Publications, a selection, Dan Smyer Yü



Smyer Yü, Dan 2015 Mindscaping the Landscape of Tibet: Place, Memorability, Eco-aesthetics. Boston: De Gruyter Press.


Smyer Yü, Dan 2011 The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China: Charisma, Money, Enlightenment. The Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism series. London: Routledge.  


Edited volumes

Smyer Yü, Dan 2014 Religion and Ecological Sustainability in China, co-edited with James Miller and Peter van der Veer, London: Routledge.

Smyer Yü, Dan 郁丹 2013 《中国宗教多元与生态可持续性发展研究》(Religious Diversity and Sustainable Ecology), co-edited with Su Faxiang 苏发祥. Beijing: Academy Press 学苑出版社.


Smyer Yü, Dan Buddhisms in Modern China: Between Resistance, Secularization and New religiosities, co-edited with Axel Schneider. Submitted to Routledge for review. 


Articles and book chapters

“Indigenous Ecological Cosmovisions in Asia.” In Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology. London: Routledge. Forthcoming

2015 “Religion, conflict and peacebuilding in Asia,” co-authored with Peter van der Veer and Tam Ngo. In S. Appleby, D. Little, & A. Omer (Eds.), Oxford Handbook on Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2015 “Sentience of the Earth: Eco-Buddhist Mandalizing of Dwelling Place in Amdo,” The Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture. Forthcoming.

2015 “Ensouling the Nation through Fiction: Liang Qichao’s Applied Buddhism.” Review of Religion and Chinese Society, 2 (2015) 5-20.

2015“Apologetics of Religion and Science: Conversion Projects in Contemporary China.” In Atheist Secularism and Its Discontents: A Comparative Study of Religion and Communism in Eurasia. Tam T. T. Ngo and Justine B. Quijada, eds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 

2014 “Taking Refuge: Buddhist Conversion in the Contemporary World,” In Lewis Rambo andCharles Farhadian, eds., Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2014 “Pema Tseden’s Transnational Cinema: Screening A Buddhist Landscape of Tibet,” Contemporary Buddhism (Taylor & Francis journal), Special issue on Buddhism and Film, March 2014.  

2014 “Introduction:  Diversity of Eco-Religious Practices in China,” co-authored with James Miller and Peter van der Veer. In J. Miller, D. Smyer Yü, and P. van der Veer (eds.) Religious Diversity and Ecological Sustainability in China. London: Routledge.

2014 “Earthwork, Home-Making, and Eco-Aesthetics among Amdo Tibetans” in Religion and Ecological Sustainability in China, edited by James Miller, Dan Smyer Yü and Peter van der Veer. London: Routledge.

2014 “The Logic of Diasporic Selfhood,” Max Planck Institute Working Paper Series.

2013 “Subaltern Placiality in Modern Tibet” China Information [a SAGE Journal on Contemporary China Studies], vol. 27, 2013. No.2, 155-172. 

2012 "The Sentient Reflexivity of Buddha Nature: Metaphorizing Tathagatagarbha." The World Religious Cultures, No.6, 2012, pp.13-22. 

2011 “Chinese Popular Religion.” In Encyclopedia of Global Religion edited by Wade Roof and Mark Juergensmeyer. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, pp. 199-203, 2011. 

2011“纯粹的卡里斯玛及其传导性:当代康区及果洛地区藏传佛教转世喇嘛的心景”(Pure Charisma and Its Transmissibility: the Inner Landscape of Tibetan Reincarnate Lamas in Contemporary Kham and Golok),《西北民族研究》Northwest Journal of Ethnological Research, 2011年,第2期(总第69期),34-44页.

2010 “在神的怀抱里:一个安多藏族村落的生态-显圣景观”,(In the Embrace of Gods: the Eco-Theophanic Landscape of a Tibetan Village in Amdo),《西北民族研究》Northwest Journal of Ethnological Research , 2010年第2期(总第65期),21-35页.

2009 “在传教士符号暴力之下的晚清中国人特质──对明恩溥《中国人的特质》的后殖民阅读” (Symbolic Violence of Missionaries in Late Qing China: A Critical Reading of Arthur Smith’s Chinese Characteristics),《民族研究》Ethnology, 2009年第5期.

2009 “英雄、神话和隐喻:格萨尔王作为藏族民间认同和佛教原型” (Hero, Myth and Metaphor: King Gesar as a Tibetan Buddhist Archetype) ,《西北民族研究》Northwest Journal of Ethnological Research , 2009年第2期(总第61期),124-135页. 

2008 “Living Buddhas, Netizens, and the Price of Religious Freedom.” In Privatizing China: Socialism from Afar edited by Li Zhang and Aihwa Ong. Cornell University Press, 2008.