We are excited to announce the launching of a new journal, Hualin International Journal of Buddhist Studies, hosted in the Research Center for Buddhist Texts and Arts at Peking University (北京大學藝術與典籍研究中心), funded by the Glorisun Charitable Foundation, and facilitated by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) project on Buddhism and East Asian Religions (www.frogbear.org) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Editor: Ru ZHAN, Peking University; Associate Editor: Jinhua CHEN (UBC). The journal is going to be published by Cambria Press, an innovative publisher of academic research based in New York, USA (http://www.cambriapress.com/index.cfm).
This peer-reviewed journal will present academic research using innovative new approaches, methods, materials, and findings obtained through interdisciplinary, multi-sourced, multi-media, and cross-cultural approaches to the study of Buddhism, and welcomes submissions in the areas of the history of religions, literary studies, manuscript studies, Dunhuang studies, doctrinal studies using rare sources, art historical perspectives, institutional history, anthropological research, sociopolitical studies, and comparative, philosophical studies. The journal will also offer book reviews and translations into English of innovative research articles by eminent scholars in East Asia.