This society aims to provide an academic platform, in which all scholars of religion can extend the boundaries of social scientific understanding of religions by communicating and exchanging their ideas and knowledge about religious situations of East Asian societies.

Welcome to the East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

EASSSR is an international academic society established to encourage meaningful communication among social scientists who study religion in East Asia and facilitate further development of the scientific study of religion in this region. Whereas research on religion has traditionally adopted a theoretical framework based on Western, Protestant norms, EASSSR encourages empirical studies that situate religion within the East Asian context. This society aims to provide an academic platform, in which all scholars of religion can extend the boundaries of social scientific understanding of religions by communicating and exchanging their ideas and knowledge about religious situations of East Asian societies

The annual conference at Jeju National University in South Korea will be held from July 17 to 19, 2021.

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The Inaugural Speech by Francis Song

Prospects of Social Scientific Study of Religion and the Role of EASSSR I sincerely express my thankfulness to all of us here attending this 'new normal' Executive Council Meeting through Zoom. I think, as the second president, that I must...

The Outgoing Speech by Fenggang Yang

East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion: Past, Present, and Future    As the outgoing president, I want to make this speech short, so that we leave more time for the new president and future planning. Nevertheless, I...