Monks in Motion: Buddhism and Modernity Across the South China Sea. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
Living with Myths in Singapore. Singapore: Ethos Books, 2017. (Co-editor)
“The Making of a Local Deity: The Patriarch of Sanping’s Cult in Post-Mao China, 1979–2015.” Critical Asian Studies, forthcoming 2022.
“Diaspora’s Dharma: Buddhist Connections across the South China Sea, 1900–1949.” Contemporary Buddhism, forthcoming 2021.
“The Road Less Travelled: From Landways to Seaways in the Study of Theravāda Buddhism.” Journal of Global Buddhism 22, no. 1 (2021): 211–218. (Symposium on “New Roads in Theravada Studies“)
“Singing to Buddha: The Case of a Buddhist Rock Band in Contemporary Indonesia.” Archipel 100 (2020): 175–197.
“Neither Mahāyāna Nor Theravāda: Ashin Jinarakkhita and the Indonesian Buddhayāna Movement.” History of Religions 58, no. 1 (August 2018): 24–63.
“Who is Tua Pek Kong? The Cult of Grand Uncle in Malaysia and Singapore.” Archiv Orientální 85, no. 3 (December 2017): 439–460.
“Toward a Modern Buddhist Hagiography: Telling the Life of Hsing Yun in Popular Media.” Asian Ethnology 74, no. 1 (2015): 141–165.
“A Recent Quest for Religious Roots: The Revival of the Guangze Zunwang Cult and its Sino-Southeast Asian Networks, 1978–2009.” Journal of Chinese Religions 41, no. 2 (November 2013): 91–123.
“Zhongxin guanxi zhong de fojiao—Hongchuan fashi jiqi fanghua 中新關係中的佛教—宏船法師及其訪華 (1982–1990).” Dongnanya yanjiu 東南亞研究 (Southeast Asian Studies) No. 4 (2013): 78–85.
“Managing The Tortoise Island: Tua Pek Kong Temple, Pilgrimage, and Social Change in Pulau Kusu, 1965–2007.” New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies 11, no. 2 (December 2009): 72–95.
“Buddhism in Singapore: A State of the Field Review.” Asian Culture 33 (June 2009): 81–93.
“Teaching Dharma, Grooming Sangha: The Buddhist College of Singapore.” SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia 24, no. 1 (April 2009): 122–138.
“Buddhism in Singapore-China Relations: Venerable Hong Choon and his Visits, 1982–1990.” The China Quarterly 196 (December 2008): 864–883.
“Shicheng fayin: Qiantan Xinjiapo hanchuan fojiao 獅城法音—淺談新加坡漢傳佛教.” In Xinjiapo huazu zhi duoyuanxing guoji huiyi lunwenji 新加坡華族之多元性國際會議論文集 (Diversity and Singapore Ethnic Chinese Communities International Conference), edited by Koh Khee Heong, Ong Chang Woei, Phua Chiew Pheng, Chong Ja Ian, and Yang Yan, 37–47. Singapore: City Book Room, 2020.
“Guangze Zunwang xinyang yu Fengshan si wangluo (1836-1942) 廣澤尊王信仰與鳳山寺網絡 (1836–1942).” In Fengshan si: Zouxiang wenhua yichan licheng 鳳山寺：走向文化遺產歷程, edited by Kua Bak Lim 柯木林, 39–55. Beijing: Gugong chubanshe, 2019.
“Toward a History of Engaged Buddhism in Singapore.” In Living with Myths in Singapore, edited by Loh Kah Seng, Thum Ping Tjin, and Jack Meng-Tat Chia, 229–238. Singapore: Ethos Books, 2017.
“Prolific Writer, Cool Blogger: Shravasti Dhammika.” In Figures of Buddhist Modernity in Asia, edited by Jeffrey Samuels, Justin Thomas McDaniel, and Mark Michael Rowe, 176–178. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2016.
“Defending the Dharma: Buddhist Activism in a Global City-State.” In Singapore: Negotiating State and Society, 1965–2015, edited by Jason Lim and Terence Lee, 143–158. New York: Routledge, 2016.
“Shi Hongchuan 釋宏船.” In Malaixiya huaren renwu zhi 馬來西亞華人人物誌 (Malaysian Chinese Historical Personalities), edited by Ho Khai Leong 何启良, 422–425. Selangor D.E., Malaysia: UTAR Institute of Chinese Studies, 2014.
“An Insider’s Research into Buddhist History.” In The Makers and Keepers of Singapore History, edited by Loh Kah Seng and Liew Kai Khiun, 103–111. Singapore: Ethos Books and Singapore Heritage Society, 2010.
Short Articles and Commentary
“Xianshang fayin: Xinjiapo fojiao tu wangshang qing weisai 線上法音: 新加坡佛教徒網上慶衛塞.” Yuanhai 願海 (The Vows) 130 (2020): 23–27.
“Overseas Travels, Transnational Circulations, and Ritual Cultures in Buddhist Asia.” Journal of Asian Studies 79, no. 2 (May 2020): 546–551.
“Xinjiapo rushi fojiao huidong zhong de dute xianxiang 新加坡入世佛教活動中的獨特現象.” Yuanhai 願海 (The Vows) 127/128 (2020): 80–87.
“Cyber Dharma: Celebrating E-Vesak in Singapore.” CoronAsur: Religion and COVID-19, June 3, 2020.
“Museum and Hagiography: The Ashin Jinarakkhita Memorial Hall in Jakarta.” Material Religion 13, no. 2 (2017): 272–274.
“The Curious Case of Buddhist Activism in Singapore.” Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia 19 (March 2016).
“Rebranding the Buddhist Faith: Reformist Buddhism and Piety in Contemporary Singapore.” Explorations: A Graduate Student Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 8 (Spring 2008): 1–9. (with Robin Chee)
“Ah Ma and her Beliefs: The Migrant Experience and Religious Practices of a Chinese Immigrant Woman in Twentieth Century Singapore.” Marburg Journal of Religion 12, no. 1 (May 2007).
“Sound of the Tide across the Sea: Taixu’s Mission to Singapore.” Nanyang Buddhist 448 (September 2006): 34–37.
Review of Minority Stages: Sino-Indonesian Performance and Public Display, by Josh Stenberg. Archipel 100 (2020): 243–246.
Review of The Dimensions that Establish and Sustain Religious Identity: A Study of Chinese Singaporeans Who are Buddhists or Taoists, by Daniel H. Y. Low. Journal of Chinese Religions 47, no. 1 (May 2019): 104–106.
Review of Nanyang huazong: Malaixiya pili yibao yandong miaoyu shilu yu chuanshuo 南洋華蹤: 馬來西亞霹靂怡保岩洞廟宇史錄與傳說 (Trails of the Nanyang Chinese: History and Legends of the Cave Temples in Ipoh of Malaysia), edited by Tan Ai Boay 陳愛梅 and Toh Teong Chuan 杜忠全. SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia 32, no. 2 (July 2018): 420–423.
Review of Yange yu moshi: Xinjiapo daojiao he fojiao chuanbo yanjiu 沿革與模式:新加坡道教和佛教傳播研究 (Evolution and Model: The Propagation of Taoism and Buddhism in Singapore), by Xu Yuantai 許源泰. Journal of Chinese Overseas 11, no. 2 (2015): 224–227.
Review of Squatters into Citizens: The 1961 Bukit Ho Swee Fire and the Making of Modern Singapore, by Loh Kah Seng. TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia 3, no. 2 (July 2015): 326–328.
Review of “Kuayue Zhong, Xin de fojiao dashi: Zhuandao fashi yanjiu 跨越中、新的佛教大師：轉道法師研究 (A Master across China and Singapore: Research on Venerable Zhuandao),” by Zhang Wenxue 張文學. Dissertation Reviews (November 14, 2013).