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 […]

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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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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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China’s grip on Christianity intensifies!

The growth of Christianity is seemingly picking up momentum in China. However, the communist country is keen to curb this trend. In one of such latest efforts, officials in China’s eastern Zhejiang province have directed the closing of Sunday schools and keeping children from Christian events over the summer months. This is contrary to the […]

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Candlelight Revolution drags down President Park in South Korea

Recently South Korea has undergone one of the greatest political changes throughout its history. A third of the population voluntarily participated in this national movement, called Candlelight Revolution, for three months. Their disappointment in political leaders resulted in an unexpected large-scale civil resistance and eventually collapsed the ruling regime led by Park Geun Hye. This […]

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