WAI-YEE LI is professor of Chinese literature at Harvard University. She has written on early Chinese thought and historical writings as well as Ming-Qing literature and culture. Her books include Women and National Trauma in Late Imperial Chinese Literature (2014) and Plum Shadows and Plank Bridge: Two Memoirs about Courtesans (forthcoming).
YURI PINES is professor of Chinese history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His monographs include The Book of Lord Shang: Apologetics of State Power in Early China (2017); The Everlasting Empire: Traditional Chinese Political Culture and Its Enduring Legacy (2012); and Envisioning Eternal Empire: Chinese Political Thought of the Warring States Era (2009).