In the past ten years I have published four books on the topic of Daoism and Chinese religions.
My first book, co-edited with Norman Girardot and Liu Xiaogan, was Daoism and Ecology: Ways within a Cosmic Landscape (Harvard 2001). This book arose from a collection of papers presented at a conference held at Harvard University's Center for the Study of World Religions in 1998. This conference was one of a series of ten conferences on world religions and ecology, which led to the creation of the Forum on Religion and Ecology under the guidance of Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, who served as the series editors.
My first single-authored book, Daoism: A Short Introduction (Oneworld 2003), was translated into Italian as Daoismo: Una Introduzione, and republished in 2008 as Daoism: A Beginner's Guide. It was the first thematic introduction to Daoist religion. I wrote one chapter a week over the course of the fall term of 2001, presenting each chapter as a lecture to my students at Queen's University.
Over the period of 2003-2004 I put together an edited volume of essays covering key aspects of Chinese religions in today's world. This was published in 2006 as Chinese Religion in Contemporary Societies. It was the first handbook covering this topic aimed at the general public, and gave significant coverage to Chinese religions in North America, as well as China and Taiwan.
My most recent book, The Way of Highest Clarity, is the result of work begun in my PhD dissertation on the Shangqing (Highest Clarity) tradition, a Daoist religious movement that originated in the 4th century CE. The book contains translations of key texts and interpretive chapters that aim to explain the basic functioning of Shangqing religion and theology.