Dan Stevenson and I are delighted to inform you that the Chung-Hwa Buddhist Journal is now called the Journal of Chinese Buddhist Studies (JCBS). Our new website is here: http://www.chinesebuddhiststudies.org/ , where you will find the current and previous issues of the journal available for free download. Our current issue features five article by Bryan Lowe, Erik Hammerstrom, Douglas Gildow, Venerable Guo Jing, and Thomas Newhall.
The JCBS is a scholarly journal dedicated to the historical study of Chinese Buddhism in the premodern and modern periods. It seeks to promote the academic study, and teaching, of all aspects of Buddhist thought, practice, social, and institutional life in China, including historical interactions with Buddhist developments in South, East, and Central Asia. We have a strong editorial board, active in making this journal one of the top journals of Buddhist Studies. The JCBS publishes annually, and meets in conjunction with the American Academy of Religion. As a journal, we have a long history dating back to the 1970s, first as Hwakang Buddhist Journal then Chung-Hwa Buddhist Journal. You can find more information at our top page of the website above.
The JCBS is now soliciting articles for the next issue, but I would like to draw your attention to the fact that there are some funds available from Dharma Drum Mountain and the Sheng yen Foundation for organizing small regional academic conferences/workshops here in the States if any of you are interested in hosting a small cohort of scholars to work on some topics related to Chinese Buddhism. The specific topics would be of your choice. The regional conferences/workshops would be held at your university. The research papers from these regional conferences/workshops can then feed into future issues of the JCBS as "special issues" with you as the guest editor. Please email me if you are interested in this.
Dan Stevenson and I are also interested in short translations, like the Princeton Readings in Religion series of "Religions of Buddhism, China, Japan, etc.," where a translation of a short tract is preceded by a succinct introduction addressing the various issues therein. For a sample of what we're thinking, see the article by Bryan Lowe in our current issue. These would be useful for graduate classroom teaching as well as sources for further research. Again, if you have an idea, please feel free to email me.
Sincerely, Jimmy Yu
Dr. Jimmy Yu
Sheng Yen Associate Professor of Chinese Buddhist Studies
Editor, Journal of Chinese Buddhist Studies
Florida State University
Department of Religion, 120D Dodd Hall
641 University Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1520
Office Phone: 850-615-1406
Office Fax: 850-644-7225
http://myweb.fsu.edu/jyu2 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.chinesebuddhiststudies.org/
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