The Journal of Chinese Buddhist Studies is a scholarly journal dedicated to the historical study of Chinese Buddhism in the premodern and modern periods. It seeks to promote the academic study, and teaching, of all aspects of Buddhist thought, practice, social, and institutional life in China, including historical interactions with Buddhist developments in South, East, and Central Asia. The JCBS is now soliciting articles for the next issue. JCBS is also interested in short translations, like the Princeton Readings in Religion series of "Religions of Buddhism, China, Japan, etc.," where a translation of a short tract is preceded by a succinct introduction addressing the various issues therein. For a sample, see the article by Bryan Lowe in thecurrent issue. For questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at http://www.chinesebuddhiststudies.org/.
The Executive Committee of the Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers to be presented at the Nineteenth Asian Studies Conference Japan. The conference will be held on the Shirokane campus of Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo on Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21, 2015. All presentations are in English. Please visit the ASCJ website for details: http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/~ascj/. Proposals may be submitted online beginning on September 1, 2014. The deadline for proposals is October 15. Results will be announced in December. The online application forms are available on the ASCJ website: http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/%7Eascj/forms/index.html. Panels are proposed by individual scholars around a common subject. Panels are composed of up to five participants, three or four paper presenters and one or more discussants. Panel proposals should include a 250 word (maximum) abstract from each participant as well as a 250 word (maximum) statement that explains the session as a whole.