Geoffrey Goble - Publications

In Progress


Chinese Esoteric Buddhism: Amoghavajra and the Emergence of a Chinese Buddhist Tradition. Columbia University Press (under review).

Book Chapters:

“Faith and Realpolitik: Esoteric Buddhism at Mount Wutai.” In The Mountain of Five Plateaus. Chen Jinhua and Susan Andrews, eds. (forthcoming).

“Through a Prism of Barbarism: Amoghavajra and the Non-Han Other in Tang China.” In Network and Identity. Carmen Meinert, Ann Heirman, and Christoph Anderl, eds. Leiden: Brill Publishers (in press).

Review Article:

Review of Stuart Young. Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2015. In The Journal of Asian Studies (forthcoming).


Book Chapters:

“The Politics of Esoteric Buddhism: Amoghavajra and the Tang State.” In Tantric Buddhism in Mediaeval Maritime Asia; Networks of Masters, Texts, Icons. Andrea Acri, ed. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Press, 2016. pp 123-139.

“Xinyang he xianshi zhengzhi: You Tangyidai Wutai shan de mijiao chuantong.” In Yi shan er wu ding:duo xueke, kua fangyu, duo wenhua shiyezhong de Wutai xinyang yanjiu. Miao Jing, Chen Jinhua, and Kuang Guang, eds. Hangzhou: Zhejiang daxue chubanshe, 2016.信仰和现实政治:有唐一代五台山的密教传统”妙江,陳金華,寬廣等主編,一山而五頂:多學科、跨方域、多文化視野中的五臺信仰研究。杭州:浙江大學出版社, 2016 年.

Review Article:

Review of Copp, Paul. The Body Incantatory: Spells and the Ritual Imagination in Medieval Chinese Buddhism. In Review of Religion and Chinese Society 3 (2016) 277-279.


Review Article:

Review of Donald S. Lopez, Jr. From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha. In The Journal of Buddhist Ethics. Volume 22, 2015.


Refereed Article:

“Maritime Southeast Asia: The View from Tang–Song China.” Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre Working Paper No 16 (May 2014).


Refereed Article:

“The Legendary Siege of Anxi: Myth, History, and Truth in Chinese Buddhism.” In Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies. Third Series, No. 15 (Fall 2013).


Review Article:

Review of Poh Yee Wong, Acculturation as Seen Through Buddha’s Birthday Parades in Northern Wei Luoyang: A Micro Perspective on the Making of Buddhism as a World Religion. In Dissertation Reviews. Oct., 2012.


Review Articles:

Review of Naher, Gaby. Journey to Tibet’s Lost Lama. In The Dallas Morning News, Feb 19, 2006.

Review of Sutin, Lawrence. All Is Change: The Two-Thousand-Year Journey of Buddhism to the West. In The Dallas Morning News, Sept 6, 2006.