Isao Takei, an associate professor at Nihon University, Japan, earned a master’s degree from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include racial and ethnic relations, social stratification, and Japanese studies. He has published numerous articles focusing on Asian Americans and Japanese and American cultures.
Jon P. Alston is emeritus professor of sociology at Texas A&M University and a former Fulbright Scholar who has taught in China and France. His published works include A Business Guide to China, A Practical Guide to French Business, The American Samurai, and The Scientific Case against Scientific Creationism.