We would like to thank Joe Cleary and Christopher Nealon for timely critical insights and Marshall Brown and Heather Arvidson for their editorial wisdom and generous stewardship of this project.
Jed Esty is professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is author of A Shrinking Island: Modernism and National Culture in England (2004) and Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development (2012); with Ania Loomba, Suvir Kaul, Antoinette Burton, and Matti Bunzl, he edited Postcolonial Studies and Beyond (2005).
Colleen Lye is associate professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. She is author of America’s Asia: Racial Form and American Literature, 1893–1945 (2005). She is editor, with Christopher Bush, of “Forms of Asia,” a special issue of Representations (2007), and editor, with Christopher Newfield and James Vernon, of “The Humanities and the Crisis of the Public University,” a special issue of Representations (2011). She is at work on a book tentatively titled Asian American Literature after 1968.