Recent Faculty Publications

Recent Faculty Publications


Reflecting the range of work encouraged in the University's various programs relating to Buddhist studies, recent faculty publications include:

Dan Arnold, Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind (Columbia University Press, 2012).

Buddhists, Brahmins, and Belief: Epistemology in South Asian Philosophy of Religion (Columbia University Press, 2005), winner of a 2006 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion from the American Academy of Religion.

Steven Collins, Nirvana and Other Buddhist Felicities: Utopias of the Pali Imaginaire (Cambridge University Press, 1998); A Pali Grammar for Students (Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2005).

Paul Copp, The Body Incantatory: Spells and the Ritual Imagination in Medieval Chinese Buddhism. (Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2014)

Matthew Kapstein, Buddhism between Tibet and China (2009).

The Tibetans (Blackwell, 2006) 

The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism: Conversion, Contestation, and Memory (Oxford, 2000).

James Ketelaar, Of Heretics and Martyrs in Meiji Japan: Buddhism and its Persecution (Princeton University Press, 1990), winner of the Hans Rosenhaupt Memorial Award.

Christian Wedemeyer, Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions.

Aryadeva's Lamp that Integrates the Practices (Caryamelapakapradipa): The Gradual Path of Vajrayana Buddhism according to the Esoteric Community Noble Tradition (American Institute of Buddhist Studies / Columbia University Press, 2007); Tibetan Buddhist Literature and Practice: Studies in its Formative Period, 900-1400 (Brill, 2006; editor).

Wu Hung (co-author), Chinese Sculpture (Yale University Press, 2006), Selected as "The Best of the Best of the University Presses: Books You Should Know About" by the Association of American University Presses (AAUP); Body and Face in Chinese Visual Culture (edited, with Katherine R. Tsiang; Harvard University Press, 2005).