Akiko Hashimoto (Ph.D., Yale University) is associate professor of sociology and Asian studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her publications include The Gift of Generations: Japanese and American Perspectives on Aging and the Social Contract and Family Support for the Elderly: The International Experience. She is currently working on a book-length study of cultural identity and national memory in post-World War II Japan and Germany.
Charlotte Ikels (Ph.D., University of Hawaii) is professor of anthropology at Case Western Reserve University and an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard University. She is the author of Aging and Adaptation: Chinese in Hong Kong and the United States and The Return of the God of Wealth: The Transition to a Market Economy in Urban China, and is a coauthor of The Aging Experience: Diversity and Commonality across Cultures.
Roger L. Janelli (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is professor of folklore and ethnomusicology, and East Asian languages and cultures at Indiana University. He coauthored Ancestor Worship and Korean Society and Making Capitalism: The Social and Cultural Construction of a South Korean Conglomerate and coedited The Anthropology of Korea: East Asian Perspectives.
Brenda Robb Jenike (Ph.D., UCLA) is a visiting assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests include contemporary Japan, the cultural context of aging, intergenerational relations, gender ideology, social welfare, and person-centered ethnography. Her previous publications examine the perspective of family caregivers in Japan.
Jun Jing (Ph.D., Harvard University) is on the faculty at the City University of New York and of Tsinghua University. He is the author of The Temple of Memories: History, Power, and Morality in a Chinese Village and editor of Feeding China’s Little Emperors: Food, Children, and Social Change.
Sung-chul Kim earned his doctorate in anthropology from the University of Washington. He is currently on the faculty of Inje University in Kimhae, South Korea.
Eric T. Miller is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh and administrative coordinator of the China Law Center at Yale Law School. His primary research interests in China are aging, intergenerational relationships, and popular religion.
Clark Sorensen (Ph.D., University of Washington) is associate professor of Asian studies at the Jackson School of International Studies and director of the Korean Regional Studies Program at the University of Washington. He is author of Over the Mountains are Mountains: Korean Peasant Households and Their Adaptations to Rapid Industrialization as well as numerous articles on East Asian family organization, social stratification, social change, and values.
John W. Traphagan (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh) is assistant professor of Asian studies, research associate of the Population Research Center, and research affiliate of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Taming Oblivion: Aging Bodies and the Fear of Senility in Japan and coeditor of Demographic Change and the Family in Japan’s Aging Society and is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology.
Danyu Wang (Ph.D., Brown University) is a staff member at MIT Sloan School of Management. She has published papers on family change and household survival strategies in (post) socialist China.
Martin King Whyte (Ph.D., Harvard University) is professor of sociology at Harvard University. He has conducted research on a large range of features of grassroots social life in contemporary China.
Dawnhee Yim (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is professor of history at Dongguk University in Seoul. She is the author of the Korean-language Explorations in American Culture and coauthor of Ancestor Worship and Korean Society and Making Capitalism: The Social and Cultural Construction of a South Korean Conglomerate.
Hong Zhang (Ph.D., Columbia University) is assistant professor of East Asian studies at Colby College, Maine. Her research interests include family and gender relations, kinship and marriage, social transformations, changing patterns of eldercare, and new family-building strategies in contemporary China. She was guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Chinese Sociology and Anthropology on “Eldercare Issues in Contemporary China.”