The Korean Religions Group of the the American Academy of Religion invites submission of proposals for panels or individual papers to be presented at the AAR 2016 meeting in San Antonio, Texas, November 19–22, 2016. Any proposal relating to Korea and religion will be considered, but particular consideration will be given to proposals addressing the themes listed below.
- Religion and Politics in Korea. Subtopics might include Religion, Conflict and Violence; Religious Imagery and Korean Unification; Political Imagination and Religion; Neoliberalism and Korean Religion; Economy and Religion; Political Involvement of Korean Religions Past and Present.
- Religion and Social Ethics in Korea North and South, with possible discussions of Social Justice, Confucian ethics, Communist Ethics, and Virtue Ethics in Communism, Augustinian Christianity, and Confucianism.
- Religion and Cultural/National/Ideological Identity. Questions of Religion and Identity in Korea might be linked to these subtopics: Ideological Labels; Korean Diaspora; Immigration: Mixed-Nationality Families in Korea; Foreign Laborers in Korea; North Korean Defectors; Missions and Indigenization.
Possible themes for a joint session with the Chinese Religions Group:
- Religions of China and Korea
- Religion, Politics, and Law
- Religion and Science
- Prayer and Meditation
- Ethics and Thought
Guidelines for submitting proposals can be found at https://papers.aarweb.org/content/general-call-instructions. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2016.