William C. Kirby is Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration and T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University, as well as Chair of the Harvard China Fund and Faculty Chair of the Harvard Center Shanghai. His many books include Can China Lead? Reaching the Limits of Power and Growth. Man-houng Lin is Professor at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica. James Chin Shih is Associate Professor of Chinese Language and History at Washington University, St. Louis. David A. Pietz is Professor of Chinese History and Director of the Global Studies Program at the University of Arizona, where he also holds the UNESCO Chair in Environmental History.