Daniel Veidlinger

Institution: California State University Chico
Position: Faculty
Location: California
Role at DRH: Expert
Area of Research: Southeast Asian Buddhism


I am a professor of Buddhism in the Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities at California State University, Chico. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. My first book, "Spreading the Dhamma: Writing, Orality and Textual Transmission in Buddhist Northern Thailand," examined the early uses of written media to transmit Buddhist texts in the predominantly oral world of northern Thailand. I have also edited a volume entitled "Buddhism, the Internet and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus," which is the first book dedicated solely to Buddhism and New Media. I am currently editing a volume on Buddhism and Digital Humanities and finishing a multi-year project that looks at the influence of communications media on the evolution of Buddhist ideas.

Research Interests

  • Buddhism
  • Theravada
  • Southeast Asia
  • Digital Humanities
  • Media And Religion

Database Contributions

Entry name ProgressPublished Date modified
Lan Na Buddhism July 09, 2019