Ben Hillman is director of the Policy and Governance Program at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. He has also worked as an adviser to the United Nations on postconflict governance and the inclusion of minority groups in political processes. His books include Patronage and Power: Local State Networks and Party-State Resilience in Rural China (2014).
Gray Tuttle is the Leila Hadley Luce Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. His Columbia University Press books include The Tibetan History Reader (2013), Sources of Tibetan Tradition (2012), and Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China (2005).