We would like to thank Denise Davis, Rachel Greenspan, Calvin Hui, and Karim Wissa for their assistance with the preparation of this special issue. Our tasks would have been much more daunting without the search efforts, bibliographic and editing support, and financial resourcefulness they provided at important stages.
rey chow is Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature at Duke University and the author of a number of books on literature, film, and cultural politics, including Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films (Columbia University Press, 2007). Her writings in English have been widely reprinted and translated into multiple languages. She was the editor of Writing in the Realm of the Senses, a special issue of differences 11.2 (Summer 1999). More recent publications include The Rey Chow Reader, edited by Paul Bowman (Columbia University Press, 2010), and Entanglements, or Transmedial Thinking about Capture (Duke University Press, forthcoming 2012).
james a. steintrager is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Cruel Delight: Enlightenment Culture and the Inhuman (Indiana University Press, 2004) and the forthcoming The First Sexual Revolution: Libertines, License, and the Autonomy of Pleasure (Columbia University Press, 2012). He is currently working on global networks of media—including music and film—and the discursive construction of “culture.”