Journal of Korean Religions, Vol. 9#2, 2018

This issue of the Journal of Korean Religions is on Confucian Spirituality in East Asian Contexts with guest editor, Philip J. Ivanhoe. From the editor’s introduction:

Clifford Geertz writes, ”We are, in sum, incomplete or unfinished animals who complete ourselves through culture—and not through culture in general but through highly particular forms of it.”1 At least part of his point is that unlike other animals, many of whom—like bees, ducks, or dolphins—live in complex and orderly societies, human beings are creatures that come into the world with only a partially written script, unsure of exactly what characters they are to play, what roles they should fulfill, and how they and their actions contribute to some larger scheme or plan. Like culture, religion attempts to fill in the script by providing accounts of human nature, the proper roles humans should play, and how human actions contribute to some grand vision or cosmic plan. Nevertheless, as Geertz makes clear, we can only understand how religion does what it does by looking carefully at particular religions. This special issue of the Journal of Korean Religions seeks to do just that by being dedicated to ”Confucian Spirituality in East Asian Contexts.” The five essays it contains explore a set of interrelated issues about how Confucians, among them Koreans, fill in the script of human life aiming to orient and guide human beings to satisfying and meaningful lives. These essays describe key components of a distinctively Confucian form of spirituality by analyzing characteristically Confucian concerns with cultivating the self in ways that complete human nature, enable one to fulfill one’s proper roles within family and society, take one’s correct place in the world, and realize the Heavenly ordained purpose of one’s life.

Selfishness and Self-centeredness
Philip J. Ivanhoe

Confucian Spirituality: Desire, Self-cultivation, and Religiosity
Vincent Shen

Spirituality, Spontaneity, and Moral Charisma in Korean Confucianism
Young-chan Ro

Individuality and Immortality in Confucian Spirituality
So-Yi Chung

Confucian Spirituality of the Movement of the Heart
Hee-Kyu Heidi Park

The Trouble with Christian Publishing: Yun Ch’iho (1865–1945) and the Complexities of Cultural Nationalism in Colonial Korea
Michael Kim

Catholics and Anti-Catholicism in Chosŏn Korea by Don Baker with Franklin Rausch (review)
Deberniere Torrey

About the Journal

The Journal of Korean Religions is the only English-language academic journal dedicated to the study of Korean religions. It aims to stimulate interest in and research on Korean religions across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Journal of Korean Religions Volume 9, Issue 2

U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal, Vol. 53, 2018

This issue includes the following scholarly articles.

Facing Modernity: Japanese Women and Hygienic Facial Culture (Biganjutsu) in the Early Twentieth Century

“Uncovering the Waste of the World”: Women and the State in Japanese Wartime Waste Campaigns, 1937-1945

The Contradictions of the Womenomics Campaign: Abe Shinzō’s Employment Reforms and Japan’s Public Service Workers

X-Rated and Excessively Long: Ji-Amari in Hayashi Amari’s Tanka

Stories by Fujino Kaori: Fear in the Form

“Today’s Modern Spirits”

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Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal-Call for Papers

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal Special Issue on Transforming Health for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
Guest Editors: Mary Frances Oneha, PhD; Nafanua Braginsky, PhD, DNP; Mahealani Suapaia, PhD; Kamomilani Wong, PhD
Co-Editor: Jillian Inouye, Ph.D., FAAN
Deadline: December 31, 2018

This special issue will feature articles related to transforming health and policy for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.  Researchers, educators, practitioners, policy makers, academics, graduate students, and administrators from all countries who are interested in disseminating new knowledge towards the improvement of health for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are welcome.

Please submit your manuscripts in the form of formal papers. For this special issue, we are particularly interested in the following:

    • Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander research, practice, policy, education as well as others on:

    • Culturally specific care that improves health and achieves equity.
    • Community and primary care practice innovations.
    • Comparative or state of the science review on the health status of specific Islander groups not otherwise reported.
    • Ideas on policy changes to improve the health and well-being of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders.
    • Other related topics


Original and empirical studies using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods are welcome. Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal is the only journal focused specifically on health and health care of and for this group. This journal publishes peer-reviewed articles that include, but are not limited to:

    • Methods, interventions, instrumentation, and educational techniques that are unique to this group.
    • Theoretical foundations that increase understanding of the unique response to changes in health and illness.
    • Bio psychosocial, spiritual, and ecological impacts on practice, education, and research.
    • Policy issues as a result of rigorous research outcomes.


Author Guidelines

All submitted papers must be written in English and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review at another journal (electronic or print). Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal rules governing the formatting of the final submission can be found online.

Article Processing Charge

There is no charge for submitting a paper to Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal.

Upon acceptance of your manuscript, you will be charged a one-time Article Processing Charge of $300. For members of the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association Inc. you will receive a discounted rate of $200.

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal: Official Journal of the Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The journal content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal: Official Journal of the Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association features research papers, empirical and theoretical articles, editorials, abstracts of recent dissertations, and conference summaries that relate to nursing care written by scientists and researchers in nursing and the social sciences.