Call for Papers
The 10th Annual Conference of the Social Scientific Study of Religion in China
Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University has successfully held 9 annual conferences of the Social Scientific Study of Religion in China since 2004. In the development of social sciences and humanities in China, the social scientific study of religion is like tributaries joining the mainstream of a mighty river one wave after another. Previous conferences have proven to be an effective platform for better understanding Chinese religions and social change from multiple disciplines, thus contributing to the rational and healthy transformation of religion in Chinese society.
2013 marks the 10th annual conference, which is also the first one co-sponsored by multiple universities in several Chinese societies. Junior and established scholars from various societies will join together in this important conference to take stock of the past accomplishments and explore new frontiers. In this era of globalization, let us join hands to build up this scholarly community with the heart and vision of the 21st century.
The confirmed participants include several dozens of scholars from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Europe and North America who are active in the social scientific study of religion in China, including the researchers of the 16 projects supported by the Chinese Spirituality and Society Program (http://www.purdue.edu/crcs/itemProjects/cssp.html). Renowned scholars Richard Madsen of University of California, San Diego, and Robert Weller of Boston University will be the keynote speakers.
Theme: Religion, Spiritual Capital and Civil Society
Dates: 10-14 July 2013 (arrival on the 10th, departing on the 14th)
Location: Chinese University of Hong Kong
Deadlines: title and abstract by 20 March 2013, full paper by end of May 2013
We hope this conference will be another important summit, reviewing the past and planning the future. We welcome all scholars who are interested in the social scientific study of religion in Chinese societies to participate in the conference. Please submit by March 20, 2013 your proposed title and abstract, including information of your affiliation, academic rank, telephone number and E-mail address. Your paper may be in English or Chinese. If your proposed title and abstract are accepted, your registration fee for the conference will be waived. You only need to take care of your own transportation and hotel (hotel information will be provided later). For those who need to apply for a visa to visit Hong Kong, a formal letter of invitation will be provided.
For submission and inquiry, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
_ Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University, Indiana
_ Centre for the Study of Religion and Chinese Society, Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong
_ Center on Religion and Society, East China Normal University, Shanghai
_ Center for Sociological Research and Development Studies of China, Peking University, Beijing
_ Research Centre for Religion and Culture, Lanzhou University, Gansu
_ Institute of Sociology, School of Public Administration, Hunan Normal University
_ Graduate Institute of Religious Studies & Center for the Study of Chinese Religions, ChengChi University, Taiwan
_ Faculty of Social Science ExCEL3 Project & Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong
_ Centre for Christian Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong
_ Shantou University-The Chinese University of Hong Kong Joint Center for Christian Studies
_ Research Base of Ethnic, Religious and Social Problems in the Yunnan Borderland, Yunnan Minzu University