-          2017: 'I believe in Buddhism and Travelling' - Denoting Oneself a Lay Buddhist in Contemporary Urban Taiwan, Series: Beiträge zur Süd- und Ostasienforschung 7, Würzburg: Ergon (copy-editing of English with the kind financial support of the Centre for the Anthropology of Religions, ZAR, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg).

-          2008: Annette Wilke/Esther-Maria Guggenmos: Im Netz des Indra. Das Museum of World Religions, sein buddhistisches Dialogkonzept und die neue Disziplin Religionsästhetik (In the Net of Indra. The Museum of World Religions, its Buddhist Concept of Dialogue and the New Discipline Religious Aesthetics). Veröffentlichungen des Centrums für Religiöse Studien Münster, vol. 7, Münster: Lit, 352 p.


-        2016: “Gesellschaftlich Engagierter Buddhismus in Ostasien und Migration - Eine erste Verhältnisbestimmung” (Tracing Issues of Migration in Engaged Buddhist Movements of East Asia). In Reinhold Zwick and Marcin Worbs (eds.). Gesellschaftliche Verantwortung und Pastoral in einer mobilen Welt. Oppeln 2016. 167-183.

-          2014: “′Mrs. Ma′ and ′Ms. Xu′ - On the Attractiveness of Denoting Oneself a ′Buddhist′ in the Increasingly Transnational Milieu of Urban Taiwan ", in: Thomas Jansen, Thoralf Klein, and Christian Meyer, (eds.): Globalization and the Making of Religious Modernity in China, Transnational religions, Local Agents, and the Study of Religion, 1800-Present, Leiden: Brill, p. 156-181.

-      2012: “Der Umbruch zur ‚Moderne’ in China, begriffsgeschichtliche Entwicklungslinien und die Rehabilitation von Divination und Mantik im chinesischen Wissenskanon – Historische Forschungsschwerpunkte der Sinologie und Ostasienwissenschaften der Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg” (Overview about the History of East Asian Studies in Erlangen), in: Jahrbuch der historischen Forschung 2011, 53/60.

-          2012: “Endlich wieder komparativ und systematisch? Die Religionsästhetik als neues Proprium der Religionswissenschaft.” Diskussionsbeitrag zum Hauptartikel von Jürgen Mohn: Wahrnehmung der Religion. Aspekte der komparativen Religionswissenschaft in religionsaisthetischer Perspektive (Finally Comparative and Systematic Again? Religious aesthetics as a new proprium of religious studies. Discussion unit responding the main article of Jürgen Mohn: Perception of Religion. Aspects of comparative religious studies in religious aistehtical prespective), in: Erwägen-Wissen-Ethik EWE (vormals / previously EuS), September 2012, Jg. 23 (2012), 68-70.

-          2012: “Engaged Buddhism in Taiwan? – On the Profile of Contemporary Buddhism in Taiwan,” in: Anita Sharma (ed.): Buddhism in East Asia: Aspects of History’s First Universal Religion Presented in Modern Context, Delhi: Saujanya Books 2012, 226-251 (translated and revised version of the article in 2006).

-          2011: together with Isabel Laack and Sebastian Schüler, “Agency and the Senses in the Context of Museality from the Perspective of Aesthetics of Religion,” in: Journal of Religion in Europe 4 (2011), 93-124.

-          2006: “Engaged Buddhism in Taiwan? – Zum lokalen Profil eines gesellschaftlich engagierten Gegenwartsbuddhismus” (Engaged Buddhism in Taiwan? – On the local profile of a Socially Engaged Contemporary Buddhism), in: China heute, XXV (2006), no. 3 (145), pp. 105-116.

-          2004: “愛與和平的世界 (Ai yu heping de shijie) – Eine Welt der Liebe und des Friedens. Reflexionen über das Museum of World Religions in Taipei (Taiwan) ein Jahr nach seiner Eröffnung” (A World of Love and Peace. Reflexions about the Museum of World Religions one year after its inauguration), in: Peter J. Bräunlein: Religion & Museum. Zur visuellen Repräsentation von Religion/en im öffentlichen Raum, Bielefeld: transcript 2004, pp. 159-194.

-          2004: Article in the “Database of Research on Chinese Philosphy in Foreign Languages” of the  Humanities Research Center, National Science Council, Taiwan, zu Martin Buber: “Die Lehre vom Tao,” in: Buber, Martin: Werke Bd. I. Schriften zur Philosophie, München 1962, 1023-1051; 8 p., German and Chinese.


-            2009-2015: Editor of biannual IKGF newsletter, Fate: 
Please refer to news/newsletter-fate.shtml. The newsletter contains abstracts of past lectures, reports on conferences and ongoing events at the consortium.

-            2009-2015: Editor of selected lectures and reading sessions ("Occasional Papers”) for online publication of the IKGF at


-          2015: Review for CHINET (Department of Asian Studies at Palacký University, Czech Republic;; June 8 2015): Yen-zen Tsai, ed. Religious Experience in Contemporary Taiwan and China. Taipei: Chengchi University Press, 2013.

-          2014: Review for Journal of Chinese Religions: Chün-fang Yü: Passing the Light: The Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan, Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2013. xi, 243 pages, vol. 42 (2), 2014, pp.256-259.

Forthcoming/In Preparation

-          A List of Mantic Techniques in the Buddhist Canon, in: Lackner, Michael (ed.): Coping With the Future: Theories and Practices of Divination in East Asia (forthcoming with Brill).

-         “Buddhismus.” In Staatslexikon der Görres-Gesellschaft (entry “Buddhism.” In State Dictionary of the Görres Society; ed. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinrich Oberreuter), vol I., 8th ed.

-          Fagu Shan – Dharma Drum Mountain, in: Lukas Pokorny/Franz Winter (eds.): Handbook of East Asian New Religious Movements, Series: Brill Handbook of Contemporary Religion Series (article under review).

-          “Modes of Entanglement along the Silk Road – Three Ritual Adaptations of the ‘Temple Oracle’ in Chinese Buddhism” In Kim, Daeyeol (ed.). Religious and Cultural Plurality in East Asia, Paris.

-          Divining monks? Selected translations from the Biographies of Thaumaturge Monks (Shenseng Zhuan 神僧傳), together with Dr. Li Wei.

Video Interview

Interview about the research field ‘Buddhism and Divination’ at the IKGF Erlangen, accessible online since Dec 2014 at, in cooperation with the Institute for Theatre and Media Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 12 min. 44 sec.