Andrew Macomber Presents at the University of Venice
November 1, 2021
Assistant Professor of East Asian Religions Andrew Macomber gave a presentation via Zoom for the international conference, “Religions, Thoughts, and Health in Asia,” held at the Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca' Foscari, University of Venice, on October 26, 2021. His talk, "Everything Evil in You: Metapersonal Irritants in the Buddhist Immune System," explored the complicated relationship between disease-causing demons and patients in medieval Japan.
Andrew Macomber publishes book on Buddhist healing
September 18, 2020
Andrew Macomber published a book, Buddhist Healing in Medieval China and Japan, with co-editor C. Pierce Salguero (University of Hawai'i Press, August 2020). He also contributes a chapter to the volume, "Ritualizing Moxibustion in the Early Medieval Tendai-Jimon Lineage," which examines how Buddhists sought to treat "corpse-vector disease," a mysterious illness that began afflicting aristocrats and emperors in the late twelfth century, through a combination of ritual therapeutics and Chinese medicine.
Andrew Macomber publishes chapter in Japanese
September 7, 2020
Assistant professor of East Asian religions Andrew Macomber published a chapter in Japanese on aromatics and religious experience in early medieval Japanese Buddhism in the book Yoi no bunkashi: girei kara yamai made 酔いの文化史─儀礼から病まで (The Cultural History of Intoxication: From Ritual to Illness), edited by Itō Nobuhiro, Bensei Shuppan, 2020.