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About Ting Guo

Ting Guo received her PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Edinburgh and has worked for the European Studies Centre, University of Oxford and the Center on Religion and Chinese Society, Purdue University. She writes bilingually and is the feature editor for sobooks.tw and contributor for Los Angeles Review of Books. She can be reached at @tingguowrites and https://ting902.com/.

Articles by Ting Guo

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Cyber-feminism in China: between expression and oppression

In early 2017, a young woman's experiences of violence went viral on Weibo. Her case demonstrates the paradox of social media in China.

The first transgender celebrity in China and her sexist dating show

Jin Xing is a progressive icon, and the first person to openly undergo gender reassignment surgery in China. Why is she now hosting a show that helps parents select docile daughters-in-law?

Questioning rape in China

China is witnessing more and more spontaneous protests and online discussions against rape and the deeper structural issues that lie behind questions of sexuality.

China's "leftover women" and the left-out system

Can a skin brand “change your destiny” in a socially empowering way? A video titled ‘Marriage Market Takeover’ seems to have done a good job, but not without an underlying agenda. 

The end of China’s one child policy: the right to reproduce and the right to live well

China's one-child policy fundamentally changed the most intimate aspects of Chinese lives. It's removal last month may have been more welcome if structural forces did not remain that continue to stifle the ability of individuals and families to build lives of their own choosing.

Blood brides: feminist activists cracking China’s patriarchal order

With echoes of Russia's Pussy Riot, the arrest of five young women on the eve of International Women’s Day drew attention to the feminist activist movements simmering below the surface in China.

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