Wang Ke is professor at the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University, Japan. His major research interests include ethnic and religious problems in contemporary China, and modern Chinese political thought. Wang’s recent books are The Disappeared Nationals: Discourse on Nation and National Identity of Ethnic Minorities in Modern China (2017); China, from Tianxia to the Nation State (2017); Nationalism and Modern Sino-Japanese Relations: Nation State, Borderland, and Historical Knowledge (2015); and The East Turkestan Independence Movement: 1930s–1940s (2013) in Chinese editions. Selected titles in Japanese include Nation Building and Ethnic Identity in Twentieth-Century China (2006) and A Study of the East Turkestan Republic: Muslims and the National Problem in China (1995). He won the 18th Suntory Academic Award of Japan.
Carissa Fletcher specializes in historical translation. She received an MA degree in Mandarin and English translation from the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.