From 1998 to 2008, Qiao Jiyan studied economics and the economic history of the PRC at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law. She then taught herself history. She is currently at Harvard to pursue her interest in Chinese intellectual history from a comparative perspective with Mediterranean civilizations.
- East China Normal University
Feng Xiaocai is Professor in the Department of History, East China Normal University. His focus is in twentieth century Chinese history, with a particular emphasis on integrating political, social and economic history. His interests include the interaction of politics and business, nationalism, political mobilization and mass movement, native identities and voluntary associations. He is the author of Merchant movement in The North Expedition, 1924-1930 (Taiwan Commercial Press, 2004) and Business is Business: The Merchants from Jiangsu and Zhejiang Province in Changing Politics (Shanghai Academy of Social Science Press, 2004).