A hyper-active academic, writer, foodie and traveler. I studied Social Anthropology and Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in pursuit of the wisdom of William James and David Hume. Towards the end of my PhD I moved to Oxford, and worked for the Darhendorf Programme of Freedom. 3 weeks ago I came to West Lafayette, Indiana, US, to begin a new post at the Center on Religion and Chinese Society, Purdue University.
My interest ranges widely, from food to cinema, from philosophy to arts, anything I feel cryptic or interesting. At the same time i am equally passionate about social issues and causes. For me, the creative mind that ever seeks, reflects and transforms out current condition is what makes us human, as this blog title – “Creative Evolution” indicates. (taken from one of my favourite books, see “Books in My Life”)
I am currently:
- refining my doctoral thesis on Alan Turing and spirituality into a book monograph
- researching on religious citizenship, Christian cosmopolitanism and the religious roots of socialism and communism
- co-authoring a book on memory, war, immigration and food with two brilliant scholars/friends (to be published in Taiwan next year)
- contributing for various media outlets across Asia, Europe, America and the Middle East.
- stalking interesting people and recommending their works on Academia.edu
My academic research can be found here.
I am a contributor for:
- BBC (Communist Bop, the Colonial history of tea, Magna Carta and so on)
- Los Angeles Review of Books (The Paradoxical Power of Memory)
- Vision (The Moveable Feast)
- 《Gushi 故事：寫給所有人的歷史》(舊物的故事 ＆ 深夜食堂)
- China Outlook
- UK Business Post
- Blossoms Everywhere (游城客書)
My own social platforms:
Happy to chat