Stephen Platt & Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Stephen Platt is the author of Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War. Jeffrey Wasserstrom is the author of China in the 21st Century and co-editor of Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land.

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