Sheng Yen Series in
Chinese Buddhist Studies

(The Second International Conference of Master Sheng Yen, 2008)

The Sheng Yen Education Foundation and the Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies of Taiwan are delighted to announce the establishment of an endowed monograph series with Columbia University Press: The Sheng Yen Series in Chinese Buddhist Studies. It will support publication of monographs and translations relating to all aspects of Chinese Buddhist Studies. The endowment will support the publication of one to two books each year. Appropriate monographs, as well as translations of Chinese Buddhist classics, are welcome for consideration.

Please submit inquiries to the series editor Chun-fang Yu ( or Columbia University Press editor Wendy Lochner (

Book1 Michael J. Walsh 2010. Sacred Economies: Buddhist Monasticism and Territoriality in Medieval China,
Columbia University Press.
Book2 Paul Copp 2014. The Body Incantatory: Spells and the Ritual Imagination in Medieval Chinese Buddhism , Columbia University Press.
Book3 Beverley Foulks McGuire 2014. Living Karma: The Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu , Columbia University Press.
Book4 Koichi Shinohara 2014. Spells, Images, and  Mandalas: Tracing the Evolution of Esoteric Buddhist Rituals , Columbia University Press.
Book5 N. Harry Rothschild 2015. Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers, Columbia University Press.
Book6 Erik J. Hammerstrom  2015. The Science of Chinese Buddhism Early Twentieth-Century Engagements,
Columbia University Press.
Book7 Edited by Jiang Wu and Lucille Chia 2015. Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia : The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon,
Columbia University Press.
Book8 Edited by Jan Kiely and J. Brooks Jessup  2016. Recovering Buddhism in Modern China, Columbia University Press