Calvin graduated from the National University of Singapore with a BA (Honours) in History and a minor in China Studies.

While his research is primarily in the field of modern Chinese intellectual history, he is also interested in Arctic sustainability, governance, and geopolitics. Ever since his teacher encouraged him to write his first poem, he has been composing them by way of capturing moments in time—as historians do. He hopes to pay it forward by sharing his passion for history as a public school teacher.

Calvin is currently pursuing a master’s in Regional Studies–East Asia at Harvard University.