Alumni

Chladek, Michael. Making Monks, Making Men: The Role of Buddhist Monasticism in Shaping Northern Thai Identities. 2017.

Brennan, Joy C. Like a Lotus in Muddy Water: Achieving Purity in an Impure World According to the Yogacara-Vijnanavada Three Natures Theory. 2015.

Harter, Pierre-Julien. Buddhas in the Making: Path, Perfectibility, and Gnosis in the Abhisamayālaṅkāra Literature. 2015.

Lee, Seunghye. Arts of Enshrining: The Making of Relics and Bodies in Chinese and Korean Buddhist Art from the 10th to the 14th Centuries. 2013.

Choi, Sun-ah. Quest for the True Visage: Sacred Images in Medieval Chinese Buddhist Art and the Concept of Zhen. 2012. 

Schonthal, Benjamin. Ruling Religion: Buddhism, Politics and Law in Contemporary Sri Lanka. 2012.

Li, Yuhang. Gendered Materialization: An Investigation of Women’s Artistic and Literary Reproductions of Guanyin in Late Imperial China. 2011. 

Nair, Urmila. When the Sun’s Rays Are As Shadows: The Nechung Rituals and the Politics of Spectacle in Tibetan Exile. 2010.

Cassaniti, Julia. Control in a World of Change: Emotion and Morality in a Northern Thai Town. 2009.

Davis, Erik W. Treasures of the Buddha: Imagining Death and Life in Contemporary Cambodia. 2009.

Turner, Alicia M. Buddhism, Colonialism and the Boundaries of Religion: Theravada Buddhism in Burma, 1885-1920. 2009.

Choi, Mihwa. Contesting Imaginaires in Death Rituals During the Northern Song Dynasty. 2008.

Pagis, Michal. Cultivating Selves: Vipassana Meditation and the Microsociology of Experience. 2008.

Shirkey, Jeffrey C. The Moral Economy of the Petavatthu: Hungry Ghosts and Theravāda Buddhist Cosmology. 2008.

Debreczeny, Karl. Ethnicity and Esoteric Power: Negotiating the Sino-Tibetan Synthesis in Ming Buddhist Painting. 2007.

Wang, Yudong. Figures En Buste in Medieval China: Three Studies. 2007.

Borchert, Thomas A. Educating Monks: Buddhism, Politics and Freedom of Religion On China’s Southwest Border. 2006.

Kyan, Winston. The Body and the Family: Filial Piety and Buddhist Art in Late Medieval China. 2006. 

Lin, Wei-cheng. Building a Sacred Mountain: Buddhist Monastic Architecture in Mount Wutai During the Tang Dynasty, 618-907 C.E. 2006.

Clairmont, David A. Moral Motivation and Comparative Ethics: Bonaventure, Buddhaghosa, and the Problem of Material Simplicity. 2005.

Bledsoe, Bronwen. Written in Stone: Inscriptions of the Kathmandu Valley’s Three Kingdoms. 2004.

Carbine, Jason A. An Ethic of Continuity: Shwegyin Monks and the Sāsana in Contemporary Burma/Myanmar. 2004.

Gifford, Julie A. Picturing the Path: The Visual Rhetoric of Barabudur. 2004.

Lee, Sonya S. Nirvana Imagery in Medieval Chinese Art. 2004.

Lingley, Kate A. Widows, Monks, Magistrates, and Concubines: Social Dimensions of Sixth-century Buddhist Art Patronage. 2004.

Nance, Richard F. Models of Teaching and the Teaching of Models: Contextualizing Indian Buddhist Commentary. 2004.

Gold, Jonathan C. Intellectual Gatekeeper: Sa-Skya Paṇḍita Envisions the Ideal Scholar. 2003.

Rotman, Andy. Monks, Merchants, and a Moral Economy: Visual Culture and the Practice of Faith in the Divyāvadāna. 2003.

Arnold, Daniel A. Mīmāṃsakas and Mādhyamikas against the Buddhist Epistemologists: A Comparative Study of Two Indian Answers to the Question of Justification. 2002.

Beise, Kristin A. A Critical Analysis of Buddhist Inclusivism Towards Religious Others. 2002.

Grieve, Gregory P. The Practice of Everyday Religion in Bhaktapur, Nepal. 2002.

Jones, Katherine J. Dispositions and Persons in the Ontologies of Vasubandhu and Richard Swinburne. 2002.

Ulrich, Katherine E. Divided Bodies: Corporeal and Metaphorical Dismemberment and Fragmentation in South Asian Religions. 2002.

Veidlinger, Daniel M. Spreading the Dhamma: The Written Word and the Transmission of Pali Texts in Pre-modern Northern Thailand. 2002.

Patil, Parimal G. Necessity, Naming, and the Existence of Īśvara. 2001.

Capper, Daniel S., Jr. Why Do Americans Practice Tibetan Buddhism? 2000.

D’Amato, Mario. The Mahāyāna-Hīnayāna Distinction in the Mahāyānasūtrālamkāra: A Terminological Analysis. 2000.

Zhou, Bokan. The Translation of the Dazhidulun: Buddhist Evolution in China in the Early Fifth Century. 2000.

Chen, Pi-Yen. Morning and Evening Service: The Practice of Ritual, Music, and Doctrine in the Chinese Buddhist Monastic Community. 1999.

Cozad, Laurie. The Orthodox Roots of Indian Snake Worship: An Examination of the Hindu and Buddhist Textual Traditions. 1999.

Collier, Nicholson T. Ornamenting Intentions: Intention and Implication in Buddhist Hermeneutics. 1998.

Egge, James R. Sacrifice and Purification: The Meanings of Religious Giving in Theravāda Buddhism. 1998.

Hatfield, Donald J. W. Disappearing in the Crowd, or How Taiwanese Pilgrimages Became Culture. 1997.

Metcalf, Franz A. Why Do Americans Practice Zen Buddhism? 1997.

Blackburn, Anne M. The Play of the Teaching in the Life of the Sasana: Sārārthadīpanī in Eighteenth-century Sri Lanka. 1996.

Kaminishi Ikumi. Etoki: The Art and Rhetoric of Pictorial Exegesis. 1996.

Kinnard, Jacob N. Wisdom Divine: The Visual Representation of Prajñā in Pāla-period Buddhism. 1996.

Schattschneider, Ellen L. Circuits of Discipline: Production, Reproduction, and the Work of the Gods in Tsugaru (Northern Japan). 1996. 

Tsiang, Katherine R. Bodies of Buddhas and Princes At the Xiangtangshan Caves: Image, Text, and Stūpa in Buddhist Art of the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577). 1996.

Deegalle Mahinda, Ven. Baṇa: Buddhist Preaching in Sri Lanka (special Focus On the Two-pulpit Tradition). 1995.

Bantly, Francisca Cho. The Dream of the Nine Clouds: A Buddhist Contribution to the Philosophy of Religions. 1992.

Harrison, Elizabeth G. Encountering Amida: Jōdo Shinshū Sermons in Eighteenth Century Japan. 1992.

Linrothe, Robert N. Compassionate Malevolence: Wrathful Deities in Esoteric Buddhist Art. 1992.

Walters, Jonathan S. Rethinking Buddhist Missions. 1992.

Wilson, Elizabeth L. Charming Cadavers: Horrific Figurations of the Feminine in Post-Aśokan Buddhist Literature. 1992.

Campany, Robert. Chinese Accounts of the Strange: A Study in the History of Religions. 1988.

Sutherland, Gail H. The Demon and His Disguises: The Yakṣa in Hindu and Buddhist Art and Literature. 1988.

Gray, Christine E. Thailand, the Soteriological State in the 1970s. 1986.

Holt, John. Discipline, the Canonical Buddhism of the Vinayapiṭaka. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1981.

Strong, John S. Making Merit in the Aśokāvadāna: A Study of Buddhist Acts of Offering in the Post-Parinirvāṇa Age. 1977.

Kemper, Steven. The Social Order of the Sinhalese Buddhist Sangha. 1973.

Ray, Reginald A. Maṇḍala symbolism in Tantric Buddhism. 1973.

Falk, Nancy E. The Study of Cult: With Special Reference to the Cult of the Buddha’s Relics in Ancient South Asia. 1972.

Asher, Frederick M. The Sixth-through-eighth-century Sculptures of Bihar. 1971.

Overmyer, Daniel L. Folk-Buddhist Sects: A Structure in the History of Chinese Religions. 1971.

Reynolds, Frank. Buddhism and Sacral Kingship: A Study in the History of Thai Religion. 1971.

Rhie, Marylin M. A Study of the Historical Literary Evidences and Stylistic Chronological Dating of the Buddhist Images in the Main (shrine) Hall of the Fo-kuang Monastery At Wu-t’ai Shan. 1970.

Kitagawa, Joseph M. Kō-bō-Daishi and Shingon Buddhism. 1951.

Hilburn, Samuel M. A Social History of the Rise of Amida Buddhism in Japan. 1930.

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