EA Buddhist Astrology Bibliography

The following is a tentative bibliography for the research of Buddhist astrology in East Asia.

Last updated: 01 AUG 2014

English Works:

Abe, Ryūichi. The Weaving of Mantra: Kūkai and the Construction of Buddhist Esoteric Discourse.

New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.

Aslaksen, Helmer. "The Mathematics of the Chinese Calendar." July 17, 2010.

Bagchi, Prabodh Chandra. “Indian Sciences in the Far East.” In India and China Interactions Through

Buddhism and Diplomacy A Collection of Essays by Prabodh Chandra Bagchi. Compiled by

Bangwei Wang and Tansen Sen, 191-197. Delhi: Anthem Press India, 2011.

Barrett, Timothy Hugh. Taoism Under the T'ang: Religion and Empire During a Golden Age of

Chinese History. Floating World Editions, 2006.

Barton, Tamsyn. Ancient Astrology. London: Routledge, 1994.

Bielstein, Han. The Bureaucracy in Han Times. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1980.

Birnbaum, Raoul. "Introduction to the Study of T'ang Buddhist Astrology: Research Notes on Primary

Sources and Basic Principles." Bulletin: Society for the Study of Chinese Religions 8 (Fall

1980): 5-19.

Biswas S.K. and others, eds. Cosmic Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Bronkhorst, Johannes. Buddhism in the Shadow of Brahmanism Handbook of Oriental Studies. Leiden:

Brill, 2011.

Dolce, Lucia, ed. "The Worship of Stars in Japanese Religious Practice". Double special edition of

Culture and Cosmos: A Journal of the History of Astrology and Cultural Astronomy 10, no 1

and 2 (Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter 2006).

Dudbridge, Glen. Religious Experience and Lay Society in T'ang China A Reading of Tai Fu's Kuang-i

Chi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Franke, Herbert. “The Taoist Elements in the Buddhist Great Bear Sūtra (Pei-tou ching).” Asia Major 3

(1990): 75-111.

Gregory, Peter N. Tsung-mi and the Sinification of Buddhism. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i

Press, 2002.

Grotenhuis, Elizabeth Ten. Japanese Mandalas: Representations of Sacred Geography. Honolulu, HI:

University of Hawai'i Press, 1999.

Hakeda, Yoshito. Kūkai: Major Works. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972.

Hall, John Whitney and others, eds. Cambridge History of Japan Volume I. New York, NY: Cambridge

University Press, 1993.

Heirman, Ann. "Vinaya: From India to China". In Handbook of Oriental Studies The Spread of

Buddhism, ed. Ann Heirman and Stephan Peter Bumbacher, 167-202. Leiden: Brill, 2007.

Howard, Angela F. “Planet Worship: Some Evidence, Mainly Textual, in Chinese Esoteric Buddhism.”

Asiatische Studien 37.2 (1983): 104-119.

Huang, Shih-Shan Susan. "Daoist Imagery of Body and Cosmos Part 2: Body Worms and Internal

Alchemy." Journal of Daoist Studies 4 (2011): 33-64.

———. The Imagery of the Cosmological Buddha. Leiden: Brill, 1986.

Lagerwey, John. Taoist Ritual in Chinese Society and History. New York: Macmillan, 1987.

Lewis, Mark Edward. China's Cosmopolitan Empire The Tang Dynasty. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap

Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.

Mak, Bill. “Ratnaketu-parivarta, Sūryagarbha-parivarta and Candragarbha-parivarta of

Mahāsaṃnipātasūtra (MSN) - Indian Jyotiṣa through the lens of Chinese Buddhist Canon.”

McEvilley, Thomas. The Shape of Ancient Thought Comparative Studies in Greek and Indian

Philosophies. New Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2008.

McRae, John. Seeing Through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan

Buddhism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.

Nattier, Jan. "A Guide to the Earliest Chinese Buddhist Translations Texts from the Eastern Han 東漢

and Three Kingdoms 三國 Periods" in Bibliotheca Philologica et Philosophica Buddhica, Vol.

X. Tokyo: The International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology Soka University,

2008. PDF Version: BPPB X (2008).

———. Once Upon a Future Time Studies in a Buddhist Prophecy of Decline. Asian Humanities

Press, 1991.

Needham, Joseph and Wang Ling. 1959. Science and Civilisation in China. Vol. 3: Mathematics and

the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1959.

Ōhashi, Yukio. A History of Astronomical Instruments in India. Lucknow: Lucknow University, 1990.

Ōhashi, Yukio. "Astronomical Instruments in Classical Siddhāntas." Indian Journal of History of

Science 29.2 (1994): 155-313.

Orzech, Charles D. and others, eds. Handbook of Oriental Studies Esoteric Buddhism and the Tantras

in East Asia. Leiden: Brill, 2011.

Orzech, Charles D.. Politics and Transcendent Wisdom: The Scripture for Humane Kings in the

Creation of Chinese Buddhism. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998.

Parpola, Asko. "Beginnings of Indian and Chinese Calendrical Astronomy." Journal of the American

Oriental Society 134.1 (2014): 107-112

Pedersen, Hillary Eve. "The Five Great Space Repository Bodhisattvas: Lineage, Protection and

Celestial Authority in Ninth-Century Japan.” PhD dissertation, University of Kansas, 2010.

Peng Yoke, Ho. Chinese Mathematical Astrology: Reaching Out to the Stars. London: Routledge, 2004.

———. Li, Qi and Shu An Introduction to Science and Civilization in China. Hong Kong: Hong Kong

University Press, 1985.

Robinet, Isabelle. Taoist Meditation: The Mao-shan Tradition of Great Purity. Albany, NY: State

University of New York Press, 1993.

Samuel, Geoffrey. The Origins of Yoga and Tantra Indic Religions to the Thirteenth Century. New

Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Sharf, Robert H.. Coming to Terms with Chinese Buddhism: A Reading of the Treasure Store Treatise.

Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, 2002.

Schafer, Edward. Pacing the Void: T’ang Approaches to the Stars. Berkeley, CA:

University of California Press, 1977.

Schipper, Kristofer Marinus. The Taoist Body. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1993.

Schopen, Gregory. Indian Monastic Buddhism Collected Papers on Textual, Inscriptional and

Archaelogical Evidence. New Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited, 2010.

Selin, Helaine, ed. Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western

Cultures. 2nd ed. Springer, 2008.

Sen, Tansen. Buddhism Diplomacy and Trade The Realignment of Sino-Indian Relations, 600-1400.

Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press, 2003.

Shively, Donald H. and William H. McCullough, eds. The Cambridge History of Japan Volume 2

Heian Japan. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Sørensen, Henrik H. “Esoteric Buddhism under the Koryŏ in the Light of the Greater East Asian

Tradition.” International Journal of Buddhist Thought & Culture 7 (September 2006): 55-94.

Thapar, Romila. The Penguin History of Early India From the Origins to AD 1300. London: Penguin

Books Ltd, 2002.

Thompson, Richard L.. Vedic Cosmography and Astronomy. Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass, 2004.

Twitchett, Denis and John K. Fairbank, eds. The Cambridge History of China Volume 3 Sui and T'ang

China 589-906AD Part 1. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1979.

Verardi, Giovanni. Hardships and Downfall of Buddhism in India. New Delhi: Manohar, 2011.

Weinstein, Stanley. Buddhism Under the T'ang. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Welter, Albert. Monks, Rulers, and Literati The Political Ascendancy of Chan Buddhism. Oxford:

Oxford University Press, 2006.

White, David Gordon, ed. Tantra in Practice. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2001.

Whitfield, Susan. "Under the Censor's Eye: Printed Almanacs and Censorship in Ninth-Century China."

British Library 24 (1998): 4-22.

Yabūti, Kiyoshi. 1979. “Researches on the Chiu-chih li: Indian Astronomy under the

T’ang dynasty.” Acta Asiatica 36: 7-48.

Japanese Works:

Kanaoka Shūyū 金岡秀友. Indo Chūgoku Nihon wo Chūshin to Suru Mikkyō no Rekishi インド・中

国・日本を中心とする密教の歴史. Tokyo: Daitō Shuppansha, 1979.

Mitsuhashi Tadashi 三橋正. Heian Jidai no Shinkō to Shūkyō Girei 平安時代の信仰と宗教儀礼.

Tokyo: Zoku Gunsho Ruijū Kansei-kai, 2000.

Momo Hiroyuki 桃裕行. Rekihō no Kenkyū 暦法の研究. Kyoto: Shibunkaku, 1990.

Morita Ryūsen 森田龍僊. Mikkyō Sensei Hō 密教占星法. Kōyasan: Kōyasan Daigaku Shuppan-bu,


Naba Toshisada 那波利貞. Tōdai Shakai Bunka Shi Kenkyū 唐代社会文化史研究. Tokyo: Sōbunsha,


Osabe Kazuo 長部和雄. Ichigyō Zenji no Kenkyū 一行禪師の研究. Kōbe: Kōbe Shōka Daigaku

Keizai Kenkyūsho, 1963.

Tachikawa Musashi 立川武蔵 and Yoritomi Motohiro 頼富本宏, eds. Chūgoku Mikkyō 中国密教.

Tokyo: Shunjunsha, 1999.

Toda Yusuke 戸田雄介. “Kamakura Bakufu no Sukuyō-shi Toku ni Chinyo ni tsuite” 鎌倉幕府の宿曜

師特に珍誉について. Bukkyō Daigaku Daigakuin Kiyō 佛教大學大學院紀要 35 (2007): 45-

59. http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110007975244/ja/.

———. “Sukuyō-dō no Insei-ki Chinga to Keisan wo Chūshin ni” 宿曜道の院政期珍賀と慶算を中

心に. Bukkyō Daigaku Daigakuin Kiyō 佛教大學大學院紀要 34 (2006): 27-40. http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110006472614

———. “Sukuyō-dō ni Tsuite no Ichi Kousatsu: Hokuto Honhaiku to Hokuto Hō” 宿曜道祭祀につい

ての一考察 : 北斗本拝供と北斗法. Bukkyō Daigaku Daigakuin Kiyō 佛教大學大學院紀要

36 (2008): 33-48. http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110007975213

Uezumi Setsuko 上住節子. Sukuyō Senpō: Mikkyō Senseijutsu 宿曜占法 : 密教占星術. Tokyo: Daizō

Shuppan, 1990.

Yabuuchi Kiyoshi 薮内清. Zuitō Rekihō Shi no Kenkyū 隋唐暦法史の研究. Kyoto: Rinsen Shoten,


Yano Michio 矢野道雄 and Hayashi Takao 林隆夫. "Sukuyō-kyō no Ni Keitō to Dōshisha Shahon"『宿曜経』の二系統と同志社写本 [Two Versions of the Xiuyao jing and the Doshisha Manuscript]. Dōshisha Daigaku Rikōgaku Kenkyū Hōkoku 同志社大学理工学研究

報告 53.4 (2013): 22-27.

Yano Michio 矢野道雄. Mikkyō Sensei Jutsu: Sukuyō-dō to Indo Sensei Jutsu 密教占星術 : 宿曜道と インド占星術. Tokyo: Tokyo Bijutsu, 1986.

———. Sensei Jutsushi-tachi no Indo: Reki to Uranai no Bunka 占星術師たちのインド : 暦と占い

の文化. Tokyo: Chuō Kōronsha, 1992.

———. "Sensei Jutsu no Denpa to Henyō -- Indo no Baai" 占星術の伝播と変容--インドの場合.

Yurika ユリイカ 25.6 (1993): 66-73.

———. "Sensei Jutsu to Sekaikan" 占星術と世界観. Ōsaka Gasu Enerugii Bunka Kenkyūsho 大阪ガ

スエネルギ-・文化研究所 44 (1998): 32-35.

Yoshikawa Tadao 吉川忠夫, ed. Tōdai no Shūkyō 唐代の宗教. Kyoto: Hōyū Shoten, 2000.

Yoshioka Yoshitoyo 吉岡義豊. Dōkyō to Bukkyō 道教と仏教. Tokyo: Kokusho Kankōkai, 1983.

Chinese Works:

Cheng Jiujin 陳久金 and Yang Yi 楊怡. Zhongguo Gudai De Tianwen Yu Lifa 中國古代的天文與曆法.

Taipei: Taiwan Shangwu Yinshu Guan 臺灣商務印書館, 2009.

Lin Guangming 林光明, ed. Xinbian Dazang quan zhou 新編大藏全咒. The New Edition of All

Mantras in Mahāpiṭaka. Mahāpiṭaka-mantramāla-purṇāṅga-nava-saṃskaraṇaṃ. 18 vols.

Taipei: Jiafeng chubanshe/Mantra Publisher, 2001.

Xiao Dengfu 蕭登福. "Cong 'Dazhengzang' Suoshou Fojing Zhong Kan Daojiao Xingdou Chongbai Dui Fojiao Zhi Yingxiang" 從《大正藏》所收佛經中看道教星斗崇拜對佛教之影響. Taizhong Shangzhuan Xuebao 台中商專學報 23 (1991): 105-156.

———. Daojia Daojiao Yingxiang-xia De Fojiao Jingji 道家道教影響下的佛教經籍.

Taipei: Xinwen Feng Chuban Gongsi, 2005.

———. Daojiao Yu Fojiao 道教與佛教. Dongda, 2009.

———. Daojiao Yu Mizong 道教與密宗. Xinwen Feng Chuban Gufen Youxian Gongsi, 1993.

———. Daojiao Xingdou Fuyin Yu Fojiao Mizong 道教星斗符印與佛教密宗. Taipei:

Xinwen Feng Chuban Gongsi, 1993.

———. "Lun Fojiao Shou Zhongtu Daojiao De Yingxiang Ji Fojing Zhenwei" 論佛教受

中土道教的影響及佛經真偽. Zhonghua Foxue Xuebao 中華佛學學報 09 (1996): 83-98.

———. Nanbei Dou Jing Jinzhu Jinyi 南北斗經今註今譯. Caituan Faren Xintian Gong Wen Jiao

Jijinhui, 1999.

———. "Shilun Beidou Jiu Xing Doumu Yu Moli Zhitian Zhi Guanxi" 試論北斗九皇、斗姆與摩利支

天之關係. Renwen Shehui Xuebao 人文社會學報 3 (2004): 5-22.