Peer-Reviewed Publications

"Like and Unlike: Rebirth, Olfaction, and the Transspecies Imagination in Modern Chinese Buddhism"

in Buddhist Beasts: Reflections on Animals in Asian Religions and Culture. Reiko Ohnuma and Barbara Ambros, eds. Forthcoming.

"An Alternative to the ‘Westernization’ Paradigm: The Buddhist Conquest of the West and Chinese Global Imaginaires”

in The Modernization of Buddhism in Global Perspective. John S. Harding, Victor Sogen Hori, Alexander Soucy, eds. Forthcoming.

"Blindness, Blinking and Boredom: Seeing and Being in Buddhism and Film"

in Religions. Special Issue: Practicing Buddhism Through Film. Francisca Cho, ed. 9.8 (2018): 228.

“The Avatamsaka Sagely Monastery (華嚴聖寺) and New Perspectives on Globalized Buddhism in Canada”

in Understanding the Consecrated Life in Canada: Critical Essays on Contemporary Trends. Jason Zuidema, ed. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2015.

“Ethics of Inscrutability: Ontologies of Emptiness in Buddhist Film”

in Contemporary Buddhism: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Kate Crosby, Andrew Skilton, Almut-Barbara Renger, eds. Vol. 14.1 (2014): 145-163.

“Buddhism Through the Lens: A Study of the Study of Buddhism Through Film”

in Studying Religions in Practice, Buddhism Volume. John Harding, ed. Hillary Rodrigues, series ed. London: Routledge, 2012. pp. 25-38.

“The Woodenfish Program: Fo Guang Shan, Canadian Youth, and a New Generation of Buddhist Missionaries”

in Wild Geese: Buddhism in Canada. John Harding, Victor Sogen Hori, and Alexander Soucy, eds. Toronto: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010. pp. 210-235.

other publications

“How to Film Buddhism, According to Buddhism: An Interview with Lina Verchery”

Interview by Matthew Abrahams for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, January 2019.

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French-to-English Translation of A History of Cultic Images in China: The Domestic Statuary of Hunan.

         Monograph by Alain Arrault. New York: Columbia University Press. 2019.




“Reflections on Fieldwork and Film: Studying the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association (法界佛教總會) in Malaysia”

in Eastern Horizon. Vol. 45 (Jan 2015).

Imaging the Ineffable: Representation and Reality in Religion and Film. Harvard Mahindra Humanities Center Conference Proceedings.

Lina Verchery, Zoe Kelly-Nacht, eds. 2015.




“People, Places, and Things: Negotiating the Ambiguity of Iconic and Aniconic Imagery in Hinduism and Buddhism”

in Canons: The McGill Undergraduate Journal of Religious Studies, 2004.