研究|Academic Research

My work concerns memory, identity, and in a broad sense, the constitution of religion in the modern world and critical theories of religion.

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 

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

Selected publications:

Book

(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.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

(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

What Is behind the Church Demolitions in Wenzhou?

Coming to Terms with Religion

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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