23. Persian Astronomy in China (The Medieval History Journal, 2024)

22. Yavanajātaka [with new dating] (The Encyclopedia of Ancient History: Asia and Africa, 2023) (PDF)  

21. The First Two Chapters of the Paitāmahasiddhānta (SCIAMVS 21, 2021/2022)

20. Greek Astral Sciences in China (Overlapping Cosmologies in Asia, 2022, pp. 45-74, link)

19. Greco-Indian Astrological Theories on Conception and Childbirth — Chapter 3 & 4 of Mīnarāja’s Vṛddhayavanajātaka (Body and Cosmos, 2021, pp. 369-407, link)

18. Bhaṭṭotpala and Scientific Learning in Tenth Century Kashmir (Journal of Indological Studies, 2018-2019) (PDF)

17. Vedic Astral Lore and Planetary Science in the Gārgīyajyotiṣa (History of Sciencein South Asia, 2019) (PDF)

16. 『仏国暦象編』におけるインド天文学について [The Indian Astronomy in the Bukkokurekishōhen] (co-authored with Masahiro Ueda, East-West Encounter in the Science of Heaven and Earth 天と地の科学—東と西の出会い, edited by Tokimasa Takeda and Bill M. Mak, 2019) (PDF)

15. Greco-Babylonian astral science in Asia – Patterns of dissemination and transformation (East-West Encounter in the Science of Heaven and Earth 天と地の科学—東と西の出会い, edited by Tokimasa Takeda and Bill M. Mak, 2019) (PDF)

14. Esoteric Buddhist Astrology – The Japanese Sukuyōdō school of Indian Astrology. English translation of 密教占星術 Mikkyō senseijutsu by Michio Yano. New Delhi: Aditya Prakashan, 2019.

13. The Oldest Extant Source on the Indian Lore of Nakṣatras According to Vṛddhagarga (Conference Handout, 2018) (PDF)

12. The First Two Chapters of Mīnarāja’s Vṛddhayavanajātaka (Zinbun 48, 2018) (PDF)

11. Tithikarmaguṇa in Gārgīyajyotiṣa – Tithi worship according to a number of early sources (Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies 66:3, 2018) (PDF)

10.《古代中國與日本的“異域天學”:七曜日與天宮圖星占術》[The foreign astral science in medieval China and Japan – Seven planetary weekdays and horoscopy] , in《中印关系研究的视野与前景》, 2016. (PDF)

9. Astral Science of the East Syriac Christians in China during the late first millennium AD (Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry 16-4, 2016) (PDF)

8. Indian Jyotiṣa Literature through the Lens of Chinese Buddhist Canon (Journal of Oriental Studies 48-1, 2015 [2012]) (PDF)

7. The Transmission of Buddhist Astral Science from India to East Asia - The Central Asian Connections (Historia Scientiarum 24-2, 2015) (PDF)

6. Yusi Jing - A treatise of ‘Western’ astral science in Chinese and its versified version Xitian yusi jing (SCIAMVS 15, 2014)

5. The ‘oldest Indo-Greek text in Sanskrit’ revisited – Additional Readings from the Newly Discovered Manuscript of the Yavanajātaka (Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies 印度學佛教學研究 LXII No.3, 2014) (PDF)

4. The Last Chapter of Sphujidhvaja’s Yavanajātaka critically edited with notes (SCIAMVS 14, 2013) [excerpt only] (PDF)

3. Silk Road Transmission of Astrological Lore to China – Indian, Chinese and Central Asian elements in Mahāsaṃnipātasūtra (T397) (Silk Road: Interwoven History) (forthcoming)

2. The Date and Nature of Sphujidhvaja’s Yavanajātaka reconsidered in the light of some newly discovered materials (History of Sciencein South Asia, 2013) (PDF)

1. La stela scio de antikvaj popoloj – de Grekio ĝis Ĉinio ["The astral knowledge of the ancient peoples - from Greece to China"] (Kontakto, 2012) (PDF)


Research and Publication Projects

Overlapping Cosmologies in Asia, edited by Bill M. Mak and Eric Huntington. “Crossroads – History of Science and Technology across the Silk Roads” series. Leiden: Brill, 2022. doi:

- Workshop: China, India, and Iran: Scientific exchange and cultural contact through the first millennium CE. 8–9 October, 2021, Cambridge. (PosterReportINDIRA 15)

- Academic network, Conferences, Panels, 2016-2021 (PDF, 7.2 MB)

- 仏教天文学研究会(京都大学人文科学研究所)Buddhist Astronomy Research Seminar (Monthly meeting at Kyoto University, 2003-2019). (In Japanese)

- Proceedings of the International Conference “Traditional Sciences in Asia 2017 – East-West Encounter in the Science of Heaven and Earth 天と地の科学—東と西の出会い, edited by Tokimasa Takeda and Bill M. Mak, 2019) (PDF1PDF2, 98.2 MB)

Sources of Buddhist Astral Science: Amoghavajra’s Xiuyao jing and Entsū’s Bukkokurekishōhen. The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations (2019).