Chan Studies Journal

Chan Studies, hosted by the Buddhist Studies Forum at the University of British Columbia (UBC), funded by the Sixth Patriarch Temple (Liuzu si 六祖寺), and facilitated by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) project on Buddhism and East Asian Religions ( at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Editor: Jinhua CHEN (UBC)

Associate Editor: George Keyworth (University of Saskatchewan)

Published by Brill.

This peer-reviewed journal is the first of its kind in English to specifically present academic research about Chinese Chan, Korean Seon, Vietnamese Thìên, and Japanese Zen Buddhism. Chan Studies is an interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary journal and will accept submissions from all academic disciplines related to the study of Chan/Sŏn/Zen Buddhism, including, but not limited to: the history of religions, literary studies, Dunhuang Chan studies, Tibetan and Tangut language Chan studies, doctrinal studies, art historical perspectives, institutional history, anthropological research, and comparative, philosophical studies. The journal will also offer book reviews and translations into English of innovative research articles by eminent scholars in East Asia. Chan Studies has separate area editors (e.g., Chan, Seon, Zen) to facilitate broad but still multifaceted coverage of Chinese Chan Studies, Korean Seon Studies, Vietnamese Thìên Studies, and Japanese Zen Studies.