I'm Professor of Asian Studies and Canada Research Chair in Chinese Thought and Embodied Cognition at the University of British Columbia, and was educated at Princeton, Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley. My areas of specialty include Chinese thought, comparative religion, cognitive science, and the relationship between the sciences and the humanities. In addition to over twenty academic journal articles in a range of fields, I've written several scholarly books, including What Science Offers the Humanities and a translation of the Analects of Confucius. My first book for a popular audience, Trying Not to Try, comes out from Crown (Random House) in March 2014.
After living most of my life in the States (New Jersey, then California for 16 years), I'm now a U.S.-Canada dual citizen and live in Vancouver with my wife and daughter.
You can find out more about my work and the various research projects that I'm involved in at my UBC homepage: http://eslingerland.arts.ubc.ca/