About

My name is Gu Jiangtao. I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. My research focuses on the representational politics of space and time in modern and contemporary China. My dissertation An Imminent Prospect: Photographing Modernity in Late Imperial and Early Republican China, 1856-1826 examines the role photography played in the formation of colonial modernity in China in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. It received supportfrom a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council and a Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship. My second project Post-Colonial Remediations looks at how contemporary Hong Kong-based artists use new media technologies to create works that rearticulate the city’s tumorous histories under colonialism for the past two hundred years. My works are published by the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (Intellect Ltd.) and the Trans Asia Photography Review (Michigan Publishing). During 2016-2018, I was also an Andrew W. Fellow in Digital Humanities.