Call for Papers: Women in East Asian Religions

call for papers [150-2]CALL FOR AUTHORS: Scholars are needed for articles on women in Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto, to cover a range of topics, including:

women’s religious art, women’s worship, women’s rituals, women’s leadership and organization in religion, women’s social and environmental issues in religion, the feminine divine, religious expectations and ideals for women, women’s and feminist movements in religion, women and holy days and seasonal celebrations, women in sacred texts

Articles are factual and historical, providing an overview of each topic with examples and selected details. The focus in each area is on the ways in which women live and have lived their faith – their activities, movements, leadership, and contributions; expectations, perceptions, and images of women according to scripture, tradition, and organizational structures; and ways that religions view and have viewed women and the feminine.

The deadline for the current round of entries is September 1, 2016. Please provide a brief summary of your academic credentials in related disciplines (or CV)  to Susan de Gaia, Ph.D., General Editor, Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions at The encyclopedia title should appear in the subject line of your message.

Contact Info:

Susan de Gaia, Ph.D.

General Editor, ABC-CLIO, Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History

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About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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