研究|Academic Research

I received my PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Edinburgh and have worked for the European Studies Centre, University of Oxford and the Department of Sociology, Purdue University. I am interested in questions of human autonomy and political freedom within the conjunctions of religion, culture, and society, and how the structure of world powers is manifested in the intellectual interpretations of critical social theory and philosophy.

I also write bilingually and contribute for outlets including Los Angeles Review of Books.

Currently I am working on a project on how “love” as an affective concept made its way into the Chinese vocabulary where previously such meaning was absent, and the ways in which it has been appropriated as a political discourse and a social force in modern China.

I can be reached at @tingguowrites.

My google scholar page: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=ypMD3qEAAAAJ&hl=en 

academia.edu: https://purdue.academia.edu/TingGUO

Selected publications:

Book

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.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

(Forthcoming) Dao of the Go: Contextualizing “Spirituality”, “Intelligence”, and the Human Self. Special issue in Implicit Religion.

(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

柏林牆的倒下與重建──前東德成人儀式的意義 The “Walls” and the Rites of Passage in East Germany and China

Book Review of Van der Veer (2014) The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

A Tale of Two Cities: Shanghai and Hong Kong

Cloud Atlas

Book Review: Hegel’s political agenda in his philosophy of religion: Thomas A. Lewis, Religion, Modernity, and Politics in Hegel

A Sweeping Religious Humanity: Jens Zimmermann, Humanism and Religion: A Call for the Renewal of Western Culture

Hume’s Irreligious Riddle in Treatise of Man

Review of J.Wentzel van Huyssteen and Erik P.Wiebe (eds.), In Search of Self: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Personhood

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