Pioneers collects interviews of more than 10 contemporary historians from home and abroad. Experts interviewed in the book are all the pioneers in their own fields, who contribute to the foundation or improvement for the subject. In these interviews, the interviewees look back to their academic life, comment, rethink the researches of history in current time and indicate the ways of the future of the subject. When reading, just like talk them face to face, readers may obtain joy and harvest, i.e. a single conversation across the table with a wise man worth a months study of book.