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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 Citizens of Two Kingdoms: Civil Society and Christian Religion in Greater China

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to share with you that my edited book Citizens of Two Kingdoms: Civil Society and Christian Religion in Greater China (Leiden: Brill) will be released on April 15, 2021 (see the cover image in the attached file)....

Result of the 2020 Election of Executive Council

Dear Members of EASSSR, Greetings. The society announces the result of the 2020 election of executive council members conducted from 16 Nov to 3 Dec, 2020. Prof. Sakurai and Ng Ka Shing who managed all the process have summarized as...

[Call for Papers] The 2021 Annual Conference

The 3rd Annual Conference of the East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion  “Religion and Peace in East Asia: The Roles of Religion in Times of Crises" July 17 to 19, 2021 Jeju National University, Republic of Korea...