Chinese Esoteric Buddhism: Amoghavajra, the Ruling Elite, and the Emergence of a Tradition. Columbia University Press, 2019.

History of Buddhism: Facts and Fictions. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA, 2019.

Book Chapters

“The Officer of Merit and Virtue: Esoteric Buddhism and the Tang Government” (working title).  In Buddhist Statecraft in Premodern East Asia. James Benn and Stephanie Balkwill, eds. Leiden: Brill. (in progress)

“Amoghavajra.” In Oxford Encyclopedia of Buddhism. (in progress)

“Amoghavajra.” In Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Vol. II. Major Personages in Myth, Hagiography and Historical Biography. pp 623-629. Leiden: Brill. 2019

“Faith and Realpolitik: Esoteric Buddhism at Mount Wutai.” In One Mountain, Five Peaks. Chen Jinhua and Susan Andrews, eds. Leiden: Brill. (forthcoming)

“The Politics of Esoteric Buddhism: Amoghavajra and the Tang State.” In Tantric Buddhism in Mediaeval Maritime Asia; Networks of Masters, Texts, Icons. Andrea Acri, ed. Instituteof Southeast Asian Studies Press, 2016. pp 123-139.

“Xinyang he xianshi zhengzhi: You Tangyidai Wutai shan de mijiao chuantong.” In Yi shan er wu dingduo xueke, kua fangyu, duo wenhua shiyezhong de Wutai xinyang yanjiu. MiaoJing, Chen Jinhua, and Kuang Guang, eds.Hangzhou: Zhejiang daxue chubanshe, 2016. pp 482-497. 信仰和现实政治:有唐一代五台山的密教传统”妙江,陳金華,寬廣等主編,一山而五頂:多學科、跨方域、多文化視野中的五臺信仰研究。杭州:浙江大學出版社, 2016 年. pp 482-497.

Refereed Articles and Translations

“Buddhist Magical Rites: Buddhist Homa Siddhi in Chinese Sources” (in progress)

“Through a Prism of Barbarism: Amoghavajra and the Non-Han Other in Tang China” (in progress)

“Three Buddhist Texts from Dunhuang: The Scripture on Healing Diseases, the Scripture Urging Goodness, and The New Bodhisattva Scripture.” In Asian Medicine 12. Leiden: Brill, 2017. pp 1-15.

 “Maritime Southeast Asia: The View from Tang–Song China.” Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre Working Paper No 16 (May 2014).

“The Legendary Siege of Anxi: Myth, History, and Truth in Chinese Buddhism.” In Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies. Third Series, No. 15 (Fall 2013)

Review Articles

Review of Davis, Erik W. Deathpower: Buddhism’s Ritual Power in Cambodia. Columbia University Press, 2018. (forthcoming)

Review of Mihwa Choi. Death Rituals and Politics in Northern Song China Death Rituals and Politics in Northern Song China. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. In Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion. August, 2018

Review of Chinese and Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism. Yael Bentor and Meir Shahar, eds. Leiden: Brill, 2017. In The Journal of Chinese Religions. Vol. 46, no. 1 (2018) 71-73

Review of Benjamin Brose. Patrons and Patriarchs: Regional Rulers and Chan Monks During the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2015. In Studies in Chinese Religions. Vol. 2, no. 4 (2016) 422-424.

Review of Stuart Young. Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2015. In The Journal of Asian Studies. Vol. 75, no. 4 (Nov. 2016) 1133-4

Review of Copp, Paul. The Body Incantatory: Spells and the Ritual Imagination in Medieval Chinese Buddhism. In Review of Religion and Chinese Society 3 (2016) 277-279

Review of Donald S. Lopez, Jr. From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha. In The Journal of Buddhist Ethics. Volume 22, 2015.

Review of Poh Yee Wong, Acculturation as Seen Through Buddha’s Birthday Parades in Northern Wei Luoyang: A Micro Perspective on the Making of Buddhism as a World Religion, in Dissertation Reviews. Oct., 2012.