Egyptology, archaeology, life in Asia, America, and the Middle East, music, thoughts, and ideas. From the perspective of an independent academic and traveller.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
A Review of "Washing the Book"!
I am pleased that the Hong Kong Blogs Review site has recommended this blog. I also appreciate their comment about colonialist attitudes among foreigners here, which are far too prevalent in this former colony. Cantonese has idioms for speaking only praises of Hong Kong (cheung ho Heung Gong, or "singing Hong Kong well"), or speaking ill of it (cheungseuiHeung Gong). When I sing of it, I hope to sing well, or at least in key- though I have lots of other songs to sing as well!
Egyptologist, archaeologist, and citizen of the world. I've been working in Egypt at the sacred site of Abydos since 1988, and now direct my own excavation, which centers on the monuments of King Ahmose (ca 1550-1525 BC). I've taught at universities, worked in museums, and travelled a lot. Right now, I'm living between New York City and Hong Kong, with lots of travel on the side. I'm interested in a lot of topics aside from ancient and modern Egypt, however, including all periods of art, art history theory, narrative, languages ancient and modern, and performing arts such as theater, puppetry, and music. Another huge fascination is the religion and culture of India- a place I have not yet visited. Life seems to hold lots of mysteries yet!