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AAR Annual Meeting
Denver, CO
November 17-20, 2018

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Korean Religions Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This Unit provides a forum for the scholarly exchange of ideas on the religions of Korea. It addresses all aspects of religions and religious experiences of Korea — past and present and traditional and modern. The Unit investigates Korean religions in all its diversity, including social, cultural, historical, political, and philosophical, giving full weight to the complexity of religious phenomena in Korea. The Unit encourages conversations that compare aspects of Korean religions with those of other religious traditions, as well as theoretical conversations about religion that are grounded in Korean religions. In order to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of Korean religions, the Unit welcomes scholars from both in and outside of Korean religions and fosters a dialogue among scholars from different religious traditions as well as different disciplinary approaches to religions.

Call for Papers: 

The Korean Religions Unit welcomes proposals for papers sessions, roundtable sessions, and individual papers. Proposals in all areas of Korean Religions will be considered, but we are especially interested in working around the theme of Religion and Public Life in Korea.

We wish to utilize the new AAR presentation option of two 90-minute sessions for our unit, which will allow us two papers sessions of two to three presenters each, and an additional option of a roundtable session of up to four presenters. We, therefore, look forward to your active contribution of proposals.
Subtopics proposed by interested AAR members are listed below, along with the contact information of each prospective organizer. If you would like to contribute to a panel proposal or roundtable proposal on one of these topics, please contact the organizer directly.

• New religions in Korea (Don Baker
• Religion and state/religious institutions and civic responsibility (Yeon-seung Lee
• Roundtable: Religion and LGBT communities (Tim Lee
• Heresy and orthodoxy (Heidi Park
• Korean Yogacara Buddhism (Charles Muller

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