Publications

Academic chapters and articles

"Singing Your Own Song: Terry Hu and the Influence of Campus Folk Music Cafes on Taiwan's New Age Religion" in Religion in Taiwan and China: Locality and Transmission 台灣與中國之宗教:地方性與傳承, Chang Hsun 張珣 and Benjamin Penny (eds). Taipei: Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, 2017.

 

"Huan-ting Zen: Crossing the Straits and Engendering Emotional Transformation through Digital Media" in Religion and Media in China: Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Stefania Travagnin (ed). New York: Routledge, 2017. (Preview here)

 

"Terry Hu: Taiwan's New Age Buddhist" in Figures of Buddhist Modernity in Asia, Samuels, Jeffrey; McDaniel, Justin Thomas; Rowe, Mark Michael (eds). Hawaii: University of Hawai'i Press, 2016. (Publisher's website)

 

"The New Testament Church in Taiwan and Mount Zion" in Flows of Faith: Religious Reach and Community in Asia and the Pacific, Manderson, Lenore; Smith, Wendy; Tomlinson, Matt (eds). Dordrecht: Springer, 2012. (Preview here)

 

Academic book reviews

Contemporary New Age Transformation in Taiwan: A Sociological Study of a New Religious Movement by Shu-juan Chen. International Journal for the Study of New Religions. 71:1, 2016: 91-93.

 

Taiwan's Tzu Chi as Engaged Buddhism: Origins, Organization, Appeal and Social Impact by Yu-Shuang Yao. The China Journal. Number 71, January 2014: 253-255.

 

General publications

2016

Echoes through time, New Mandala, 23 November 2016.

 

Shawna Yang Ryan discusses her novel Green Island (interview), The China Story, 23 June 2016.

 

2015

Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond (book review), The Thesis Whisperer, 17 June 2015.

 

Outside China, Inside the National Gallery of Australia (pdf, go to p.123), The Australia-China Youth Association Journal of Australia-China Affairs 2014,

 

Some thoughts on studying Mandarin in Taiwan, Asia Options, 12 January 2015.

 

2014

Will Pope Francis affect the position of Catholics in China?, East Asia Forum, 12 December 2014.

 

An Interview with David A Palmer, The China Story, 27 October 2014.

 

New Age Music 新時代音樂 (translation), The China Story, 27 September 2014.

 

Mendeley (book review), The Thesis Whisperer, 8 August 2014. 

 

A Brief Introduction - Biographies of Prominent Chinese, The China Story, June 2014.

 

2013

The Best Job in the World? Taiwan, Australia and working holiday visas in The China Story (The Australia-China Agenda 2013), 6 September 2013.

[This chapter was republished in A New Australia-China Agenda: Experts on the Australia-China Relationship (pdf) in October 2014].

 

Tainan's Haishan Hostel: renovated but not redundant in The Pacific and Asian History Newsletter, ANU, Volume 1, Issue 2.

 

“Report – Academia Sinica Winter Camp January 2013” in The China Studies Association of Australia Newsletter, Number 45 (upcoming)

 

A Sonic Meltdown: A Review of ‘I Love Nuclear!?’, eRenlai, 8 February 2013.

 

2012

Disability and deification: the myth making of 'Reunion', eRenlai, 3 December 2012.

 

Taiwan ‘Action Zen’ on the Mainland, The China Story, 19 November 2012.

 

Australia’s Asian White Paper: Filling in Some Blanks, The China Story, 15 November 2012.

 

Taipei’s Civility Engineering Project, eRenlai, 31 August 2012.

 

Report - Happiness and Sadness: Taiwan society and its emotional textures in The China Studies Association of Australia Newsletter, 43, June 2012

 

Meet number one rockstar monk, The Punch, 20 February 2012.

 

2011

An all-new flavour? Australia’s Asian Century, eRenlai, 10 November 2011.

 

Microblogs with Macro Reach: Spirituality Online in China, eRenlai, 31 October 2011.

 

An Alternative Reality? Bogans, Boat People and Broadcasting, eRenlai, 1 August 2011.

 

Taiwan's Museum of Alien Studies: a new view of the extraterrestrial, eRenlai, 21 June 2011.

 

Going on a Pacific island 'holyday', eRenlai, 31 January 2011.

 

2010

Alla scoperta delle nuove religioni cinesi, Popoli, December 2010 ('New Religions in China', English version here).

 

Next Stop on the Denim Express... Struggletown [A review of Last Train Home], eRenlai, 31 October 2010.

 

An Expo-lent Australian Adventure, eRenlai, 6 October 2010.

 

Product of Taiwan, eRenlai, 24 September 2010.

 

A New Age for China, eRenlai, 24 September 2010.

 

A tour of Taiwan’s temples, eRenlai, 24 September 2010. (Video here)

 

Sunday afternoon at Hai Tze Tao 亥字道, eRenlai, 24 September 2010. (Video here)

 

An introduction to the Lord of the Universe Church 天帝教, eRenlai, 24 September 2010 (More here and here).

 

What is Huang Ting?, eRenlai, 24 September 2010 (More here).

 

Brainwashing! Suicide! Drugs! Abuse! Or, how to understand religious innovation in the modern worldeRenlai, 24 September 2010.

 

Falun Gong protests in Taipei: an interpretative slideshow, eRenlai, 11 June 2010 (Also on YouTube).

 

Taiwan: Mount Zion and Typhoon Morakot — a new religious movement's response to a natural disaster, www.religioscope.com, 1 April 2010. (PDF here)

 

中文文章 

中国之外,澳洲国立美术馆之内》(pdf, p.156), 中澳青年联合会,中澳事务学报2014.

〈大衛.林區夢境再現〉,《暈在城市的韻律中》,沈秀臻 主編,2013年7月。  。  Google Ebook.

 

一種全新風味?澳大利亞的亞洲世紀人籟雜誌20121

 

老外看花博:驚喜連連花博之旅 人籟雜誌20112

 

世界和平,宗教對話不可缺 人籟雜誌20109

 

以家庭互愛為基礎的宗教對話 人籟雜誌20109

 

坎培拉:大衛林區夢境再現 人籟雜誌20105