- Ph.D., Department of Asian and Middle Eastern
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- B.A. (with distinction) Asian Studies Department
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
- Transnational Asian Modernities
- Asian societies and cultures (Southeast Asia, China, Japan)
- Comparative Cultural Theory
- Science, Technology & Medicine Studies
- International Relations
- History & Memory
- Asia and the Making of the Modern World
- Global Asia
- Cultures and Countercultures from 1945
- Transnational Mobilities
- Modern Frontiers
- Science and Culture
- Technology and Culture
- Food and Culture
AWARDS, GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
- Chulalongkorn University, Institute of Asian Studies Research Project
Funding from Thai Research Fund and other Sources. Research Project on “Myanmar’s Buddhist Sangha: Responses to Sociopolitical Change since 2010” (2015-2017)
- KataKatha: Southeast Asian Conversations on Culture and the Arts (2015)
Funding from Maybank Kim Eng, supported by Maybank Foundation, conceptualised and curated in collaboration with PUSAKA
- Various research & travel grants, University of Colorado, U. of Michigan (2003-2011)
- Needham Research Institute (NRI), Cambridge, England (1993-1995)
National Science Foundation Fellowship for Chinese Science. Examined how Chinese science and medicine was part of China and Japan.
- Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyôto University, Kyôto, Japan (1991-1993)
Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbushô) Fellowship. Studied East Asian science, technology, medicine and medicine; global cultural interactions and exchanges in the modern world.
- École Pratique des Hautes Études, Section IV, Paris, France (1990-1991)
American Council of Learned Societies Predoctoral Grant. Courses & seminars on East Asian Cultures with K.M. Schipper, L. Vandermeersch
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department of Education, Foreign Language and Area Studies Grant Recipient
2020. “Reinventing How We Move: The Pichet Klunchun Dance Company in the Context of Contemporary Thai Dance,” Reader on Dance in Asia and the Pacific, Stephanie Burridge, ed. London: Routledge.
2020. “Playing with Practice Theory: Preliminary Remarks on the Work of Performance Ecologies in Bangkok,” Manusya: Journal of Humanities, special issue “Exploring Thai Performance Ecologies.”
2020. “Situating Performance Ecologies in a Regional Context: A Roundtable Discussion,” in Manusya: Journal of Humanities, special issue “Exploring Thai Performance Ecologies.”
2020. “From Performance Research to Performance Ecologies in Contemporary Thailand,” Manusya: Journal of Humanities, special issue, “Exploring Thai Performance Ecologies.”
2020. Editor. Manusya: Journal of Humanities, special issue “Exploring Thai Performance Ecologies.”
2018. “Negotiating Dhamma amid Uncertain Democratization: A Perspective on Myanmar’s Buddhist Responses to Sociopolitical Change.” Chulalongkorn Journal of Buddhist Studies 12: 62-144.
2016. The Folk Performing Arts in ASEAN. Editor, SAC Publication No. 111. Bangkok: Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre.
2016. “Introduction,” The Folk Performing Arts in ASEAN. SAC Publication No. 111. Bangkok: Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre.
2016. Philosophies in Dialogue: Bridging the Great Philosophical Divides. Proceedings of the International Symposium in Bangkok. Editor. Department of Philosophy. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University.
2016. “Introduction,” Philosophies in Dialogue: Bridging the Great Philosophical Divides. Proceedings of the International Symposium in Bangkok. Department of Philosophy. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University.
2012. Editorial Coordinator for two special issues from TU First Int’l Conference on Int’l Relations (2011-12), published by the Thammasat Review (2012).
2009. 清微仙譜。 雷法。神靈そして道原 (The Qingwei Xianpu, Thunder Ritual, Divine Powers, and the Origins of the Dao), in 道教と共生思想 (Daoism and Symbiotic Thought), Tanaka Fumio 田中文雄 and Terry Kleeman, eds. Tokyo: Taiga Shobō 大河書房.
2009. “Acupuncture,” in Encyclopedia of Modern China, vol. 1, David Pong, ed. Cengage Gale.
2008. Thirty-five articles [16,150 words] for The Encyclopedia of Taoism, 2 volumes. Fabrizio Pregadio, ed. London: Routledge.
2005. Article on Chinese Alchemy, in the Hawaii Reader of Traditional Chinese Literature, Victor H. Mair, et al., eds. Honolulu: University of Hawaii.
2000. “Ritual Movements, Deity Cults, and the Transformation of Daoism in Song and Yuan Times”, and (with F. Pregadio) “Inner Alchemy” in Handbook of Daoism, Livia Kohn, ed. Leiden: E. J. Brill.
1997. “Administering Thunder: A Thirteenth-Century Memorial Deliberating the Thunder Rites”, Cahiers d’Extrême-asie 9.
1994. Chinese Science: Tradition and Beyond. (ed.). Osaka: Kansai University Press.
Articles: Book Introduction, “Introduction: Aspects of Ethics in Chinese Medicine,” “Ethical Aspects of Daoist Healing: The Case of the Thunder Rites.”