Bruce Reynolds was educated at Exeter, Yale (BA) and the University of Michigan (PhD). The author of dozens of scholarly books and articles, he has been introducing undergraduates to East Asia and to economics for more than thirty years, first at Union College and (since 2001) at the University of Virginia. He has lived through China’s emergence into the modern world: he was one of the first Americans to visit the People’s Republic (just one year after Nixon) and one of the first scholars to live and do research there. He has created or led student programs in Japan,China,Vietnam and Tibet. (One UVa group slept out overnight in a guard tower on the Great Wall!) Through a lifetime of study, teaching and travelling around the world, he has become fluent in Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese. An avid outdoorsman, he recently returned from a wilderness canoe trip on Alaska’s Noatak River.