Lan Wu

Assistant Professor of History
Asian borderlands, transnational history, state formation, history of Buddhism in East Asia


  1. "Crafting Buddhist Art in Qing China's Contact Zones during the Eighteenth Century." Journal 18: A Journal of Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture (Nov, 2017) [Link]
  2. Review of The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017, by Peter Jackson, Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion (Aug, 2017) [Link]
  3. Review of The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China: A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation, New York: Columbia University Press, 2015, by Peter Schwieger, Journal of Asian History, (Nov, 2016): 159-162.
  4. Review of Yonghegong: Art, Religion, and Politics in Beijing’s Lama Temple, by Kevin Greenwood, Dissertation Reviews, (March, 2014) [Link]
  5. Review of The Mother of All Monasteries: Gönlung Jampa Ling and the Rise of Mega Monasteries in Northeastern Tibet, by Brenton Sullivan, Dissertation Reviews, (March, 2014)  [Link]
  6. Review of Shincho to Chibetto Bukkyo: Bosatsuo to Natta Kenryutei (Qing China and the Tibetan Buddhist World: The Qianlong Emperor who had Become a Buddhist King) [In Japanese],” by Yumiko Ishihama, The Journal of Asian Studies, 71:4 (November 2012): 1133-1135.
  7. Biography of the Second Mindrol Nominhan, Lobzang Tendzin Gyatso. The Treasury of Lives, New York, NY (Dec, 2014) [Link]