[KS] Journal of Korean Religions - Call for Papers

JKR journalkr at sogang.ac.kr
Fri Nov 2 08:10:34 EDT 2012

The Journal of Korean Religions (JKR) is calling for papers across disciplines addressing the study of Korean religions in all its forms.  Review articles are welcome, as are feature length submissions. JKR is published biannually, in April and October, by the Institute for the Study of Religion at Sogang University. 

Our most recent issue, "Korean Shamans in the Present Tense," features two research articles on the practice of contemporary Korean shamans and an interview with Dr. Jonsgung Yang, Curator of the Korean National Folk Museum’s exhibition Mediation of Heaven and Earth – Shaman. Future issues will focus on a re-examination of the Korean missionary experience, religion in North Korea, and Buddhist-Christian relations. Book reviews related to the field are welcome as are research papers that provide insight to current paths of study.

Our editors, Professors Seong-nae Kim, head of the Institute for the Study of Religion at Sogang University in Seoul, Korea and Don Baker, director of the Centre for Korean Research at the University of British Columbia, represent the global approach at the heart of the Journal’s mission. Working with the University of Hawaii Press, we have global distribution for our print volumes as well as a fully digital archive available on Project MUSE at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_korean_religions/.

Past issues include our special double issue, vol. 1. no. 1-2, “Problematizing Korean Religions” (Sept 2010); vol. 2. no. 2, “Korean religions in Inter-cultural Contexts” (Oct 2011); and vol. 3 no. 1, “Late Chosŏn Buddhism” (April 2012) with articles from Heesung Keel, Chongsuh Kim, Robert Buswell, Laurel Kendall, Don Baker, Boudewijin Walraven, and James Grayson.

We welcome contributions from all fields and ask for your help making connections with others you know who might be interested in publishing with us. Any questions or inquiries can be directed to the managing editor at: journalkr at sogang.ac.kr

Best wishes,
Matty Wegehaupt
Managing Editor, JKR

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