Alex Ulam is a journalist who focuses on architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning issues and housing. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Discover, Macleans,The National Post of Canada, and Archaeology.
Jonathan Unger is director of the Contemporary China Centre at Australian National University. The most recent of his 14 books is Chen Village: Revolution to Globalization, co-authored with Anita Chan and Richard Madsen. Unger is lead author of a chapter in Wal-Mart in China on the conditions of employees at Chinese Wal-Marts.
Urvashi Vaid is the director of the Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law. This article is adapted from her forthcoming book, Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Limits of LGBT Politics, which will be published in July by Magnus Books.