Ting GUO

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Gender Studies Programme

  • tghere@hku.hk

  • CRT 9.10


Trained in Religious Studies, Dr. Ting GUO is an active researcher and writer interested in (post)secularism and political religion, and religion and gender, technology, and popular culture. She has published in the Journal of Religion and Film, Culture and Religion, and Implicit Religion, and contributes to LA Review of Books and openDemocracy. She worked for the Dahrendorf Programme for the Study of Freedom at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and was a Templeton postdoctoral fellow at Purdue University before fate brought her to Hong Kong. In addition to teaching, she will be in charge of the Religion Research Initiative of the programme. She is currently writing a book on love as a political discourse in modern China in relation to political and popular religions.

Research Interests

  • Gender and religion
  • Secularism and post-secularism
  • Political religion
  • STS


BPHIL Fudan University;

MSc, PhD University of Edinburgh

Selected Publications

“Double Colonialism and Double Violence: Southern Patriarchy and Church Politics in Hong Kong” (雙重殖民與雙重暴力:香港的父權傳統與教會政治). In #Churchtoo in Hong Kong #churchtoo在香港, edited by Simon Xu Hui Shen. Taipei: Showwe, forthcoming.

“From Radicalism with Love: A Typology of Love in Modern China through the Lens of Political Leaders.” Critical Research on Religion, December 2019.

“Beyond Sing Hallelujah to the Lord: Colonialism, Cold War, Identity-Transformation, and Hong Kong Protests from the Religious Perspective,” Fairbank Center blog, Harvard University, July 2019.

“Dao of the Go: Contextualizing Spirituality and the “Spiritual Impact” of AI,” Implicit Religion, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 233-244, 2017.

“Alan Turing, Artificial Intelligence and the Reconceptualisation of Human Self-knowledge,” Anthropology Today, Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp. 3–7, 2015.

“Spirituality” as Re-Conceptualisation of the Self: Alan Turing and His Pioneering Ideas on Artificial Intelligence,” Culture and Religion, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 269-90, 2015.

“Cloud Atlas,” Journal of Religion and Film 17, No. 2 (2013), Article 14.


GEND1001. Introduction to Gender Studies