A hyper-active academic, writer, foodie and traveler. I studied Social Anthropology and Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in pursuit of the wisdom of William James and David Hume. Towards the end of my PhD I moved to Oxford, and worked for the European Studies Centre. I then moved to the US to work for Purdue University. Most recently I relocated to Hong Kong.
My interest ranges widely, from food to cinema, from philosophy to arts, anything I feel cryptic or interesting. At the same time i am equally passionate about social issues and causes. For me, the creative mind that ever seeks, reflects and transforms out current condition is what makes us human, as this blog title – “Creative Evolution” indicates. (taken from one of my favourite books, see “Books in My Life”)
I am currently:
- refining my doctoral thesis on Alan Turing and spirituality into a book monograph
- researching on religion and ideology, in particular cosmopolitanism, globalisation, secularism, socialism, and communism
- contributing for various media outlets across Asia, Europe, America and the Middle East.
- My academic research can be found here.
I am a contributor for:
- BBC (Communist Bop, the Colonial history of tea, Magna Carta and so on)
- Los Angeles Review of Books (The Paradoxical Power of Memory)
- openDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/author/ting-guo
- Vision (The Moveable Feast)
- 《Gushi 故事：寫給所有人的歷史》(舊物的故事 ＆ 深夜食堂)
- China Outlook
- Blossoms Everywhere (游城客書)
My own social platforms:
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