Scholarly monographs & edited volumes
- 2021, A Global History of Buddhism & Medicine (New York: Columbia University Press): Monograph summarizing a decade of research on Buddhist medicine, and accompanying the 2017 and 2019 anthologies.
- 2020, Buddhist Healing in Medieval China and Japan (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press), co-edited with Andrew Macomber: Edited collection of essays with local and global perspectives on Buddhist healing in medieval East Asia.
- 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.
- 2016, Traditional Thai Medicine: Buddhism, Animism, Yoga, Ayurveda, Revised edition (Bangkok: White Lotus Press): Brief introduction to history and contemporary practice of traditional Thai medicine, with emphasis on cross-cultural influences and medical pluralism. (First edition: Hohm Press, 2007.)
- 2014, Translating Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press): Significantly revised version of my PhD dissertation, focusing on the translations strategies/tactics utilized in the introduction and assimilation of Indian medicine in medieval China.
Scholarly articles & chapters
(To download PDFs, see my Academia.edu page)
- 2021, “Buddhist Healthcare in Philadelphia: An Ethnographic Experiment in Student-Centered, Engaged, and Inclusive Pedagogy.” Religions 12.6. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12060420
- 2021, “The Role of Buddhist Studies in Fostering Metadisciplinary Conversations and Improving Pedagogical Collaborations.” Religions 12.1. https://dx.doi.org/ 10.3390/rel12010001
- 2020, “Countercurrents and Counterappropriations: The Role of Mindfulness in Traditional Korean Medicine,” Asian Medicine 15.2: 291–300.
- 2019, “Varieties of Buddhist Healing in Multiethnic Philadelphia,” Religions 10.48. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10010048.
- 2018, “A Missing Link in the History of Chinese Medicine: A Research Note on the Medical Contents in the Chinese Buddhist Taishō Tripiṭaka,” East Asian Science, Medicine, and Technology 47: 93–119.
- 2018, “‘This Fathom-Long Body’: Bodily Materiality & Ascetic Ideology in Medieval Chinese Buddhist Scriptures,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 92: 237–60.
- 2018, “Healing and/or Salvation? The Relationship Between Religion and Medicine in Medieval Chinese Buddhism,” Working Paper Series of the HCAS: Multiple Secularities — Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities 4. [Open Access]
- 2017, “Medicine in the Chinese Buddhist Canon: Selected Translations.” Asian Medicine 12.1/2: 79–294. (Co-authored with four other contributors.)
- 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.
- 2017, “Honoring the Teachers, Constructing the Tradition: The Role of History and Religion in the Waikrū Ceremony of a Thai Traditional Medicine Hospital,” in Hans Pols, Michele Thompson, and John Harley Warner (eds.), Translating the Body: Medical Education in Southeast Asia (Singapore: National University of Singapore Press).
- 2015, “Reexamining the Categories and Canons of Chinese Buddhist Healing,” Journal of Chinese Buddhist Studies 28: 35–66.
- 2014, “Medicine,” Oxford Bibliographies Online: Buddhism. Last update: 2018. DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780195393521-0140 [Link]
- 2013, “Fields of Merit, Harvests of Health: Some Notes on the Role of Medical Karma in the Popularization of Buddhism in Early Medieval China,” Asian Philosophy 23.4: 341–9.
- 2011, “Indian Influence on Chinese Medicine through Buddhism,” in World History Encyclopedia, Oxford: ABC-CLIO.
- 2009, “The Buddhist Medicine King in Literary Context: Reconsidering an Early Medieval Example of Indian influence on Chinese Medicine and Surgery,” History of Religions 48.3: 183-210.
(Please cite the updated versions instead.)
- 2018, “Buddhist Medicine and its Circulation.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History. Ed. David Ludden. New York: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190277727.013.215 [This is essentially a summary of Buddhism & Medicine: A Global History.]
- 2015, “Toward a Global History of Buddhism and Medicine,” Buddhist Studies Review 32.1: 35–61. [Revised version appears in Buddhism & Medicine: A Global History, particularly chapter 5.]
- 2014, “Buddhism & Medicine in East Asian History,” Religion Compass 8.8: 239–50. [Revised partial version appears in the Buddhism & Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources, Introduction.]
- 2013, “‘On Eliminating Disease’: Translations of the Medical Chapter from the Chinese Versions of the Sutra of Golden Light,” eJournal of Indian Medicine 6 (1): 21–43. [Revised version appears in Buddhism & Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources, ch. 4.]
- 2012, “‘Treating Illness’: Translation of a Chapter from a Medieval Chinese Buddhist Meditation Manual by Zhiyi (538–597),” Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity 7.2: 461–73. [Revised version appears in Buddhism & Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources, ch. 37.]
- 2010–11, “Mixing Metaphors: Translating the Indian Medical Doctrine Tridoṣa in Chinese Buddhist Sources,” Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity 6.1: 55–74. [Revised version appears in Translating Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China, ch. 2.]
- 2010, “‘A Flock of Ghosts Bursting Forth and Scattering’: Healing Narratives in a Sixth-Century Chinese Buddhist Hagiography,” East Asian Science Technology & Medicine 32: 89–120. [Revised version appears in Buddhist Healing in Medieval China and Japan, ch. 1]
- 2019, “The Mind Cure?,” essay review of three recent scholarly books in Tricycle: The Buddhist Review (Fall issue).
- 2018, Review of David L. McMahan and Erik Braun (eds.). Meditation, Buddhism, and Science. Oxford University Press, 2017. In Reading Religion, http://readingreligion.org/books/meditation-buddhism-and-science.
- 2016, Review of Stuart Young, Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China, Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press. In Numen 63: 607–11.
- 2016, Review of Paul Copp. The Body Incantatory: Spells and the Ritual Imagination in Medieval Chinese Buddhism, New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. In Religious Studies Review 42.2.
- 2016, Review of Janet Gyatso. Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet, New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. In Bulletin of the History of Medicine 90.1.
- 2015, Review of Vargas-O’Bryan, Ivette, and Zhou Xun, Disease, Religion, and Healing in Asia: Collaborations and Collisions, London and New York: Routledge, 2015. In History of Science in South Asia 3.
- 2013, Review of TJ Hinrichs and Linda L. Barnes (eds.), Chinese Medicine and Healing: An Illustrated History, Cambridge and London: Belknap Press, 2013. In Jour-nal of Asian Studies 72.4.
- 2013, Review of James McHugh, Sandalwood and Carrion: Smell in Indian Religion and Culture, New York: Oxford University Press. In Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 87.2.
- 2012, Review of Catherine Despeux (ed.) 2010, Médecine, religion, et société dans la Chine médiévale: Étude de manuscrits chinois de Dunhuang et de Turfan, Paris: Collège de France, Institut des Hautes Études Chinoises. In Asian Medicine 7.2.
- 2009, Review of Laila Williamson and Serinity Young, Body and Spirit: Tibetan Medical Paintings, New York: University of Washington Press, 2009. In Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 83.3.
- 2009, Review of Linda L. Barnes, Needles, Herbs, Gods and Ghosts: China, Healing and the West to 1848, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005. In American Ethnologist, 36.4.
- 2007, Review of Vivienne Lo and Christopher Cullen (eds.), Medieval Chinese Medicine: The Dunhuang Medical Manuscripts, London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2005. In Medical History, 51.1.
- 2006, Review of Donald S. Lopez, The Madman’s Middle Way: Reflections on the Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2006. In Asian Studies Review, 30.4.
- 2006, Review of Srinivas Aravamudan, Guru English: South Asian Religion in a Cosmopolitan Language, Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2006. In Asian Studies Review, 30.3.
- 2006, Review of Shantosh Jatrana, Mika Toyota, and Brenda S.A. Yeoh, eds., Migration and Health in Asia, London and New York: Routledge, 2005. In Asian Studies Review, 30.2.