* This Handbook has won the
ICAS Edited Volume Accolade 2019. Brill warmly congratulates editors Lukas Pokorny and Franz Winter and their authors with this award. *
A vibrant cauldron of new religious developments, East Asia (China/Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam) presents a fascinating arena of related research for scholars across disciplines. Edited by Lukas Pokorny and Franz Winter, the
Handbook of East Asian New Religious Movements provides the first comprehensive and reliable guide to explore the vast East Asian new religious panorama. Penned by leading scholars in the field, the assembled contributions render the
Handbook an invaluable resource for those interested in the crucial new religious actors and trajectories of the region.
Lukas Pokorny, Ph.D. (2008), is Professor and Chair in Religious Studies at the Department of Religious Studies, University of Vienna. He has published on new religious movements, millenarianism, and Confucianism. His present research focuses, among others, on ethnocentrism and millenarian beliefs in East Asian new religious movements.
Franz Winter, Ph.D. (1999 and 2005) and Habilitation (2010), is teaching Religious Studies at the University of Graz. His areas of research comprise, among others, the history of religious contact between Asia and Europe from Antiquity to the present and new religious movements.
Contributors are: Erica Baffelli, Donald L. Baker, Paul Beirne, Sergei Blagov, Pascal Bourdeaux, Bongkil Chung, Philip Clart, Ugo Dessì, Emily Dunn, Anne Mette Fisker-Nielsen, Esther-Maria Guggenmos, Marcus Günzel, Edward Irons, Jérémy Jammes, John Jorgensen, Hui-yeon Kim, Hideaki Matsuoka, Benjamin Penny, Victoria Rose Montrose, Barbara Rossetti Ambros, Monika Schrimpf, Timothy Smith, Birgit Staemmler, Nancy K. Stalker, Gregory Wilkinson, Yu-shuang Yao, Carl F. Young
'In the final analysis, the Handbook of East Asian Religious Movements is an excellently written, meticulously annotated, and elegantly presented collection of fine essays, which, in itself, is an outstanding scholarly achievement; not to mention the fact that a work of this magnitude has been long-awaited in the circles of East Asian religious studies.'
Lehel Balogh, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan,
Journal of Religion in Japan 7 (2018)
'Assembling an array of specialists from the field, this edited volume, part of the valued Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion Series, is a significant contribution for scholars and general readers in the fields of religious studies, sociology, history, political science, regional studies, anthropology, conflict studies, and theology.'
David W. Kim, Australian National University,
Religious Studies Review 44. 4, December 2018
"The first comprehensive guide to the vast East Asian new religious panorama. Penned by leading scholars, the Handbook is an invaluable resource for those interested in the crucial new religious actors and trajectories of the region."
- ICAS Book Prize Committee, July 2019.
Acknowledgements Notes on Romanisation and Style List of Contributors
East Asian New Religious Movements: Introductory Remarks Lukas Pokorny and Franz Winter
Part 1: Japanese New Religious Movements
Japanese New Religious Movements: An Introduction Franz Winter 3
Tenrikyō Barbara Rossetti Ambros and Timothy Smith 4
Ōmoto Nancy K. Stalker 5
Perfect Liberty Kyōdan Monika Schrimpf 6
Seichō no Ie Birgit Staemmler 7
Sōka Gakkai Anne Mette Fisker-Nielsen 8
Sekai Kyūseikyō Hideaki Matsuoka 9
Shinnyoen Victoria Rose Montrose 10
Risshō Kōseikai Ugo Dessì 11
Sūkyō Mahikari Gregory Wilkinson 12
Aum Shinrikyō Erica Baffelli 13
Kōfuku no Kagaku Franz Winter
Part 2: Korean New Religious Movements
Korean New Religious Movements: An Introduction Lukas Pokorny 15
Tonghak/Ch’ŏndogyo Paul L. Beirne and Carl F. Young 16
Taejonggyo John Jorgensen 17
Wŏnbulgyo Bongkil Chung 18
Unification Movement Lukas Pokorny 19
Yŏŭido Sunbog’ŭm Kyohoe Hui-yeon Kim 20
Taesunjillihoe John Jorgensen 21
Tan Wŏltŭ Donald L. Baker
Part 3: Chinese New Religious Movements
Chinese New Religious Movements: An Introduction Edward A. Irons 23
Yīguàn Dào Philip Clart 24
Fójiào Cíjì Gōngdé Huì Yu-Shuang Yao 25
Fóguāngshān Marcus Günzel 26
Fǎgǔshān Esther-Maria Guggenmos 27
Quánnéngshén Jiàohuì (Dōngfāng Shǎndiàn) Emily Dunn 28
Fǎlún Gōng Benjamin Penny
Part 4: Vietnamese New Religious Movements
Vietnamese New Religious Movements: An Introduction Sergei Blagov 30
Đại Đạo Tam Kỳ Phổ Độ (Cao Đài) Jérémy Jammes 31
Phật Giáo Hòa Hảo Pascal Bourdeaux
For all interested in contemporary East Asia, East Asian religions, and anyone concerned with the study of new religious movements.