Philosopher, speaker and poet, Lee studied philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, before moving to the University of Chicago. He completed his best-known book, Lee Tin Ming's Art Of Thinking, in 1991 and is now working on another. Following its publication, he will continue his enjoyment of classical music and martial arts, specialising in knife-throwing. Favourite book: Guava Flower I-Ching by Lau Tak-sin, from the Ming dynasty. It is a blend of the most important and useful ideas from Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Magazine: Magazines with my interviews in. Film: The Godfather, Parts I & II, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, for their poetic rhythms. And Pastoral Hide And Seek by Shuji Terayama, for its reflection of the subconsciousness. Also works by Akira Kurosawa, who will always be one of my favourites. CD: I am a big fan of Rachmaninoff's piano concertos, numbers one to three. I am also a fan of Western classics, such as Beethoven, Bach and Mozart. I also love the old Chinese opera Sound Of The Exiles. Car: My Mitsubishi Colt - it's powerful but only cost $120,000 and has been with me for six years. I occasionally I still use it for a road racing. Place to take a guest in Hong Kong: Any of the restaurants or cafes near my home, or a few days' break in Tai O or Mui Wo on Lantau, where we can sit up all night chatting. Way to keep fit: I never exercise. Way to spend a Sunday: Frankly, I can seldom distinguish between Sunday and any other day of the week, so I would just sit quietly at home, watching TV or doing nothing at all. Occasionally, I might go for a drive in the New Territories. Holiday destination: The Silk road, Dunhuang and the Gobi desert. I've always liked desolate and forlorn places, which I believe might have something to do with my past life. I also long to revisit the West Lake in Hangzhou. Scent: The incomparable scent of autumn, and the smell of a watermelon. Cosmetic/beauty product: Water. I never use any facial cleanser, and I have no idea which shampoo and soap I am now using - my wife takes care of all that. Accessory: A keyring with a small, multi-functional knife. I don't even wear my wedding ring, because my wife thinks I'll lose it. Hairdresser: I've been cutting my own hair with a half-comb, half-scissors gadget since my first year in Chicago. Meal: Nissin instant noodles, the plain-flavoured ones in the red packet. They taste best without canned meat and sausages. I always finish the last drop of soup, it tastes better than shark's fin. Restaurant: Any cafe that serves condensed milk and buttered toast and Coca-Cola. Alcoholic drink: I've never liked alcohol very much - so friends come to me when they want someone to drink with. If I do drink, I would choose brandy, red wine or mao tai. Shop: My wife does all the shopping. I have rarely even visited a bookshop since about 1993 because I have so many books in the house, I'll never find time to finish them all. And I get sent a lot. Artist: Beethoven, Bach and Mozart are the three greatest artists to my mind - I like Beethoven best, for his nine symphonies and piano concertos. Designer: I couldn't name one. Person: Lau Tak-sin, a martyr in the Ming Dynasty who died standing up for his beliefs. I admire him for his character, his personal history and his genuine understanding of Confucianism and Taoism. He was a perfect blend of both. You wouldn't believe how many scholars nowadays are phonies.