Silk Road: Transnational Transmission of Sacred Thoughts and Literature

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Call for Papers
July 10, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Asian American History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Literature, South Asian History / Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies

The concept of “Silk Road (Chinese: 丝绸之路)” is often depicted as a transnational network of trade routes connecting the West and East, appro. from 200 BCE to 1800 CE. The economic, political, cultural, and religious interactions usually refers to certain land routes (Mediterranean Sea, Middle East and Central Asia), but it also include sea routes that connect East Asia and Southeast Asia with South Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa and Southern Europe.

The European Association for the Study of Religion (EASR) was held at the University of Pisa, Italy in 2021. As part of the conference, we had a special panel on the subject of “Silk Road”. The interdisciplinary section was successful with great feedbacks from the scholars of anthropology, religion, sociology, literature, culture, international relations, politics, policy and trade.

In this regard, I, as the editor, am calling critical and theoretical papers for a new book on the subject (Silk Road: Transnational Transmission of Sacred Thoughts and Literature). The peerreviewed manuscript will be published by the Vernon Press, USA ( If you are interested or your recent research is familiar with the topic, please submit your abstract (200-220 words) and biography (100 words: affiliation, research field and 3-4 publication list (title and year only) by July 10, 2022.

If you are accepted, we will ask you to consider the following publication details:

Deadline for full article: October 30, 2022

Length: 8,000-10,000 words including endnotes and bibliography

Style: Chicago manual style (17th version) (


Contact Info: 

Editor: Dr. David W. Kim

Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, UK

School of History, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia

Associate Professor, Asian History of Religions, College of General Education, Kookmin University, Seoul

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