BIPPA Regional Conference on the History of Hindu, South-Asian and Chinese Philosophy (East and South East England)

September 24, 2022
Department of Philosophy, King's College London

Bush House, SE 2.09
30 Aldwych
London WC2B 4BG
United Kingdom

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  • British Society for the History of Philosophy
  • Philosophy Department, King's College London


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The British & Irish Postgraduate Philosophy Association (BIPPA) is delighted to announce its Regional Conference for the East and South East which will be focused on the History of Hindu, South-Asian and Chinese Philosophy, broadly conceived. The conference is scheduled to take place the 24th of September 2022, at King's College London. Attendance is free, but please register here by the 21 of September: 

We are also delighted to share that there will be two keynote speakers:

- Professor Leigh K. Jenco, professor of Political Theory at the London School of Economics specialised in Chinese political thought, Taiwanese thought and East Asian studies, and

 - Dr Karen O'Brien-Kop, lecturer in Asian Religions and Ethics at the University of Roehampton, specialised in early South and Central Asian Sanskrit texts and culture on meditation, philosophy of mind, and mind-body practices – in particular exploring the interconnections of Hinduism and Buddhism.


Saturday 24 September 2022

10:30 – 11:00 Meet and Greet and Conference Introduction

Session I: Indian Philosophy

Chair: Jonathan Egid (KCL)

11:00 – 11:30 Urja Lakhani (Birkbeck): A Critical Analysis of Vasubandhu's Idealism

11:30 – 12:30 Keynote address: Dr Karen O’Brien-Kopp (University of Roehampton)

 12:30 – 13:30Lunch break

Session II: Chinese Philosophy

Chair: Lucy Mason (KCL)

13:30 – 14:00 Maximillian Afnan (LSE): ‘Tianxia’, Universalism and Global Order

14:00 – 14:30 Tsz Huen Ting (Monica) (KCL): Understanding in the Xúnzǐ

14:30 – 15:00 Lea Cantor (University of Oxford): Zhuangzi's Challenge Against Numerical Monism

15:00 – 15:30 Joel Alvarez (University of South Florida): Interpreting Mozi on The Betterment of Society: Radical View or Partial View

 15:30 – 16:00 Tea and coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 Keynote address: Prof. Leigh K. Jenco (LSE)

 17:00 – 17:30Closing remarks 

We would like to thank the British Society for the History of Philosophy ( and the Philosophy Department of King's College London for their generous support and the funding provided.

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September 21, 2022, 11:45pm BST

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