China, Chi, and Chicanery

Peter Huston

Peter Huston

Peter Huston was very active in organized skepticism in the 1990s contributing many articles and reviews to the Skeptical Inquirer and other publications, as well as serving as an officer of the Inquiring Skeptics of Upper New York during that period. He is the author of four books. Two of these, Scams from the Great Beyond and More Scams from the Great Beyond, dealt with skeptical subjects using humor. His other books are Tongs, Gangs, and Triads—Chinese Crime Groups in North America, and Excess Emotional Baggage—An Amazing, Semi-true, post-industrial, pulp-fiction, adventure tale of Schenectady, a novel. He has a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Cornell and a second masters from the University at Albany in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. His Cornell Master’s thesis focused on the Peking Man paleontological digs and the history of Western science in China.