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

Annual Conference Postponed until July 2021

The annual conference at Jeju University has been postponed to July 2021.

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Minutes of Executive Council Meeting on Sep 11, 2021

Minutes of Executive Council Meeting  audio_only [Date & Place] Sep 11, 2020 (Eastern Time in the USA), Zoom meeting [Attendees] Fenggang Yang, Francis Song, Yoshihide Sakurai, Kwangsu Yoo, Anna Sun, Mark Mullins, David Palmer, Francis Lim, Kuo-Hsien Su, Hung-jen Yang, Tomoko...

Annual Conference Postponed until July 2021

The annual conference has been postponed until July 2021.

[Call for Papers] Extension of Submission Deadline

Dear members and friends of EASSSR, Due to the fact that the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic remains uncertain on some aspects and in multiple societies, we have decided to extend the deadline of submitting proposals for paper presentation at the annual...