Dear Buddhism Unit Members:

The AAR has recently opened its PAPERS system ( This is the online system used for session and paper submissions the Annual Meeting of the AAR to be held in 2019 San Diego, California (November 23-26, 2019).

The deadline for all AAR submission this year is Monday, March 4, 2019, at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

CFP> AAR 2019 Buddhist Critical-Constructive Reflection

The Buddhist Critical-Constructive Reflection Group explores how Buddhist thought and practice can address contemporary issues and how Buddhist modes of understanding can inform or be informed by academic studies (in Religious Studies, Philosophy, Ethics, Theology, Sociology, Economics, etc.).

CFP> AAR Unit- Indian and Chinese Religions Compared Group

Dear Colleagues,

The “Indian and Chinese Religions Compared” unit of the American Academy of Religion is pleased to invite proposals for the Annual Meeting in San Diego, November 23-26, 2019. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2019. For more information, please see below, or visit <>. Feel free to contact either of us with questions.

Best wishes,

ANNOUNCEMENT> Thanks and Farewell from the "Holmes Welch and the Study of Buddhism in Twentieth Century China Seminar"

Dear friends and colleagues,
The Holmes Welch and the Study of Buddhism in Twentieth Century China Seminar was an event held at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion between 2013 and 2018. Holmes H. Welch (1924-1981) was a scholar of Chinese religions and wrote a trilogy of monographs on Buddhism in modern China that helped to establish the field.

AAR> Daoist Studies Sessions at AAR 2018 (including a fair amount of Buddhism)

Dear colleagues and friends,

The Daoist Studies Unit proudly announces the following panels at this year’s American Academy of Religion conference in Denver from November 17th to 20th.

Make sure to mark these exciting panels in your calendar. We hope to see you in Denver. 

AAR> Yogācāra Studies at the American Academy of Religion in Denver

Dear Colleagues, 

We write to let you know of the Yogācāra Studies Unit's panels and other events at the upcoming AAR meeting to be held in Denver, CO from November 17-20, 2018. Be sure to read to the bottom to find out about our *first annual* Yogācāra Happy Hour, generously sponsored by the Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages, and our *new* Facebook page.

1) "Exploring Yogācāra in the Laṅkāvatārasūtra", our text panel, will be held Saturday from 3:30-5 in Convention Center-Mile High 1A (Lower Level). 


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