Xiaobing Li. Professor of History at the University of Central Oklahoma. Author of China's Battle for Korea: The 1951 Spring Offensive (Indiana UP, 2014), editor of China at War: An Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO, 2012), and author or co-author of several other books.

Peter Lorge. Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. Author of The Reunification of China: Peace through War under the Song Dynasty (Cambridge UP, 2015) and author or editor of several other books.

Kenneth Swope. Professor of History at the University of Southern Mississippi. Author of three books and numerous articles on Ming military history. His most recent book, On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition, was published by University of Nebraska Press in 2018.

Harold Tanner. Professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of North Texas. His most recent books are Where Chiang Kai-shek Lost China: The Liao-Shen Campaign, 1948 (Indiana UP, 2015), and The Battle for Manchuria and the Fate of China: Siping, 1946 (Indiana UP, 2013).

David A. Graff, Pickett Professor of Military History at Kansas State University. Author of Medieval Chinese Warfare, 300-900 (Routledge, 2002) and The Eurasian Way of War (Routledge, 2016) and co-editor of the Journal of Chinese Military History.