Andrew Nguy is interested in the development of Chinese Buddhist liturgies, especially in the late-imperial period. As an Asian Studies major at Pomona College, he joined translation projects and volunteer programs at local Buddhist organizations. Andrew also contributed to didactic panels on poetic names of garden landmarks while working as a curatorial intern at the Chinese Garden at The Huntington Library. During a semester on the Associated Kyoto Program, he began learning Japanese tea ceremony which inspired his Fulbright project on contemporary tea culture in southeast China. Outside of research, Andrew enjoys practicing calligraphy and guqin, watching anime, and drinking tea.