David Jongeward is an independent scholar and cultural historian with a specialty in ancient Central Asian culture history. He has been a Department Associate in the Department of World Cultures in the Royal Ontario Museum since 2001. He was a visiting scholar with the Asian Institute, University of Toronto Munk Centre for Global Studies, 2002–2012, and a Research Associate with the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, 2011–2013. His five books are the following:
Buddhist Art of Gandhara in the Ashmolean Museum. Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. 2018.
Kushan, Kushano-Sasanian, and Kidarite Coins: A Catalogue of Coins from the American Numismatics Society. Co-authored with Joe Cribb. The American Numismatics Society, New York. 2015.
Gandharan Buddhist Reliquaries. Co-authored with Elizabeth Errington, Richard Salomon, Stefan Baums. Gandhara Studies Series, Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project, University of Washington Press, Seattle. 2012.
Buddhist Art of Pakistan and Afghanistan:The Royal Ontario Museum Collection of Gandhara Sculpture.University of Toronto, Centre South Asian Studies. 2003.
Weaver of Worlds: A Woman’s Journey in Tapestry, Inner Traditions International, Destiny Books, Rochester Vermont. 1991.
Kushan Mystique is in part a personal narrative, and in part a profile of people and places encountered as a result of David Jongeward’s Kushan and Gandhara research and travels. The book is to be co-published by Spink, London (print edition) and Iguana Books, Toronto (online edition), projected for Spring 2020.
Buddhist Rebirth Narratives in Literary and Visual Cultures of Gandhara. In progress, co-authored with Timothy Lenz, provisionally accepted for publication for the Gandhara Studies Series, Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project, University of Washington Press, Seattle.