Publications by Bernard Faure


Monographs in English
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Unmasking Buddhism. Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

Double Exposure: Cutting Across Buddhist and Western Discourses. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2004.

The Power of Denial: Buddhism, Purity, and Gender. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003.

The Red Thread: Buddhist Approaches to Sexuality. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998.

The Will to Orthodoxy: A Critical Genealogy of Northern Chan Buddhism, trans. Phyllis Brooks. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997. (Chinese trans.: Zhentongxingde yiyu: Beizong Chan zhi pipan xipu 正統性的意欲ー北宗禅之批判系譜. Shanghai guji chubanshe, 2010.)

Visions of Power: Imagining Medieval Japanese Buddhism. trans. Phyllis Brooks. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996.

Chan Insights and Oversights: An Epistemological Critique of the Chan Tradition. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993.

The Rhetoric of Immediacy: A Cultural Critique of Chan/Zen Buddhism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1991.

Monographs in French

L’imaginaire du Zen – L’univers mental d’un moine japonais. Belles Lettres, 2011.

Bouddhisme et violence. Le Cavalier Bleu, 2008.

Le bouddhisme Ch’an en mal d’histoire: genèse d’une tradition religieuse. École Française d’Extrême-Orient, 2005.

Sexualités bouddhiques: Entre désirs et réalités. Flammarion, 2005.

Le Bouddhisme. Le Cavalier Bleu, 2004.

Bouddhismes, philosophies et religions. Champs Flammarion Sciences, 2000.
(trans. into Portuguese and English)

Sexualités bouddhiques. Le Mail, 1994.

La volonté d’orthodoxie dans le bouddhisme chinois. Presses du CNRS, 1988.

Edited Works

Shugendō: The History and Culture of a Japanese ReligionBernard FaureD. Max Moerman and Gaynor Sekimori, eds. Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie 18 (2009).

Rethinking Medieval Shintō / Repenser le shintō médiéval. Bernard Faure, Michael Como, and Iyanaga Nobumi, eds. Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie 16, 2006–2007.

Michel Strickmann. Chinese Poetry and Prophecy: The Written Oracle in East Asia, ed. Bernard Faure. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2005.

Chan Buddhism in Ritual Context. Routledge, 2003.

Moines, rois et marginaux: Études sur le bouddhisme médiéval japonais/ Buddhist Priests, Kings and Marginals: Studies on Medieval Japanese BuddhismCahiers d’Extrême-Asie 13, 2002–2003.

Michel Strickmann. Chinese Magical Medicine, ed. Bernard Faure. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2002.

Select Articles and Book Chapters 

From Bodhidharma to Daruma: The Hidden Life of a Zen Patriarch.” Japan Review 23 (2011): 45-71

“Buddhism and Symbolic Violence.” In The Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence, ed. Andrew R. Murphy, 211–226. Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

“In the Quiet of the Monastery: Buddhist Controversies over Quietism.” Common Knowledge 16, no.3 (2010): 424–438.

“Afterthoughts.” In Buddhist Warfare, Michael K. Jerryson and Mark Juergensmeyer, eds., 211–226. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

 “Monastères Zen au Japon: l’impossible utopie.” In Les lieux de savoir, ed. Christian Jacob. Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 2008.

“Kegon and Dragons: A Mythological Approach to Huayan Doctrine.” In Reflecting Mirrors: Perspectives on Huayan Buddhism, ed. Imre Hamar, 297–308. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2007.

“The Elephant in the Room: The Cult of Secrecy in Japanese Tantrism.” In The Culture of Secrecy in Japanese Religion, eds. Bernhard Scheid and Mark Teeuwen, 255–268. London: Routledge, 2006.

“Ch’an Master Musang: A Korean Monk in East Asian Context.” In Currents and Countercurrents: Korean Influences on the East Asian Buddhist Traditions, ed. Robert E. Buswell, Jr., 153–172. University of Hawai’i Press, 2005.

“Pan Gu and his Descendents: Chinese Cosmology in Medieval Japan.” Taiwan Journal of Chinese Religion, 2005.

“Buddhist Relics and Japanese Regalia.” In Embodying the Dharma: Buddhist Relic Veneration in Asia, David Germano and Kevin Trainor, eds., 93–116. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2004.

“La double vie du patriarche.” In Eloge des sources: Reflets du japon ancien et moderne,Josef A. Kyburz, François Macé, and Charlotte von Verschur, eds. Paris: Editions Philippe Picquier, 2004.

“Dhātu: Le culte des reliques dans le bouddhisme sino-japonais.” In Hōbōgirin:Dictionnaire encyclopédique du bouddhisme. Paris: Maisonneuve, vol. VII, 2004.

“Heresies in East Asian Buddhism.” In Häresien: Religionshermeneutische Studien zur Konstruktion von Norm un Abweichung, Irene Pieper et al., eds. Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2003.

“Une perle rare : la “nonne” Nyoi et l’idéologie médiévale.” In Moines, rois et marginaux: Études sur le bouddhisme médiéval japonais/ Buddhist Priests, Kings and Marginals: Studies on Medieval Japanese Buddhism. Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie 13, 2002–2003.

“’Texte’ et ‘tradition orale’ dans le bouddhisme japonais médiéval.” In Des Alexandries, ed. Alain Jacob. Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, 2002.

“Les cloches de la terre: un aspect du culte des reliques dans le bouddhisme chinois.” InBouddhisme et lettrés dans la Chine médiévale, ed. Catherine Despeux. Paris: 2002.

“Du kôan au mantra: Les rapports du Zen et du bouddhisme tantrique”Connaissance des Religions, 2000.

“Japanese Tantra, the Tachikawa-ryū, and Ryōbu Shintō.” In Tantra in Practice, ed. David Gordon White, 543–556. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.

“Relics, Regalia, and the Dynamics of Secrecy in Japanese Buddhism.” In Rending the Veil: Concealment and Secrecy in the History of Religions, ed. Elliott Wolfson, 271–287. New York: Seven Bridge Press, 1999.

“The Buddhist Icon and the Modern Gaze.” Critical Inquiry 24.3 (1998): 768–813.

“Relics and Flesh Bodies: The Creation of Ch’an Pilgrimage Sites.” In Pilgrims and Sacred Sites in ChinaSusan Naquin and Chün-fang Yü, eds., 150–189. Berkeley:  University of California Press, 1992.

“The Daruma-shū, Dōgen and Sōtō Zen.” Monumenta Nipponica 42, no. 1 (1987): 25–55.

“Space and Place in Chinese Religious Traditions.” History of Religions 26, no. 4 (1987): 337–356.

“Bodhidharma as Textual and Religious Paradigm.” History of Religions 25, no. 3 (1986): 187–198.

“Le symbolisme de l’objet rituel”, L’Université Bouddhique Européenne.