2019년 동아시아종교사회학회 발표 신청 안내입니다. 발표 신청 마감은 1월 31일입니다.
2019년 동아시아종교사회학회는 일본 삿포로에 있는 홋카이도대학에서 열립니다. 홋카이도 대학은 "Boys, be ambitious"라는 말로 유명한 윌리엄 클라크(William Clark)가 가르쳤던 학교로 알려져 있습니다. 클라크는 삿포로농업학교의 초대교감(부총장)을 맡았는데 이 학교가 나중에 홋카이도대학이 되었다고 합니다. 무교회주의자로 잘 알려진 우찌무라 간조가 삿포로농업학교를 다니면서 기독교를 접했다고 알려져 있기도 하고 삿포로농업학교를 졸업한 사람들 가운데 기독교를 수용한 사람들을 중심으로 삿포로밴드가 형성되었는데 이 모임은 요코하마 밴드, 구마모토 밴드와 함께 일본 개신교 지도자를 배출한 중요 모임으로 알려져 있기 때문에 이번 학회는 일본 기독교 역사와 관련이 깊은 곳에서 열리는 것이라고 할 수 있을 것 같습니다.
2018년에도 많은 분들이 참석해 주셨는데 2019년에는 좀 더 많은 분들이 참석해 주셔서 한국 종교사회학 연구를 다른 아시아 학자들에게 소개하고 알릴 수 있는 좋은 기회가 되었으면 좋겠습니다.
아래 주소를 통해 2019 동아시아종교사회학회 발표 신청을 하실 수 있습니다.
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 mid-19th 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 Global East?
· 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 without believing”?
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, firstname.lastname@example.org .
- 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.
The above rates are accurate as in Oct., 2018.
++ is additional rate in high season.