I live in London with my husband, beluosus. I have a MSc in Library and information studies (Distinction) from City university and a MA (Distinction) in African/Asian History from SOAS, where I focused on Religion in Imperial China. I am interested in women's history, Taoism and the Tang dynasty. It's my dream to do a PHD in Chinese history, however my Chinese is nowhere near that level yet. So I continue studying.
Although I'm an atheist I'm very much interested in religion and the supernatural, the history of Ghosts in different cultures and women spirit mediums. I am also interested in British history, particularly the Tudors and the Victorian and Edwardian era. I was the historical consultant for the RPG Unhallowed Metropolis. I work as a local history librarian in the East End of London where I get to spend a lot of my time helping people with historical enquires.
In my LJ I try and keep track of what I read as well as practicing my chinese, 中文日记 though the past couple months I've not been doing nearly as much as I should.
If you can see the Chinese characters but can not read them and would like to be amused you can cut and paste them to babelfish which often results in much hilarity.