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 political religion in Europe and Asia.
I write bilingually and contribute for outlets including Los Angeles Review of Books.
Currently I am working on 1) a project on how “ai” (愛 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 on Twitter.
My google scholar page: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=ypMD3qEAAAAJ&hl=en