40 Years of the Australia-China Council 澳中理事会四十年 (Canberra: Department of Foreign Affairs andTrade and the Australian Centre on China in the World, 2018).


Edited collections

The China Story Yearbook: Power (Canberra: ANU Press, 2018). With Jane Golley, Linda Jaivin and Sharon Strange (HTML, PDF and ePub).



Spiritual Revolutions: A History of New Age Religion in Taiwan. Submitted for the degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), the Australian Centre on China in the World, College of Asia and the Pacific, the Australian National University (December 2017).


Academic chapters and articles

"Terry Hu: writing her transition from actor to New Age authority in Taiwan" in Asian Ethnology (78:1, July 2019).


"Finding It: Echoes of America in Taiwan's New Age" in Eastspirit: Transnational Spirituality and Religious Circulation in East and West, Jørn Borup and Marianne Qvortup Fibiger (eds). Leiden: Brill, 2017. (Publisher's website)


"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


"Constantly Strive to Become Stronger", The China Story Yearbook: Power (PDF).


"Sinology as Spectacle", The China Story Yearbook: Power (PDF).


"Rapprochement with the Vatican", The China Story Yearbook: Power (PDF).


"Raising the Flag: Loving Religion, Loving the State" (with Shengjin Xie),The China Story Yearbook: Power (PDF).


"Buddhism and Books: Lin Ching-hsuan's 林清玄 cross-Strait careers", Taiwan Insight, 20 March 2019.



[PODCAST] "Taiwanese New Age" on CWGI. 26 September 2018.


"Re-educating China on religious liberty", Policy Forum, 30 August 2018.


"The New Age is tolerated in China - as long as it does not challenge the status quo" (interview), Bitter Winter, 14 August 2018.


"The other xinshidai: Taiwan and alternative spiritualities in China", Asia Dialogue, 6 July 2018.


"To Give is Glorious", The China Story Yearbook 2017: Prosperity 富.


"Rainbow Connections," The China Story Yearbook 2017: Prosperity 富



In December I co-programmed the Taiwan Film Festival 2017 台灣電影節: Indigenous Representations and Responses 原民現身與迴聲 (introductory video, program)


"Modernity and Manhua: Visualising Taiwan's Chinese Cultural Renaissance Movement in 1968", a working paper prepared for the Taiwan Fellowship (2016).



Echoes through time, New Mandala, 23 November 2016.


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



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.


In March I co-programmed the Taiwan Film Festival 2015 台灣電影節 (program).


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



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.



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.



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.



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


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



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,, 1 April 2010. (PDF here)



澳中理事会四十年 (Canberra: Department of Foreign Affairs andTrade and the Australian Centre on China in the World, 2018).


中國容納「新時代」——只要它不挑戰現狀(訪談), 寒冬,2018年8月14日


唱自己的歌?胡因夢,新時代宗教和校園民歌運動咖啡館之影響(序)《 與中國之宗教:地方性與傳承》,中央研究院民族學研究所,2017。


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.




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