CFP> Holmes Welch and the Study of Buddhism in Twentieth-Century China, AAR 2018

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Dear fellow scholars,

This year is the final meeting of the seminar "Holmes Welch and the Study of Buddhism in Twentieth-Century China" at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Denver, November 2018. Over the past five years this seminar has provided a place for the discussion of many critical issues in the field, as well as a venue for the presentation of cutting edge work by scholars in the field. Some of these papers have now been published in a special issue of Studies in Chinese Religion
 
For this, the final year of the Seminar, we welcome papers on any aspect of the life and work of Holmes Welch, as well as papers that discuss topics relating to modern Chinese Buddhism or other fields connected to Welch's work. We particularly welcome papers that are broad in scope and suggest future directions for the field of Modern Chinese Buddhism in light of Welch's legacy. 
 
This year we will return to a traditional format, in which each presenter will be given 20 minutes to present their papers, followed by comments from a respondent and then general questions. The final section of the session will be reserved for a discussion of the past five years as a whole, and consideration of possible future directions for the field.
 
To submit a proposal, please log in to the AAR's PAPERS system. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2018.
 
Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions.
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Erik Hammerstrom, Pacific Lutheran University <hammerej@plu.edu>
Dr. Gregory Adam Scott, University of Manchester
<gregory.scott@manchester.ac.uk>