CFP: 4th Asian Philosophical Texts

Submission deadline: September 15, 2022

Conference date(s):
November 12, 2022 - November 13, 2022

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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November 12–13 2022

A Conference on Asian Philosophical Texts


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, Cambodian, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Vietnamese etc., 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 collaborative 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: November 12-13
Venue: University of Edinburgh
Submission deadline: September 15, 2022  

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 focus 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 September 25, 2022.
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 2023. For more details about the book series, please visit the Mimesis International website ( 


Pierre Bonneels (Université Libre de Bruxelles, PhD)
Takeshi Morisato (University of Edinburgh)
Alexandra Mustăţea (Kanda University of International Studies)
Roman Pașca (Akita University)

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