Mark McConaghy – Co-Founding/Senior Editor
Mark McConaghy is a doctoral candidate in the East Asian Studies Department at the University of Toronto, where he is currently completing a dissertation on the limits of modern Chinese literature during the country’s tumultuous Republican Period (1911-1949). He was the recipient of the Joseph Armand-Bombardier Canada Graduate from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada as well as the Taiwan Fellowship from the Republic of China. He has been a visiting scholar at the Academia Sinica’s Institute for Chinese Literature and Philosophy (2012-2013) in Taipei and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (summer 2015) in Beijing. His writing, in Chinese and English, has appeared in Asian Studies Review, The China Story Journal, 漢學研究通訊, The Toronto Review of Books, and Audeamus.
Sean K. Callaghan – Co-Founding/Fiction Editor
Sean K. Callaghan completed his doctoral degree in modern Japanese literature at the University of Toronto. He was the recipient of the Canada Graduate Scholarship (now the Joseph Armand-Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship) from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Japanese Studies Fellowship from the Japan Foundation. His articles can be found in The Toronto Review of Books and Fab Book Reviews. He is a member of the North Shore Writer’s Association and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. He is currently at work on short fiction and novel length work.
James D. Poborsa – Co-Founding Editor
James D. Poborsa is a doctoral candidate in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto, where he is currently completing a dissertation on the history of photography in postsocialist China. He has taught multiple courses on the history, politics, culture, and art of modern East Asia, and was previously a senior visiting scholar at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou (2013-2014) and visiting doctoral researcher at Tsinghua University (2014-2015). His current research extends beyond the history and politics of modern China to explore the cultural politics of transnational aesthetics at the intersection of intellectual history, political theory, and international relations.