and Deborah

JAMES FALLOWS is the author of China Airborne, Postcards from Tomorrow Square, and Looking at the Sun: The Rise of the New East Asian Economic and Political System. He is based in Washington, D.C., as a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, where he has worked for nearly 35 years. James has won the National Magazine Award for his 2002 story Iraq: The Fifty-First State? warning about the consequences of invading Iraq. He has also won the American Book Award for nonfiction for his book National Defense and a N.Y. Emmy award for the documentary series Doing Business in China

DEBORAH FALLOWS is the author of Dreaming in Chinese and a linguistics expert. Her writing on women, education, work, and travel has appeared in, among others, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and Newsweek.