Studies in Chinese Religions

Studies in Chinese Religions, sponsored by the Institute for World Religions at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and published by the Taylor & Francis Group (Routledge), is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research on Chinese religions. The journal appear in print and on-line on a quarterly basis. The table of content for the most current issue is available at:

To celebrate the inaugural issue’s publication—and share the posthumously published work by late Sinologist Antonino Forte with our community—the Editorial Board has made the on-line version of Studies in Chinese Religions open access. Below is the list of volumes and issues available online:












  • Xiaoyun ZHENG, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China

Associate Editors

  • Jianxin Li, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
  • Jinhua Chen, the University of British Columbia, Canada

Executive Editors

  • Susan Andrews, Mount Allison University, Canada
  • Wenbin Li, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China

Advisory Board

  • Timothy Barrett, SOAS at University of London, UK
  • John Berthrong, Boston University, USA
  • Stephen Bokenkamp, Arizona State University, USA
  • Lai Chen, Tsinghua University, China
  • Kenneth Dean, McGill University, Canada
  • Catherine Despeux, Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales, France
  • Prasenjit Duara, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Guangchang Fang, Shanghai Normal University, China
  • Toru Funayama, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Zhaoguang Ge, Fudan University, China
  • Vincent Goossaert, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France
  • Xiuping Hong, Nanjing University, China
  • Chin-shing Huang, Academia Sinica
  • Philip J. Ivanhoe, City University of Hong Kong
  • Ze Jin, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
  • Ling Li, Peking University, China
  • Tian’gang Li, Fudan University, China
  • Robert C. Neville, Boston University, USA
  • Mu-chou Poo, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Robert H. Sharf, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Koichi Shinohara, Yale University, USA
  • Tokio Takata, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Barend ter Haar, University of Oxford, UK
  • Bangwei Wang, Peking University, China
  • Ka Wang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
  • Daoru Wei, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
  • Yihua Xu, Fudan University, China
  • Huilin Yang, Renmin University of China, China
  • Zhigang Zhang, Peking University, China
  • Dunhua Zhao, Peking University, China

Editorial Board

  • Sebastien Billioud, University Paris-Diderot, France
  • Adam Yuet Chau, University ofCambridge, UK
  • Huaiyu Chen, Arizona State University, USA
  • Ming Chen, Peking University, China
  • Zhe Ji, Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales, France
  • Chi Tim Lai, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Wen Lei, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Fu-shih Lin, Academia Sinica
  • Xun Liu, Rutgers University, USA
  • Yang Lu, Peking University, China
  • Pengzhi Lü, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
  • Guoxiang Peng, Zhejiang University, China
  • Weirong Shen, Tsinghua University, China
  • Kai Sheng, Tsinghua University, China
  • Yinggang Sun, Fudan University, China
  • Bo Wang, Peking University, China
  • Mingming Wang, Peking University, China
  • Richard G. Wang, University of Florida, USA
  • Jiang Wu, University of Arizona, USA
  • Xin Yu, Fudan University, China
  • Kai Zheng, Peking University, China


Call For Contributions: Studies in Chinese Religions

Aims and Scope

Studies in Chinese Religions is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research on Chinese religions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, and Islam in China, as well as folk (or popular) religions, and religions practiced by ethnic minorities in the region. The journal seeks to promote multi-disciplinary approaches and encourages submissions from scholars working in the fields of Anthropology, Economics, Education, History, Iconology, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Philology, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology and Sociology.

Manuscript Submission

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Before preparing your submission please visit the Studies in Chinese Religions homepage at to see full instructions for authors, and the SCR style guide.

All peer review is double blind and submission is via email to the Editor at