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2019년 7월 27~28일 개최되는 2019 동아시아종교사회학회(EASSSR) 발표 신청을 안내드립니다.
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제2회 동아시아종교사회학회 안내회 안내(The 2nd Annual Conference of the East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion)
• 주제: “East-West Encounters and Religious Change in Modernizing East Asia”
• 일시: 2019년 7월 27-28일
• 장소: 일본 홋카이도대학교(삿포로)
• 발표신청마감: 2019년 1월 31일
2019 동아시아종교사회학회 발표 신청은 제2회 동아시아종교사회학회를 위해 만들어진 홈페이지를 통해 하실 수 있습니다. (https://www.easssr2019.org)
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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 between East Asia and the modernizing West was with the Jesuit
missionaries in the late 16th century in China, Korea, and Japan, where their inculturation strategy succeeded in attracting some converts in certain social circles. The cultural and political elites in these countries began to realize the uniqueness of the institutional
religion of Catholicism in contrast to the local customary religiosities originated from
Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. In response, Christianity was suppressed in East
Asia until the mid19th century, when the second encounter between the East and the
West brought about waves of modernization to East Asian countries. Under the Western-hegemony, Asian countries were coerced to modernize or Westernize, adopting a modern system of law, bureaucracy, education system, and abolishing many of their own traditions. The concept of religion and the relationship between religion and the state have been
constructed and reconstructed in the process of this East-West encounter in the process of modernization. Along with the introduction of science
and technology, theory of evolution, atheism, and various ideologies, East Asian societies became rapidly secularized. In the first half of the 20th century, most states in East Asia
enforced administrative control over religions.
Since the end of World War II in 1945, East Asian societies have diverged in their paths
of social development and religious change. In mainland China, following a period of
eradication of religion in the 1960s and 1970s, some religions have revived in spite of
strong state control. In Taiwan, institutional Buddhism and other Chinese religions have
undergone modernization and many religions have thrived since the end of martial law.
South Korea has experienced the rapid rise of Christianity, with nearly 30% of the
population identifying as either Protestant or Catholic. Japan retained traditional religions and added many new religions in the free market religious economy, but today organized religions are in steady decline due to aging and secularization. Why are these societies
so different even though they shared similar traditional religiosities and experiences of
modernization in response to the West?
At present, East Asian countries have strengthened their economic and cultural exchanges despite occasional political tension among them. Religious exchange has also accelerated with the growth of missionaries and migrant populations. Religious diversity has increased and nationalism has risen in response to the perceived foreign religions. Meanwhile,
religions or religiosities originating in East Asia have spread to the West and other parts
of the world. How do the various states in the region manage religious pluralism and
provide social space for migrants and missionary religions? How do individuals and
communities of the Global East practice religion in late modernity?
In short, East Asia has varieties of religious institutions and communities, folk religions
and new religions, and atheism and other secularisms. The research on religion in East
Asia needs historical, sociological, political, and other perspectives. While all topics on
religion are welcome at the conference, we especially invite papers that address one or
more of the following research questions:
How did religions and their practitioners in the Global East encounter and respond to
Christianity backed by western modernity and hegemonic power in recent centuries?
How were the concepts of the boundary between religion and secularity, administrative
control of religions in authoritative regimes and the policy of religious pluralism formed
in the Global East?
What kind of similarity and difference in traditional and new religions are there in the
How has secularization proceeded in the Global East and manifested in the growth of
religious “nones” and in the new forms of “believing without belonging” and “belonging
Beyond addressing these questions, we seek a range of papers that draw on different
geographical contexts and religious traditions. We particularly encourage proposals of
organized sessions with 3-4 papers addressing the same religion or topic. For individual
papers we will arrange them in the session of similar topics.
Presentation proposals are due by January 31, 2019. Please submit your paper’s title,
abstract (200 to 500 words), author’s information by clicking here: Submit Paper
Presentation Proposal for EASSSR 2019 Conference. For submission-related questions, please email: Lily C Szeto, email@example.com .
Notification of acceptance of presentation proposals will be sent out by February 28, 2019.
Meeting Registration will be open between March 1 and 31, 2019.
Participants need to make their own hotel reservations (see information below).
EASSSR Membership Fee:
Regular Members: US$50 annually
Student Members: US$30 annually
Conference Registration Fee for members:
Regular Members: US$120
Student Members: US$70
Conference Registration Fee for non-members:
Regular Members: US$170
Student Members: US$100
For information of the locality, please visit the website https://www.easssr2019.org
There are many hotels near Sapporo JR station, which is 5 minutes’ walk from the gate
of Hokkaido University. The rate of economy hotel with one or two stars of single
occupancy is around USD50-70, three stars USD80-100, and four stars USD150-200.