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The Book: Religiosity, Secularity and Pluralism in the Global East

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Christianity as Model and Analogue in the Formation of Fo Guang Shan

Hsing Yun (b.1927) founded the movement Fó Guāng Shān (FGS) (“Buddha’s Light Mountain”) in Taiwan in 1967. FGS has grown, flourished and diversified not only in Taiwan (where it is still based) but in many parts of the world. We posit that the important and conspicuous features of FGS which are analogous to Christianity, which…

The 2nd Annual Conference of EASSSR (Call for Papers)

Call for Papers   The 2nd Annual Conference of the East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Theme: “East-West Encounters and Religious Change in Modernizing East Asia” Dates:   July 27-28, 2019 Place:   Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan   East Asia has undergone globalization and modernization in the last five hundred years. The first encounter…

Call for Papers: Chinese Christian Art and Literature

Call for Papers   Chinese Christian Art and Literature Dates: May 3-5, 2019 (arriving on the 2nd  and departing on the 6th) Place: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA   The Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University invites papers that examine the relationship between Christianity and art or literature in Chinese societies. We…

Atlas of Religion in China: Social and Geographical Contexts

Yang’s new book, published recently by Brill Publishers, provides a bird’s-eye view of religion in China by mapping mosques, temples, churches and other spiritual venues at national, provincial and county levels, revealing how the country’s religious landscape has been shaped and fractured by its diverse geography.

Call For Papers of NAASR and AASR

    Annual Conference 2018 Call for Papers Ngā Wāhi Tapu/Sacred Place: Continuity and Change      The third Joint Conference of the New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions (NZASR) and the Australian Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) will be hosted by the University of Auckland 29-30 November 2018. The plenary…

The Journal Religions’ Special Issue for EASSSR Conference in Singapore

Special Issue “Religiosity, Secularity and Pluralism in the Global East” Special Issue Editors Special Issue Information Keywords Published Papers A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444). Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2018 Share This Special Issue Special Issue Editor Guest Editor  Prof. Dr. Fenggang Yang and the Publication Committee of EASSSR Professor of Sociology and Director of…

For the love of gun: US couples take weapons to church (by AFP)

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Three bishops may have bolstered China’s constitutional amendment

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Call for Papers

RELIGIOSITY, SECULARITY AND PLURALISM IN THE GLOBAL EAST  The Inaugural Conference of the East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion July 3-5, 2018, Singapore Call for papers  East Asia is felt throughout the world. Whilst the region’s economic and political power has been a reason for both global integration and resistance in recent decades,…

Rohingya crisis: Who is telling the truth?

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Thousands Stand Vigil to Stop Church Demolition

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