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Scholarly Projects

In Progress

  • The Kalyani Inscriptions: A New Text and Translation (Pali Text Society, under agreement)

Books and Articles in Print

  • How Theravada is Theravada? Exploring Buddhist Identities, co-edited with Peter Skilling, Claudio Cicuzza, and Santi Pakdekham (Silkworm Chiang Mai, with funding from the Khyentse Foundation, 2012)
  • "Sasanasuddhi / Simasammuti: Comments on a Spatial Basis of the Buddha’s Religion," in How Theravada is Theravada
  • Sons of the Buddha: Continuities and Ruptures in a Burmese Monastic Tradition (De Gruyter, 2011)
  • “Care for Buddhism: Text, Ceremony, and Religious Emotion in a Monk’s Final Journey,” in The Buddhist Dead: Practices, Discourses, Representations, eds. Jacqueline Stone and Bryan Cuevas (University of Hawaii Press/Kuroda, 2007)
  • “Shwegyin Sasana: Continuity, Rupture, and Traditionalism in a Buddhist Tradition,” in Historicizing “Tradition” in the Study of Religion, eds. Steven Engler and Gregory Grieve (De Gruyter, 2005)
  • “Burmese, Buddhist Literature in,” in Encyclopedia of Buddhism, editor-in-chief Robert Buswell (Macmillan, 2003)
  • The Life of Buddhism, co-edited with Frank E. Reynolds (University of California Press, 2000)
  • “Yaktovil: The Role of the Buddha and Dhamma,” in Life of Buddhism
  • “Sangha,” in Encyclopedia of Monasticism, ed. William Johnston (Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000)
  • “Discord and Concord in Buddhist Perspective,” co-author with Frank Reynolds and Robert Yelle, in Ideas of Concord and Discord in Selected World Religions, ed. Joseph Gittler (JAI Press, 2000)

Book Reviews

  • Spreading the Dhamma, in Journal of Asian Studies (2010)
  • Popularizing Buddhism, in H-Buddhism (2009)
  • Cambodian Buddhism, in Journal of Buddhist Ethics (2009)
  • Mental Culture in Burmese Crisis Politics, in The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (2002)
  • The Feast of the Sorcerer, in Journal of Religion (1998)


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