Jingtao (Harry) Gu

Gu, Jiangtao (Harry)

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Research Interests
  • Chinese visual culture
  • Transnational history of photography
  • European imperialism, colonial modernity
  • Historiography, temporal and spatial politics
  • Identity-formation, state-formation
  • Liberal arts pedagogy, digital humanities
Dissertation Project

"Photography as Omen: Chinese Landscape and the Prospective Vision of Empire, 1856-1915"

Publications and Presentations
  • "The Monocultre of Global Capitalism and the State of Contemporary Chinese Art" in Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Volume 3, Number 3, pp. 337-344, Intellect, Ltd., (forthcoming)
  • "Aluss: Photographing Nomadic Life in Northwest China" in Trans Asia Photography Review, Volume 7, Issue 1: Self and Nation, Michigan PublishingFall 2016.
  • “The Future that Will Be: John Thomson’s Geological Prospecting and the Certainty of Historicism” in the 26th Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, Columbia University, Feb.24-25, 2017.
  • "35 Millimeters of Memory: On the Standard of the Vernacular" in The University of Chicago Graduate Student Conference, University of Chicago, October 7-9, 2016.
  • "Beyond 'The Ninth Wave': On the State of Contemporary Chinese Art," Associational for Assian Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, April, 2016
  • “Cuts, Stitches, and Disjunctures: On a 19th Century Panorama of Beijing” in Western Concerence of the Association for Asian Studies, University of Utah, October 9-10, 2015
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
  • Working Group Grant, Central New York Humanities Corridor by an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2017
  • Best Graduate Student Paper Prize, China and Inner Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies, 2016
  • Social Science Research Council DPDF Fellowship, 2016
  • Celeste Heughes Bishop Award for Distinction in Graduate Studies, 2016
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Digital Humanities, 2016-2018
  • Global Scholarship for Research Excellence, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2014)
  • Susan B. Anthony Institute Research Grant, S. B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women Studies (2014)
  • Hobart Heritage Scholar, Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2013)
  • Woodworth Fellowship, Fisher Center for the Study of Men and Women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2012)