Mark Leong lives in Beijing. His photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Fortune, The New York Times, and The New Yorker.
Peter Hessler is the author of River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze, which was awarded the prestigious Kiriyama Prize for nonfiction. He lives in Beijing.
Yang Lian has been exiled from China since the political turmoil in 1989. Active on the international literary scene, his poetry has been translated into more than 20 languages. He now lives in London.