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 religion and ideology, in particular comparative studies of secularism, socialism, and communism in Europe and Asia. I also study 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 write bilingually and contribute for outlets including Los Angeles Review of Books.
Currently I am working on 1) 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 2) a book project (to be published in 簡體 & 繁體) on the political, religious, and social context of art movements in early modern and modern Britain for the Sinosphere.
I can be reached at @tingguowrites.
My google scholar page: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=ypMD3qEAAAAJ&hl=en
Culinary Memories of Displacement 《食光記憶：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) 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