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We hope this international academic society can encourage meaningful communications among social scientists who study religion from East Asia, and facilitate further development of the scientific study of religion in this region. In the world today, East Asia posits as a hot spot of religious changes. Religious groups in societies experiencing radical changes often occur, grow, and disperse with contextual social changes. Similar to previous cases in Korea and Japan, Chinese religious groups exhibit certain features that are common to transitioning societies, while pertaining particular characteristics. The empirical studies of those changes will certainly enhance and contribute to the development of general theories and methods of social scientific study of religion in East Asia. As taken initially and impressively  by Max Weber (1915) and Robert N. Bellah (1957), Asian religions, e.g., Confucianism, Taoism,  and Tokugawa religion have usually been examined in terms of the large-scale comparative perspective whose framework was primarily based upon the lens of Western religion, that is, Protestantism. This methodological tradition has continued to influence ordinary social scientific studies of religion. As noted, this confronts many challenges in contemporary East Asian religious situations. 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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

Dozens of US couples donned crowns and cradled guns at a controversial ceremony in a Pennsylvania church on Wednesday, forcing a nearby school to close and angering protesters. The incongruous event in Newfoundland, part of rural Pennsylvania that voted 68 percent for President Donald Trump in 2016, underscored the gulf between those who fiercely defend […]

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Three bishops may have bolstered China’s constitutional amendment

Although how they cast their votes remains largely unclear, the attendance of the three bishops has helped to make the story of the biggest constitutional change in over three decades. The three bishops were among those who participated when the Communist party held its 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) that on 11 March made the […]

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Registration for the 2018 EASSSR Conference in Singapore

We are very happy to inform that you can register for the inaugural EASSSR conference in Singapore from July 3-5. You need to register and pay membership and(or) registration fee in the following way: Go to Join or Renew , and then pay for any fees after filling out the EASSSR online membership form. Go to EASSSR Conference […]

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Relevant Journals

In order to help you publish your paper, EASSSR introduce the following journals:

AJRS
You are invited to submit a paper for possible inclusion in the Asian Journal of Religion and Society issued by the Korean Association for the Sociology of Religion
RRCS
Launched in 2014, Review of Religion and Chinese Society is an international peer-reviewed journal publishes articles and book reviews in the social sciences and certain humanities disciplines.
JJRS
The Japanese Journal of Religious Studies is a semi-annual journal dedicated to the academic study of Japanese religions.

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