Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Dr Joshua Esler - Research/Publications

Book Manuscript:

[Working title] Tibetan Buddhism among Han Chinese: Mediation and Superscription of the Tibetan Tradition in Contemporary Chinese Society, Brill, forthcoming 2018.


Book Chapters:

‘Transcendence and the Mundane at the Edge of the Middle Kingdom: Protestantised and pragmatic Tibetan Buddhism in Hong Kong’ (in Kim, D (ed.), Religious Transformation in Modern Asia: A Transnational Movement, Brill, March 2015)

‘Chinese Tibetan Buddhists and the Confucian Revival in Contemporary China’ (in Kim, D (ed.), Religious Encounters in Transcultural Society: Collision, Alteration, and Transmission, Lexington Books, November, 2017)



‘Chinese Ghosts and Tibetan Buddhism in China: Negotiating between mythological and ‘rational’ narratives’ (Modern China, Sage Publications, August 2015)

‘Green Tibetans’ in China: Tibetan Geopiety and Environmental Protection in a Multilayered Tibetan Landscape’ (Asian Ethnicity, Routledge, March, 2016)


Book Review:

Smyer Yu, Dan, The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China: Charisma, money, enlightenment, in Review of Religion and Chinese Society, Brill, October, 2015


Article Review:

Reviewed article titled ‘Ancestor worship and the longevity of Chinese civilization’, in Review of Religion and Chinese Society, Brill.



Annual Conference for the Korean Association of Religious Studies, Seoul, Korea, May 2016

The 9th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), Adelaide, Australia, 2015

Annual Conference for the Korean Association of Religious Studies, Seoul, Korea, 2014

Buddhism in Australia (3rd Conference), Perth, Australia, 2014

The International Association for Tibetan Studies (ITAS), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2013

The 8th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), Macau, China, 2013

Buddhism in Australia (2nd Conference), Perth, Australia, 2013

Worldwide University Network (WUN) workshop: The Uses of Culture in China, Perth, Australia, 2012

NZASR (New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions) & AABS (Australian Association of Buddhist Studies), Queenstown, New Zealand, 2011

Social Studies and Cultural Science 6th Annual Conference: ‘Grey Matters: Navigating the In-between in Social and Cultural Studies’, Perth, Australia, 2010


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