My work concerns memory, identity, and in a broad sense, the constitution of religion in the modern world and critical theories of religion.
Prior to joining the Center on Religion and Chinese Society, Purdue University, I taught at the School of Divinity, Edinburgh and worked for the Study of Freedom at St. Antony’s College, Oxford.
My doctoral project examined what Alan Turing, the father of Artificial Intelligence can tell us about spirituality and the meaning of being human in the supposedly secularised Digital Age. Currently I am researching on the concept of love as a political and theological construct in modern China, the cult of Mao, Christian socialism, and the religious origins of communism.
My google scholar page: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=ypMD3qEAAAAJ&hl=en
(Forthcoming) Culinary Memories of Displacement 《時光記憶：12則鄉愁的滋味》(co-authored with Chuanan Hu and Chunghao Kuo). Taipei: Lianjing chubanshe臺北聯經出版社.
(Forthcoming) “Christian Cosmopolitanism” in Republican Shanghai and its Contemporary Implications.
“Alan Turing, Artificial Intelligence and the Reconceptualisation of Human Self-knowledge,” Anthropology Today, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp. 3–7.
“Spirituality’ as reconceptualisation of the self: Alan Turing and his pioneering ideas on artificial intelligence,” Culture and Religion (later featured in the Bulletin for the Study of Religion: http://bulletin.equinoxpub.com/2015/11/theory-religion-series-ting-guo/)
Paradoxical Power of Memory: On Shanghai Homes and Disappearing Shanghai