Prior to his appointment at the Central University of Nationalities, Dr. Zhang was a Fulbright scholar in the department of anthropology at Stanford University. He has done ethnological fieldwork with Yi, Muslim, Tibetan, and numerous other minorities in China. He was also the consultant on anthropology to the Ford Foundation in China and to the Chinese State Commission.
Ian Johnson is a Beijing-based writer who contributes regularly to The New York Review of Books and The New York Times, and also advises the Journal of Asian Studies. In 2001, when he was a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, he won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of China. His reporting from China has also been honored by the Asia Society, Overseas Press Club, and the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the author of Wild Grass: Three Stories of Change in Modern China; A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West; and a forthcoming book on China’s religious revival.