The Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies presents publications of the research from the BBB-Project, financed by the Danish Council of Independent Research.


Brox, Trine 2019 “Landscapes of Little Lhasa: Materialities of the Vernacular, Political and Commercial in Urban China”. Geoforum, 107(December 2019): 24-33. Published online November 2019. Free download until January 15 if you use this link.

Borup, Jørn 2019 ” Spiritual Capital and Religious Evolution: Buddhist Values and Transactions in Historical and Contemporary Perspective”. Journal of Global Buddhism, vol. 20, pp. 49-68. See here.

Brox, Trine 2019 “The Aura of Buddhist Material Objects in the Age of Mass-production”. Journal of Global Buddhism, vol. 20, pp. 105-125. Translated into Italian and published in the journal Myo Magazine under the title “L’aura degli oggetti materiali buddhisti nell’era della produzione in serie.” English and Italian.

Williams-Oerberg, Elizabeth 2019: Introduction: Buddhism and Economics”. Journal of Global Buddhism, vol. 20, pp. 19-29. See here.

Williams-Oerberg, Elizabeth and Trine Brox (eds.) 2019 “Buddhism and economics: New theoretical frontiers”, special issue of Journal of Global Buddhism Vol.20, consisting of six articles.

Caple, Jane 2019 Morality and Monastic Revival in Post-Mao Tibet. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press.

Caple, Jane & Baffelli, Erica 2019. “Religious Authority in East Asia: Materiality, Media, and Aesthetics”. Asian Ethnology. Vol. 78.

Borup, Jørn 2018 “Prosperous Buddhism, Prosperity Buddhism, and Religious Capital,” Numen, Volume 65, Issue 2-3, 256 – 288.

Brox, Trine 2018 “Tekst, teknologi og trope: Det tibetanske bedehjul.” [“Text, Technology and Trope: The Tibetan Prayer Wheel”], Fund og Forskning, vol. 57: pp. 189-220.

Brox, Trine and Elizabeth Williams-Oerberg 2017 “Buddhism, Business and Economics”, in Jerryson, Michael (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 504-17.

Brox, Trine 2017 “Tibetan Minzu Market: The Intersection of Ethnicity and Commodity”. Asian Ethnicity, Vol. 18(1), pp. 1-21. Published online February 2015:

Caple, Jane 2017 “Drops of virtue: The ethics of collective sponsorship in Tibet”. Religion and Society, Vol.8, pp. 145-157.

Brox, Trine 2016 “中国城市中藏族地方的制造 [Zhongguo chengshi zhong zangzu difang de zhizao, Tibetan Place-making in Urban China]”. 华西边疆评论  [Huaxi Bianjiang Pinglun, Western China Borderland Studies Review] 2016(1): pp. 121-137.

Brox, Trine 2016 “Tibetanerkvarteret i Chengdu” [“The Tibetan Quarter in Chengdu”], Tibet, vol. 32(89), pp. 12-16.

Borup, Jørn 2016 “Buddhisme på markedsvilkår“. Weekendavisen. 2016 ; 20 (Ideer), 20. maj 2016. s. 4.

Borup, Jørn 2016 “Propagation, Accommodation and Negotiating Social Capital : Jodo Shinshu Responses to Contemporary Crises“. Japanese Religions, Vol. 40 (Spring & fall 2015), Nr. 1 & 2, 10.04.2016, s. 85-107.

Borup, Jørn 2016 “Branding Buddha : – Mediatized and Commodified Buddhism as Cultural Narrative“. Journal of Global Buddhism, Vol. 17, 2016, s. 41-55.

Borup, Jørn 2015 “Mindfulness as a booming, diverse and (non) religious phenomenon : Mapping and analysing mindfulness in the city of Aarhus“. Religion i Danmark, Vol. 7 (2015), Nr. 2, 20.06.2016, s. 1-16.

Caple, Jane 2015 “Faith, generosity, knowledge and the Buddhist gift: Moral discourses on Chinese patronage of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries”. Religion Compass, 2015, pp. 462-482.