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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 want to make three points. First is a brief account of the history of our…

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 Fukuda, Youngbin Lim; (Invited) Chris white [Agenda] Meeting Chair’s greeting and introduction (Yoshihide Sakurai, Hokkaido…

2021 EASSSR Conference in Jeju, South Korea (July 17 to 19, 2021)

The annual conference of EASSSR will be held in Jeju, South Korea from July 17 to 19, 2021. Please check out its Call for Papers

[Call for Papers] Cancelled

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 conference of EASSSR to the end of March 2020. Consequently, the decision of acceptance has…

Election Result in 2019

We officers are very glad to announce that the below candidates were finally elected in the 2019 EASSSR election for new leadership with almost 100 % support, as you see in the attached file. Although only 55 of 168 eligible voters participated in the voting, we believe that the high level of support is reflecting a…

[Call for Papers] The 2020 EASSSR Conference in Jeju-Cancalled

The 3rd Annual Meeting of the East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (EASSSR) “Religion and Peace in East Asia: Reconsideration of Roles of Religion in the Post-Secular Age” July 23 to 25, 2020 Jeju National University, Republic of Korea Call for papers   Religion has always played an important central role in promoting hope…

EASSSR Election in 2019

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Brief Bio and CV for Candidates for Election in 2019

Dear all paid members, We officers are pleased to provide all candidates’ brief bio  and CV for some of them for the 2019 EASSSR election. All paid members have the right to vote for this election with a guidance by  e-mail. The voting process by Surveymonkey will be available for two weeks from November 1…

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…