Journal of Chinese Buddhist Studies

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Call for Papers
August 1, 2018 to December 15, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Chinese History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology



Announcing the Publication of Volume 31:


We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 31 of Journal of Chinese Buddhist Studies by the Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies. The JCBS is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research on the historical study of Chinese Buddhism in the pre-modern and modern periods. The journal website can be accessed via the link below:


The Volume 31 includes the following contributions:

Jeffrey Kotyk Yixing and Pseudo-Yixing: a Misunderstood Astronomer-Monk

Mario Poceski Bo Juyi’s Memorial Inscription for Chan Teacher Weikua

Hsüeh-Yi Lin Qian Qianyi as a Buddhist in the Ming-Qing Transition

Ernest Billings Brewster What is Our Shared Sensory World?: Ming Dynasty Debates on Yogācāra versus Huayan Doctrines

Matthew Orsborn Something for Nothing: Cognitive Metaphors for Emptiness in the *Upadeśa (Dàzhìdù lùn)



Article Solicitation of Volume 32:


The Journal of Chinese Buddhist Studies is always seeking new original research articles in English pertaining to the historical study of Chinese Buddhism. If you are interested in contributing, please submit it as a Word document file formatted according to the “Manuscript Formatting” requirements. If you wish to organize a special topics issue, please send a one hundred fifty word description proposal, together with a list of potential participants and their individual paper topics.


The JCBS produces one issue a year. The deadline for article submissions is December 15. The deadline for special topics proposals is November 1. Publication time for the each volume is in July.


For more details about the “Submissions” and “Manuscript Formatting,” please check the webpage at



Daniel B. Stevenson (University of Kansas)

Jimmy Y. Yu (Florida State University)

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Shu-ya Hsu (Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies)

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