CFP: 5th Asian Philosophical Texts Conference

Submission deadline: June 1, 2023

Conference date(s):
July 1, 2023 - July 2, 2023

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Conference Venue:

Research Institute for Japanese Studies , Kanda University of International Studies
Chiba-shi, Japan

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5th Asian Philosophical Texts Conference


This conference aims at providing a platform for scholars in the field of Asian Studies and world philosophies to discuss and reflect on the task of translating Asian philosophical texts (in the broadest sense) into western languages. This includes, but is not limited to, Chinese, Cambodian, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Vietnamese philosophical texts from any period. Any papers on the philosophy of translation, critical analyses of existing translations, or ongoing translation projects are welcome. Contributions from early- and mid-career scholars are welcome.

The conference is part of an ongoing international collaboration project involving the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium and Kanda University of International Studies in Japan, with support from Akita University and the University of Edinburgh. 

Dates: July 1-2, 2023

Venue: Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba

Submission deadline: June 1, 2023  

Submission guidelines:

Please submit abstracts or papers to asianphiltexts[at] The abstract should be 300-500 words and the papers must be suitable for a 25–30 minute presentation (no more than 3500 words). All submissions must be in .doc, .docx or .pdf formats and should be prepared for blind review.

Please include in your email the following details: (i) author's name; (ii) paper title; (iii) word count; (iv) institutional affiliation; and (v) contact information.

If the presentations focuses on past or present translation projects, please make sure to send us the pdf of the original (which will be distributed to other presenters before the conference).

Responses to submissions will be sent by June 1, 2023.

Please send any questions to asianphiltexts[at] 


A selection of papers presented at the conference will be included in the fifth volume of the Asian Philosophical Texts book series, scheduled for publication in 2024. For more details about the book series, please visit the Mimesis International website ( 


Alexandra Mustăţea (Kanda University of International Studies)

Takeshi Morisato (University of Edinburgh)

Roman Pașca (Akita University)

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