A study of the global history of Buddhist medicine “from Sarnath to Silicon Valley.” This project contains all the resources needed to teach graduate or upper level undergraduate courses on the connections between Buddhism and medicine. The main argument to the project as a whole is that medicine is central to the religion of Buddhism, and, conversely, that Buddhism has been an vitally important vehicle for transnational exchange of medicine globally.
- 2019, Buddhism & Medicine: An Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Sources (New York: Columbia University Press): Edited collection of 35 chapters by 31 contributors introducing translations of texts and ethnographic transcripts about Buddhist healing in the modern era.
- 2017, Buddhism & Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources (New York: Columbia University Press): Edited collection of 62 chapters by 57 contributors introducing translations of texts about Buddhism and medicine covering much of premodern Asia.
Scholarly articles & chapters
- 2018, “Buddhist Medicine and its Circulation.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History. Ed. David Ludden. New York: Oxford University Press; doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190277727.013.215. [Link]
- 2017, “Cultural Associations of Water in Early Chinese and Indian Religion and Medicine,” Special Issue: Water and Asia, Education About Asia 22.2: 23–28.
- 2015, “Toward a Global History of Buddhism and Medicine,” Buddhist Studies Review 32.1: 35–61.
- 2014, “Medicine,” Oxford Bibliographies Online: Buddhism. doi: 10.1093/obo/9780195393521-0140 Last update: 2018.
Popular press publications
- 2019, “The Mind Cure?,” Tricycle: The Buddhist Review [Tricycle]
- 2016, “Buddhist Medicine,” article simultaneously published in Penn Press Log and Penn Museum Blog [Penn Museum; Penn Press]
- 2016, “Paging Dr. Dharma,” Tricycle: The Buddhist Review [Tricycle; Academia.edu]