Alan Macfarlane is Professor of Anthropological Science, University of Cambridge, and Life Fellow, King’s College Cambridge. In 1986 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. He was born in Assam, India, and his work covers Britain, India, China and Japan. Throughout his distinguished career, Alan Macfarlane has published widely in history and anthropology. His publications include Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England (1970,1999) Routledge, London; Resources and Population (1976) CUP; The Origins of English Individualism (1978) Blackwell, Oxford; A Guide to English Historical Records (1983) CUP; The Culture of Capitalism (1987) Blackwell, Oxford; The Savage Wars of Peace (1997) Blackwell, Oxford; Green Gold: The Empire of Tea (2003) (with Iris Macfarlane) Ebury Press, London.