Journal of Korean Religions

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ISSN: 2093-7288
E-ISSN: 2167-2040
Frequency: Semiannual

The Journal of Korean Religions is the only English-language academic journal dedicated to the study of Korean religions. It aims to stimulate interest in and research on Korean religions across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Launched in 2010 by the Institute for the Study of Religion at Sogang University in Korea, it is peer-reviewed and published twice yearly, in April and October.

Sponsor: Institute for the Study of Religion, Sogang University

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  • Recent Articles
  • Sthiramati, Paramārtha, and Wŏnhyo: On the Sources of Wŏnhyo’s Chungbyŏn punbyŏllon so
    Posted on Saturday June 13, 2020

    Is Dharmapāla Criticizing Bhāviveka in the Cheng weishi lun? Silla Yogācāra Master Taehyŏn’s Views on the Dispute between Emptiness and Existence
    Posted on Saturday June 13, 2020

    The Understanding of the Discriminating Consciousness and the True Consciousness in the Silla Commentaries on the Dasheng qixin lun: The Kisillon so, Taesŭng kisillon naeŭi yakt’amgi, and Shi moheyan lun
    Posted on Saturday June 13, 2020

    Early Japanese Hossō in Relation to Silla Yogācāra in Disputes between Nara’s Northern and Southern Temple Traditions
    Posted on Saturday June 13, 2020

    Text Beyond Context: Power, Discourse, and the Chŏng Kam nok in Colonial Korea
    Posted on Saturday June 13, 2020

    A Monk’s Double Identity and the Issue of Clerical Marriage: An Examination of Kim Chŏnghae’s Household Registers in Colonial Korea
    Posted on Saturday June 13, 2020

    The Korean Buddhist Empire: A Transnational History (1910–1945) by Hwansoo Ilmee Kim (review)
    Posted on Saturday June 13, 2020

    Oneness: East Asian Conceptions of Virtue, Happiness, and How We Are All Connected by Philip J. Ivanhoe (review)
    Posted on Saturday June 13, 2020

    From the Mountains to the Cities: A History of Buddhist Propagation in Modern Korea by Mark A. Nathan (review)
    Posted on Saturday June 13, 2020

    Introduction: Yogācāra Studies of Silla
    Posted on Saturday June 13, 2020

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  • JKR invites contributions from senior and junior scholars researching on any aspects of Korean religions from a wide range of perspectives, including religion, philosophy, theology, literature, folklore, art, anthropology, history, sociology, political science, and cultural studies. Articles submitted for consideration should be under 10,000 words in length (including footnotes: bibliographies and appendices are additional) and should not have appeared elsewhere or be under review for publication elsewhere. JKR also welcomes book reviews (up to 1,000 words) and review articles (up to 3,000 words).

    Find Submission Guidelines for the Journal of Korean Religions here.

  • Editorial Board
  • Editors

    So-Yi CHUNG, Sogang University, Korea

    Don BAKER, University of British Columbia, Canada

    Associate Editors

    Bernard SENÉCAL, Sogang University, Korea

    Soyi CHUNG, Sogang University, Korea

    Managing Editor

    Matty WEGEHAUPT, Lawrence University, USA

    Copy Editor

    Daniel C. KANE, University of Hawaii, USA

    Advisory Board

    Robert E. BUSWELL, Jr., University of California, Los Angeles, USA

    Kwang CHO, Korea University, Korea

    Martina DEUCHLER, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

    James H. GRAYSON, University of Sheffield, UK

    Hee-Sung KEEL, Sogang University, Korea

    Laurel KENDALL, American Museum of Natural History, USA

    Kwang-Ok KIM, Seoul National University, Korea

    Kang-nam OH, University of Regina, Canada

    Young Chan RO, George Mason University, USA

    Editorial Board

    Yannick BRUNETON, Université Paris 7, France

    Antonetta L. BRUNO, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

    Evelyne CHEREL-RIQUIER, Université de la Rochelle, France

    Eunsu CHO, Seoul National University, Korea

    Hyaeweol CHOI, Australian National University, Australia

    John DUNCAN, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

    Antonio EGIGUREN, Verbiest Institute, K.U. Leuven, Belgium

    John GOULDE, Sweet Briar College, USA

    Nam-lin HUR, University of British Columbia, Canada

    Andrew E. KIM, Korea University, Korea

    Chongsuh KIM, Seoul National University, Korea

    Kirsteen KIM, Leeds Trinity University, UK

    Yunseong KIM, Hanshin University, Korea

    Heonik KWON, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK

    Timothy LEE, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, USA

    Nathalie LUCA, CNRS, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France

    Richard MCBRIDE, Brigham Young University – Hawaii, USA

    Izumi NIWA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan

    Sung-Deuk OAK, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

    Peter Y. PAIK, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

    Jin Y. PARK, American University, USA

    Kwangsoo PARK, Wonkwang University, Korea

    Michael J. PETTID, Binghamton University, USA

    Jörg PLASSEN, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

  • Indexes
  • Articles appearing in the Journal of Korean Religions are indexed and/or abstracted in:



    (IBZ) International Bibliography of Periodical Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences

    (IBR) International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences

    • EBSCOhost–
      ATLA Religion Database (American Theological Library Association), 2010-2017
    • Gale–
      Religion and Philosophy Collection, 04/2015 –
    • Clarivate Analytics–
      Arts & Humanities Citation Index
      Current Contents
      Web of Science