Andrew S. Erickson is assistant professor of strategic studies in the Naval War College’s Strategic Research Department. He earned his PhD in 2006 at Princeton University, with a dissertation on Chinese aerospace de- velopment. He has worked for Science Applications In- ternational Corporation (as a Chinese translator), as well as at the U.S. embassy in Beijing and the American consulate in Hong Kong. His publications include con- tributions to Comparative Strategy and to (for the Na- val War College Press) Newport Papers 22, China’s Nuclear Force Modernization (2005), and 26, Repos- turing the Force: U.S. Overseas Presence in the Twenty-first Century (2006).
Andrew R. Wilson is professor of strategy and policy at the Naval War College. He received his PhD in history and East Asian languages from Harvard University and is the author of numerous articles on Chinese military history, Chinese seapower, and Sun Tzu’s Art of War. He is also the author or editor of two books on the Chinese overseas, Ambition and Identity: Chinese Merchant- Elites in Colonial Manila, 1885–1916, and The Chi- nese in the Caribbean. Recently he has been involved in editing a multivolume history of the China War, 1937– 1945, and a conference volume entitled War and Virtual War, and he is completing a new translation of the Art of War. Among his other duties at the Naval War College, Professor Wilson is a founding member of the Asia- Pacific Studies Group.