I am Chinese-American and I hail from sunny California. I appreciate the stochastic nature of British weather, at least when it’s not uncomfortably extreme in any way. Outside academia, I play cello and guitar, care for bonsai, and appreciate good wines and teas. I’m a doppel member of the Wine Century Club (meaning I’ve tasted at least 200 distinct varietals), and frequently am asked for winery recommendations in California (here they are). I also appreciate good Armagnac and whiskies in moderation. I enjoy photography, shooting primarily with Sony a MILC when I’m not just messing around with my phone’s camera features; art, numismatics, horology (including assembling my own watches), and technology are other interests. I am also a social scholar at Scholar Social.