DC Lammerts
Assistant Professor
Buddhist and Southeast Asian Studies

Department of Religion
Rutgers University

Areas of Research

Buddhism in Burma and Southeast Asia; legal history; Pali and Burmese literature; manuscripts and epigraphy


Forthcoming. Buddhist Law in Burma: A History of Dhammasattha Texts and Jurisprudence, c. 1250–1850. University of Hawai'i Press.

2015. Review of Anne Peters, Birmanische Handschriften, Teil 8 (Stuttgart, 2014). Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 165.2: 513–516. download

2015. "The Murray Manuscripts and Buddhist Dhammasattha Literature Transmitted in Chittagong and Arakan." Journal of Burma Studies 19.2: 407–444. download

2015. "In Memoriam. Andrew Huxley: Legal Historian of Burma and Southeast Asia." Journal of Burma Studies 19.2: 267–273. download

2015. with Arlo Griffiths. "Epigraphy: Southeast Asia." In Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism, edited by Jonathan A. Silk, 988–1009. Leiden: Brill. download

2015. Buddhist Dynamics in Premodern and Early Modern Southeast Asia, edited by D. Christian Lammerts. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. link

2014. "Genres and Jurisdictions: Laws Governing Monastic Inheritance in Seventeenth-Century Burma." In Buddhism and Law: An Introduction, edited by Rebecca R. French and Mark A. Nathan, 183–197. New York: Cambridge University Press. download corrected version

2013. "Narratives of Buddhist Legislation: Textual Authority and Legal Heterodoxy in Seventeenth through Nineteenth-Century Burma." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 44.1: 118–144. download

2011. "Buddhist Manuscript Culture and History in Southeast Asia." Review of Daniel M. Veidlinger, Spreading the Dhamma: Writing, Orality, and Textual Transmission in Buddhist Northern Thailand (University of Hawaii Press, 2006), H-Buddhism (May 2011). download

2010. "Notes on Burmese Manuscripts: Text and Image." Journal of Burma Studies 14: 229–254. download

2005. "The Authorship of the Dhammavilāsa Dhammasat." In Myanmar Historical Commission Conference Proceedings, Vol. 2, edited by Than Tun et al., 190–214. Yangon: Ministry of Education. download