We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 11, Number 2 of the Journal of Korean Religions. This fall’s issue is a special topic issue, entitled, “Reformulating the Historiography of Late Chosŏn Buddhism” and is guest edited by Sung-Eun Thomas Kim. The issue includes four articles on the topic: “Increased Temple Publication of Buddhist Texts in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Reading the Political and Cultural Significance of the Monastic Community”, by Son Sŏngpil; “The Chosŏn Gentry Sponsorship of Buddhist Temple Works: Insights from the Records of Late-Chosŏn Donor Ledgers” by Sung-Eun Thomas Kim; “Beyond the Pro- or Anti-Buddhist Interpretations of State Governance: An Alternate Reason for the Vernacular Translations of Sinitic Buddhist Texts in Fifteenth-Century Chosŏn Korea” by Kim Kijong; and “Formation of “Chosŏn Buddhist Tradition: Dharma Lineage and the Monastic Curriculum from a Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective” by Kim Yongtae”. In addition, the issue features a research article by Maya Stiller, “Beyond Singular Tradition: ‘Buddhist’ Pilgrimage Sites in Late Chosŏn Korea” and a review of Uri Kaplan’s “Buddhist Apologetics in East Asia: Countering the Neo-Confucian Critiques in the Hufa lun and the Yusŏk chirŭi non” by A. Charles Muller. The journal is available online through Project Muse https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/43300
The Journal of Korean Religions is the only English-language academic journal dedicated to the study of Korean religions. The publication aims to stimulate interest in and research on Korean religions across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Launched in 2010 by the Institute for the Study of Religion at Sogang University in Korea, the journal is peer-reviewed and published twice yearly, in April and October.
We are now accepting scholarly contributions dedicated to the study of Korean religions. We especially welcome special topic and guest edited volumes. Prospective manuscripts, book reviews, and questions can be directed to the managing editor at email@example.com
Dr. Brendan Wright