Department Chair, Professor
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B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University
Dr. Johan Elverskog is Dedman Family Distinguished Professor, Chair of Religious Studies, and, by courtesy, Professor of History. He has published widely on the history of Buddhism across Asia and is the author and editor of nine books and numerous articles, which have won several awards and also been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Russian. He is currently working on two projects. The first is a history of Buddhism among the Uygurs of northwest China. The second is an edited volume Sources of Mongol Tradition, which is a comprehensive collection of Mongolian works covering the development of Mongolian civilization from the earliest beginnings until today, and is under contract with the Introduction to Asian Civilizations Series of Columbia University Press.
- Religions of China
- Cultural History of Tibet
- Introduction to Asian Religions
The Buddha’s Footprint: An Environmental History of Buddhist Asia. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020.
“Preface.” In Buddhist-Muslim Relations in a Theravada World, eds. Michael and Iselin . New York: Palgrave, 2019.
“, Shambhala and the End of Buddhist Empire.” In Faith and Empire: The Art of Politics in Tibetan Buddhism, ed. Karl , 212-227. New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 2019.
“G.J.‘A Short History of the Uyghurs.’” In Language, Society, and Religion in the World of the Turks:Festschrift for Larry Clark at Seventy-Five, ed. Zsuzsanna , 187-204. Turnhout: , 2019.
“When the Monks Met the Muslims.”Tricycle Spring (2018): 58-61, 102.