Caroline Courtauld is a writer, published photographer, and documentary film producer and researcher. Her publications include books on Burma, Hong Kong and China. Her latest documentary for PBS (USA) Building China Modern, has received wide acclaim. She resides in Hong Kong and Essex, England.
Jonathan D. Spence is Sterling Professor of History at Yale University, where he has taught for thirty years. He has been awarded MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. The Search for Modern China won the Lionel Gelber Award and the Kiriyama Book Prize.