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Jinhua CHEN, University of British Columbia, Canada
Steffen Döll, Universität Hamburg, Germany
George Keyworth, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Advisory Committee
Wendi Adamek, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
T.H. Barrett, SOAS London, UK
Robert E. Buswell Jr, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
T. Griffith Foulk, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, USA
Steven Heine, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
Anne Heirman, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Jia Jinhua, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau, China
Robert Sharf, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
Yu Chun-fang, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Bernard Faure, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Editorial Committee
Christoph Anderl, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Susan Andrews, Mount Allision University, Sackville, NB, Canada
James Benn, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Marcus Bingenheimer, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Paul Copp, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Eric Greene, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Gong Jun, Sun-Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China
Natasha Heller, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Lai Rongdao, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Lin Pei-ying, Cheng-chi University, Taipei, Taiwan
Kim Youn-mi, Ewha University, Seoul, South Korea
Richard D. McBride II, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
Elizabeth Morrison, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, USA
Michaela Mross, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Mark Nathan, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
James Robson, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Kirill Solonin, Renmin University, Beijing, China
Teng Wei-jen, Dharma Drum University, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Wu Jiang, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
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The peer-reviewed Journal of Chan Buddhism: East Asian and Global Perspectives is the first of its kind in English to specifically present academic research about Chinese Chan, Korean Sŏn, Vietnamese Thìên, and Japanese Zen Buddhism. The Journal of Chan Buddhism is an interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary journal and will accept submissions from all academic disciplines related to the study of Chan/Sŏn/Zen Buddhism, including, but not limited to: the history of religions, literary studies, Dunhuang Chan studies, Tibetan and Tangut language Chan studies, doctrinal studies, art historical perspectives, institutional history, anthropological research, and comparative, philosophical studies. The journal also offers book reviews and translations into English of innovative research articles by eminent scholars in East Asia. The Journal of Chan Buddhism has separate area editors (e.g., Chan, Sŏn, Zen) to facilitate broad but still multifaceted coverage of Chinese Chan Studies, Korean Sŏn Studies, Vietnamese Thìên Studies, and Japanese Zen Studies.
The journal is hosted by the Buddhist Studies Forum at the University of British Columbia (UBC), funded by the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation of Guangdong Province, China, and facilitated by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) project on Buddhism and East Asian Religions ( at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
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