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Korean Religions Unit, Call for Proposals for the
American Academy of Religion Yearly Meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 2022:
The Korean Religions Unit welcomes proposals for papers sessions, roundtable sessions, and individual papers. Proposals in all areas of Korean Religions will be considered. This year, we especially invite submissions on the subtopics proposed by interested AAR members, as listed below. If you would like to contribute to one of the panel proposals below, please contact the organizer(s) directly, and submit your proposal at least two weeks prior to the AAR submission deadline which will be on March 2, 2022, 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.
For KRU Standalone panels:
“Korean Confucianism at a Crossroads.” Organizer: Young-chan Ro (email@example.com)
This session will explore the significance and implications of Korean Confucianism from diverse perspectives to demonstrate the multidimensions of the Korean Confucian tradition for a comprehensive understanding of Korean Confucianism based on the Dao Companion to Korean Confucianism (Springer 2019). Furthermore, the panel will examine how the Confucian tradition has been related to other religious traditions of Korea.
״Catastrophe, Recovery, and Korean Religions.” Organizer: Minjung Noh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What are the roles of Korean religions in the face of disasters? We are interested in proposals that explore the multifaceted relationships between catastrophe, healing, and Korean religions. For example, how do Korean religious communities respond to various catastrophes, including ecological, political, social, emotional, historical, and transnational disasters? What ideas and practices do they offer for recovery and healing? The session is related to next year's annual meeting theme "Religion and Disaster."
Co-sponsored with the New Religions Unit:
“New Religions in Korea.” Organizer: Holly Folk (email@example.com)
For a panel co-sponsored between the Korean Religions Group and the New Religious Movements Group, proposals are sought on Korean new religious movements in Korea, East Asia, and North America; contemporary Korean new religions and their influential predecessors; media representation of Korean NRMs; and Korean new religions’ practices in response to the pandemic.
Any other papers that address the relationship between society, culture, and religion as broadly construed can be submitted directly through the AAR portal. Other inquiries can be directed to Sean Kim firstname.lastname@example.org, or Liora Sarfati email@example.com. In submitting proposals, please follow the AAR guidelines carefully.
Sean Kim & Liora Sarfati (co-chairs, Korean Religions Unit)
Co-chair, Korean Religion Unit, American Academy of Religion
Senior lecturer, Department of East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University