang is associate professor of East Asian history at the University of Missouri-Columbia ( Yang studies modern China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, with a focus on the experiences of refugees who fled mainland China in 1949 for Taiwan, Hong Kong, and beyond. His first book is The Great Exodus: Trauma, Diaspora, and the Chinese Mainlanders in Taiwan

Harry Yi-Jui Wu ( is an associate professor at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. Wu is a historian of medicine whose research takes a transnational perspective on the study of mental health care. Wu is the author of the book Mad by the Millions: Mental Disorders and the Early Years of the World Health Organization

Fei-Hsien Wang is an associate professor of history at Indiana University Bloomington ( Wang is a historian of modern China whose research focuses on the relationships between information, commerce, and power. Her first book is Pirates and Publishers: A Social History of Copyright in Modern China.

Joseph Lawson is a lecturer in modern Chinese history at the University of Newcastle ( Lawson’s previous research focused on violence in Southwest China, but he is currently studying the intersections between politics and teaching in both the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China. Lawson has written a book titled A Frontier Made Lawless: Violence in Upland Southwest China.

Huei-Ying Kuo is an associate research professor in the department of sociology at John Hopkins University ( Kuo’s research takes a comparative and world historical perspective on the Chinese diaspora, business networks, nationalism, and colonial empires in East Asia. Kuo is the author of the book Networks beyond Empires: Chinese Business and Nationalist Activities in the Hong Kong-Singapore Corridor, 1914–1941.

Fang Yu Hu is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (, where she teaches East Asian, Chinese, Japanese, and world history classes. Hu’s research focuses on gender, colonialism, education, and memory in modern Taiwan. Her current book manuscript, which examines Han girls’ primary school education in Taiwan under Japanese rule, is under review at the University of Washington Press. 

Ja Ian Chong is an associate professor of political science at the National University of Singapore (, where he researches international relations, security, and social movements relating to China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia in light of their historical contexts. He is author of External Intervention and the Politics of State Formation–China, Indonesia, Thailand, 1893-1952.

Andrea Jung-An Liu is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley ( Andrea studies Modern East Asian Art, with a focus on the artistic productions across the Japanese Empire. She takes a special interest in tracing the trans-national and trans-medial history of Japanese modern art while interrogating the formation of art historiography and art criticism in the first half of the twentieth century. She is also interested in critical and postcolonial theory, the politics of display, and the relationship between war, propaganda and art. 

Chien-Wen Kung is an Assistant Professor of History at the National University of Singapore ( and the author of Diasporic Cold Warriors: Nationalist China, Anticommunism, and the Philippine Chinese, 1930s-1970s, which will be published by Cornell University Press in 2022. An historian of Chinese diasporas, Cold War Asia, and modern China, he is writing a second book on human-animal relations in Taiwan from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Raymond Kun-Xian Shen is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles ( Kun-Xian’s research interests are situated at the intersection between Sinophone studies, Taiwan studies, as well as film and media studies. Specifically, he attempts to push at the borders of these fields by considering the materiality, mediation, and networks of Sinophone media cultures, including sound and popular music, as well as documentary photography. His experience as a frequent contributor to the film review journal Funscreen (in Chinese) published by Taiwan Film Institute continues to support his passion for films

John Mahoney was an undergraduate student at Vassar College (Class of ‘22), where he majored in Chinese with a minor in History. He has contributed editing and website design to this project.