At Atla, we are continuously on the lookout to add titles to our research tools that cover the major religion and faith traditions of the world from a global perspective, as well as titles that contribute to the scholarship of religions that are lesser known and not as widely studied in the West. To enhance our coverage of each of these areas, we have increasingly turned our attention to Asia. East Asia produces a wealth of scholarly material on all forms of Christianity practiced in the region, as well as Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, Daoism, new religious movements, and other faith traditions practiced in this part of the world, along with related topics of folklore, philosophy, sociology, ethics, culture, literature, and art. Atla is proud of our strides over the past several years to add more titles on these subjects from Japan, China, South Korea, Thailand, and elsewhere. We would like to spotlight these titles and encourage our users to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge they provide:
Indexing Titles in Atla Religion Database®
- 한국무속학 (Korean Shamanism), published by Korean Shaman Society, aims to address the goal of the Society to create a true center for the study of shamanism. This is a topic that has attracted a large amount of attention since its study began in earnest as part of the comprehensive survey of Korean folklore organized by the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage in the late 1960s. Today, it is widely studied in the field of folklore as well as other disciplines. 한국무속학 (Korean Shamanism) fulfills the role of a central body that helps and guides the research so it will continue to bear fruit.
- Journal of Abhidharma Studies (Taihō zasshi 対法雑誌), published by Publication Committee of Journal of Abhidharma Studies, is a peer-reviewed journal that provides an academic forum for discussion of various topics related to Nikāya Buddhism, including sūtra, vinaya, abhidharma, narrative stories, the history of schools, relationships between non-Mahayana and Mahayana thought, the spread of non-Mahayana texts across Asia, and related scholarly traditions in various regions.
- Tenri Journal of Religion, published by Tenri University, is an academic journal from the university’s Oyasato Institute for the Study of Religion. It covers topics relating to the faith doctrines and history of the Tenrikyo religion, as well as related topics in sociology, ethics, culture, and interreligious dialogue with other faiths in Japan, East Asia, and the world at large.
- 신종교연구 (Journal of New Religions), published by 한국신종교학회 (The Korean Academy of New Religions). This open-access, peer-reviewed publication provides interdisciplinary empirical research on the trends and characteristics of new religions in South Korea and in other countries.
- Daoism: Religion, History and Society, published by Chinese University of Hong Kong, is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to the publication of original research articles exploring Daoism in its social and historical contexts from the pre-modern to the contemporary period. The journal encourages innovative research based on new documents and/or fieldwork.
- Journal of the Philosophy and Religion Society of Thailand, published by Philosophy and Religion Society of Thailand, is the main organ of communication of the Society. It publishes research articles in all areas of philosophy. Its objective is to create, promote, and develop personnel in the academic fields of philosophy and religion at an international level. It provides a forum for scholarly discussions on philosophy and religion and disseminates this knowledge to the public.
- Journal of Language, Religion and Culture, published by Mahāwitthayālai Khō̜n Kǣn (Khon Kaen University), is an academic journal in the humanities and social sciences. The objective is to disseminate academic results to researchers, academics, faculty members and graduate students, both in Thailand and elsewhere. It includes content related to the humanities and social sciences in the areas of linguistics, folklore, literature, philosophy, religion, culture and other relevant issues in both Thai and English. Indexed in Atla Religion Database.
- Journal of Chinese Philosophy, published by Brill, is an anonymously peer-reviewed philosophical journal devoted to the study of Chinese philosophy and Chinese thought in all their phases and stages of development and articulation. It employs a critical and rigorous methodology of analysis, organization, and synthesis in the belief that Chinese philosophy, including those parts which have been labeled mystical, can be intelligently examined, discussed, and communicated. Indexed in Atla Religion Database.
- Japanese Religions, published by NCC Center for the Study of Japanese Religions, publishes in order to make research results available internationally and to promote exchanges among scholars. The editorial purpose is to provide scholarly articles on Japan’s past and present religions (including current debate issues) that provide a basis for promoting interreligious dialogue between Christianity and Asia. Specialties are as follows: Japanese religions past and present, including Shinto, folk religion, Japanese Buddhist schools, new religions, Japanese Christianity and theology (including cultural issues), Japanese religious philosophy, and interreligious dialogue. Indexed in Atla Religion Database.
Full-text Titles in Atlas®
- Contemporary Religions in Japan, published by International Institute for the Study of Religions, is the preceding title for the journal now known as The Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. It aims for a multidisciplinary approach to the study of religion in Japan, and publishes submissions from scholars in all fields of the humanities and social sciences.
- The Journal of East Asian Philosophy, published by Springer, has a fourfold aim. Firstly, it examines the reception of and confrontations with Western philosophy in East Asia. Secondly, it promotes the dialogue between various philosophical discourses and traditions in East Asia. Thirdly, it explores the potential of East Asian philosophy comprehensively. Fourthly, it attempts to articulate the history of East Asian philosophy. All time periods, themes, figures, texts, and traditions within and without East Asian philosophical contexts are welcome.
Full-text Titles in Atlas PLUS®*
- 南山宗教文化研究所 所報 (Nanzan Shūkyō Bunka Kenkyūjo Kenkyūshohō), published by Nanzan Shūkyō Bunka Kenkyūjo (Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture), is an annual Japanese-language journal documenting the research activities of the Institute. It includes reports on events such as workshops and conferences held at the institute, presentations by guest researchers, and records of research achievements from institute members. Indexed in Atla Religion Database, full text in Atlas PLUS.
- Inter-Religio, Published by Nanzan Shūkyō Bunka Kenkyūjo, was the biannual journal of Inter-Religio, a network of Christian organizations from eight different countries who aimed at promoting interreligious research and dialogue in Eastern Asia. It was published from 1982 to 2005. Indexed in Atla Religion Database, full text in Atlas PLUS.
- Japan Christian Quarterly, published by Nanzan University (Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture), is the preceding title for the journal Japan Christian Review. It was an annual journal, published in English, that covered various scholarly topics related to evangelical Christianity in Japan. Indexed in Atla Religion Database, full text in Atlas PLUS.
- Japan Christian Review, published by Nanzan University (Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture), is the succeeding title for Japan Christian Quarterly, and it similarly presents articles on the subject of evangelical Christianity in Japan. It was published by the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture for the final seven years of its run, from 1992 to 1998. Indexed in Atla Religion Database, full text in Atlas PLUS.
* Atlas PLUS includes all of the titles in Atla’s original full-text product, Atlas, and 250+ additional full-text titles.
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