I would like to thank all those who have been a part of this project:
My students Nina Li, Niko Nikov, and Paisley McKenzie who read the short stories , developed a glossary of terms and answered the questions about the texts.
My colleague Dr. Robert Miller who supported this project very kindly.
My colleagues from UBC library Amanda Grey and Erin Fields and my students Mingyuan Zhu and Xie Liqi who helped me to create and edit this open textbook.
I also gratefully acknowledge the financial support for this project provided by the UBCV OER Fund.