Jinsong Guo studies premodern Chinese intellectual history and history of science. He particularly focuses on the making of "numerical" knowledge, including astronomy, chronology, mathematics, etc., in relation with scholarly practices and political agendas. He is also interested in book history and historiography. He is now writing his dissertation with the working title "Numerical Knowledge and Textual Culture in China, 1000-1400."
Jinsong received a B.S. in astronomy from Nanjing University and a M.A. in early imperial Chinese history from Beijing University.