Born in the North West of England, Luke has always been fascinated by languages. After studying French and German at A-level, he would always look for opportunities to continue his linguistic practice during his time at the University of Manchester, where he studied for his B.Sc. in Biology, and would enjoy reading history in his spare time.

China is an obvious choice for someone looking to branch out from the European sphere of culture and this is exactly what he did. From his reading of Chinese history and knowledge of Europe in relation to that, Luke enjoys bringing alive the interplay of these two forces in the city of Shanghai.

Whilst working as a tour guide for Newman Tours, Luke hopes to continue to improve his Mandarin and explore the city streets of Shanghai.