Call for Papers

Submitted by James Miller on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 13:19
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Daoism: Religion, History and Society

Call for Papers

While studies on Daoism have grown very fast over the past few decades, they do not have a distinct identity of their own within the larger academic world, and up to now lack a forum where concerned scholars can debate and further define the state and the future of the field. Thus, the Centre for Studies of Daoist Culture (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and the École française d’Extrême-Orient have joined their efforts in creating this academic journal: Daoism: Religion, History and Society.
In spite of the pressures on the academic publishing market, we are convinced that there is room for a high-quality journal devoted to scholarly studies of Daoism in all its form and contexts. We hope to complement and cooperate with other journals that have traditionally published top-end research on Daoism as well as other subjects, such as Journal of Chinese Religion and Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie, along with other current publishing projects on Daoist studies.
Our Editorial Committee has Professor Lai Chi-tim as Chief Editor, and Professor Vincent Goossaert, as Co-editor. We publish one issue per year, both on paper and electronically. The journal will eventually also carry book reviews and bibliographic essays. Publication and distribution will be handled by The Chinese University Press.
A major distinguishing feature of the journal is its resolutely bilingual English-Chinese character. Each issue has articles in both languages, with abstracts in the other language. The editorial committee will work in both languages with an aim to provide a forum where scholars of both the Chinese-speaking and Western worlds can share their views.
The scope of the journal is broadly defined as that of all social sciences and humanities approaches to Daoism. The editors particularly seek articles exploring Daoism in its social and historical contexts, from the pre-modern to the contemporary period. Innovative research based on new documents and/or fieldwork will be most welcome. Submissions will be reviewed by external referees on a double-blind basis. Evaluation is based on scholarly quality. Both individual submissions and projects for guest-edited special issues are welcome.

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