Hualin International Journal of Buddhist Studies: Goal

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The Hualin International Journal of Buddhist Studies is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research on all aspects of the study of East Asian Buddhist Studies that relate to fields within the Humanities and Social Sciences. The journal will be published on a semi-annual basis. Special attention will also be awarded to manuscript and media studies related to the study of East Asian Buddhism using interdisciplinary, multi-sourced, multi-media and cross-cultural approaches with classical Chinese sources and materials from China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, as well as Tibetan and Tangut language materials from Dunhuang, Chinese Central Asia, and Tibet.

The Hualin International Journal of Buddhist Studies is an interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary journal and will accept submissions from all academic disciplines related to the study of East Asian Buddhist studies, including, but not limited to: the history of religions; textual and literary studies; institutional history; anthropology; comparative religious studies; Asian studies; Buddhist studies; and East Asian religions. This is the only English language, peer-reviewed academic journal specifically devoted to the subject of East Asian Buddhism with an interdisciplinary, multi-sourced, multi-media and cross-cultural studies focus.

The editors will also endeavor to publish reviews of books about East Asian Buddhist Studies published in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other Asian languages that might otherwise be unknown to scholars across the globe. Furthermore, we will publish innovative research articles translated into English from Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and so forth, to fulfill our goal to bridge the gap between scholars in East Asia and in Europe, North American, and Oceania.

Readership of this journal includes advanced researchers in all fields related to the academic study of East Asian studies, graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and members of the public who are interested in the academic study of East Asian Buddhism.