Kyung-Sup Chang is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Social Development and Policy Research at Seoul National University. His research interests include: developmental politics and social policy, comparative modernities (compressed modernity), post-socialist transitions in Asia. His work on these issues has appeared in journals including Economy and Society, World Development, Journal of Development Studies, International Sociology. He is also author of South Korea under Compressed Modernity: Familial Political Economy in Transition (Routledge, 2010).
Bryan Turner is the Presidential Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Committee on Religion at the City University of New York. He has published extensively in this area, and books include Muslims in Singapore (Routledge, 2009), and The Body in Asia (Berghahn, 2010). He has also edited The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies (Routledge, 2010), The Routledge Handbook of Body Studies (Routledge, 2012), and is the founding editor of Citizenship Studies.