Kathy LeMons Walker is professor emeritus, Department of History, Temple University. Her research interests include modern Chinese social and economic history; the political economy of the Third World; theories of social change; nondevelopmentalist alternative histories; women and work; comparative women’s history; peasant studies; comparative revolutions; and imperialism. She has authored Chinese Modernity and the Peasant Path: Semicolonialism in the Northern Yangzi Delta (1999). She has also contributed several journal articles. Professor Walker received the Krishna Bharadwaj Prize, awarded for best article of the year by a returning author, from The Journal of Peasant Studies for her article “Gangster Capitalism and Peasant Politics in China: The Last Twenty Years” (2006)