[Deadline Extension] CfP: Spirituality, Healthcare and Social Movements in East Asia: A Transnational Perspective

deadline for submissions: 
September 12, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
East Asian Network for the Academic Study of Esotericism (EANASE)

Due to a high volume of requests, we have extended the Call for Papers deadline until 12 September 2021. For more information on the conference and on potential themes, please visit the dedicated website

The East Asian Network for the Academic Study of Esotericism (EANASE) invites you to consider sending a proposal for an online conference to be held on Zoom every Saturday of November 2021. EANASE's first conference aims to offer the chance to reflect on the intertwined relationship between spirituality, healthcare and social movements in East Asia from a trans-national/local/cultural perspective. As a time of unprecedented changes and accelerated global interactions, the focus of the conference lies on the period between the nineteenth and the twentieth-first centuries.

The emergence of new religious movements like Theosophy, Falungong and Taireido, or the worldwide popularisation of, for instance, acupuncture, reiki and hypnosis, challenge reductionist binary views of East/West, tradition/modernity, science/religion. Likewise, the recent dissemination of New Age practices across East Asia or the ongoing study of Buddhist meditation by American and European psychiatrists seem to reflect broader concerns that, for the past two centuries or so, have ignored national and cultural borders – and whose wider social implications are now more visible than ever.

Conference website: https://eanase.com/1st-eanase-conference/.

 

Conference organisers:

Avery Morrow (PhD student, Brown University, US)

Geng Li (Assistant Professor, China Agricultural University, China)

Han Sang-yun (M.A student, Tohoku University, Japan)

Ioannis Gaitanidis (Assistant Professor, Chiba University, Japan)

Luis Fernando Bernardi Junqueira (PhD student, University College London/Wellcome Trust, UK)

Orion Klautau (Associate Professor, Tohoku University, Japan)

Renata Palandri Sigolo (Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Yoshinaga Shin’ichi (Ryukoku University, Japan)

Yu-chuan Wu (Researcher Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

 

Contact Email: eanase.conf.2021@gmail.com

URL: https://eanase.com/1st-eanase-conference/