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.