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Colin Legerton graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Chinese language and literature. He spent a year in Urumqi studying Uyghur and mentoring western China’s only baseball team and later produced Diamond in the Dunes, a documentary film that tells their story. He has worked as a Chinese-English translator and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Central Asian studies at Indiana University, with a focus on Uyghur literature.
Jacob Rawson has lived and studied in Yokohama and Beijing. After graduating from Lewis and Clark College with a degree in Chinese and Japanese languages, he taught at a high school in rural South Korea as a Fulbright fellow. Now back in the States, he has given presentations on China’s ethnic minorities and the Korean minority in Japan. He is working toward a master’s degree in Chinese and Korean linguistics at the University of Washington.