Frank N. Pieke received his PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. After lectureships in Leiden and Oxford, he has served as Chair of Modern China Studies at Leiden since 2010. Between 2018 and 2020, he was the Director of the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin.
Koichi Iwabuchi is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the School of Sociology at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. His recent English publications include Resilient Borders and Cultural Diversity: Internationalism, Brand Nationalism, and Multiculturalism in Japan.