The e-Journal of East and Central Asian Religions

The esoteric Sanskrit seed-syllable hriih.


e-JECAR publishes innovative research on the religious traditions of East and Central Asia in their historical, political, social and philosophic contexts.


Vol 1 (2013): Buddho-Daoist interaction in China

The papers presented in this inaugural issue of eJECAR derive from a workshop on Buddho-Daoism, held in the Summer of 2012 under the auspices of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg at Ruhr University, Bochum, for the study of religious exchanges. As such, Buddho-Daoism is a term that has been coined to signal a variety of primary practices and beliefs endorsed by both traditions. The idea behind this meeting was to provide further perspectives on Buddhist and Daoist exchanges and mutual appropriations in order to get a better understanding of the close and continuous relationship that has persisted between the two religions from early on.

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Table of Contents

Research Articles

Examples of Buddho–Daoist interaction: conceptions of the afterlife in early medieval epigraphic sources PDF ZIP (images)
Friederike Assandri 1-38
Buddhist Traces in Song Daoism: A Case From Thunder-Rite (Leifa) Daoism PDF
Carmen Meinert 39-52
Looting the Pantheon: On the Daoist Appropriation of Buddhist Divinities and Saints PDF
Henrik H. Sørensen 53-79

Emerging Scholars

Buddhist Master Wuguang's (1918–2000) Taiwanese Web of the Colonial, Exilic and Han PDF
Cody Bahir 81-93
Holy vows and realpolitik: Preliminary notes on Kōyasan's early medieval kishōmon PDF
Philip Garrett 94-107

Reports and Reactions

Buddho–Daoism in medieval and early pre-modern China: A report on recent findings concerning influences and shared religious practices PDF ZIP (images)
Henrik H. Sørensen 109-138


ISSN 2053-1079 (Online)