A hyper-active academic, writer, foodie and traveler. I studied Social Anthropology and Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh. 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, but always centred around agency, justice, and faith. 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 can be reached at @tingguowrites, Douban, Weibo. I co-host a mandarin podcast #時差podcast (in-betweenness) that amplifies the voice of young Sinophone scholars around the world and reaches to the global academic community. It has caught attention across continents and has been highlighted in Politico, “How a New Wave of Podcasts Is Shaking Up Chinese-Language Media”.