Steven I. Levine is a long-time student and scholar of East Asian affairs. He was educated at Brandeis and Harvard Universities and is fluent in Russian and Chinese. He has written and co-edited several books on Chinese history and politics, published scores of chapters, articles, and review essays, and translated several books on china from Russian and Chinese into English. His latest book, The Arc of Empire: America's War in Eastern Asia, 1899-1973, co-authored with Michael H. Hunt, will be published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2012. His co-edited translation from Chinese of Ye Zicheng, Inside China's Grand Strategy: The Perspective From the People's Republic, was published by the University Press of Kentucky in 2010.