3rd Asian Philosophical Texts Conference

November 13, 2021 - November 14, 2021
online, Kanda University of International Studies



  • Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Kyoto University


Université Libre de Bruxelles (PhD)
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Kanda University of International Studies
Kyoto University

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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 etc., philosophical texts from any period. Any papers on the philosophy of translation, critical analyses of existing translations, or ongoing translation projects 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 Kyoto University and Jadavpur University. The first two editions of the conference were held in 2018 (Brussels) and 2019 (Chiba, Japan).

Dates: November 13-14

Venue: online (Kanda University of International Studies)

All dates and times will be in JST.

Submission deadline: September 25, 2021   Extended to October 5, 2021

Submission guidelines:

Please submit abstracts or papers to mustatea-a[at]kanda.kuis.ac.jp and pasca.roman.8e[at]kyoto-u.ac.jp. 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 are 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 October 5, 2021.

Please send any questions to mustatea-a[at]kanda.kuis.ac.jp and pasca.roman.8e[at]kyoto-u.ac.jp


A selection of papers presented at the conference will be included in the fourth volume of the Asian Philosophical Texts book series, scheduled for publication in 2022. For more details about the book series, please visit the Mimesis International website (https://mimesisinternational.com/category/asian-philosophical-texts/).


Pierre Bonneels (Université Libre de Bruxelles, PhD)

Alexandra Mustăţea (Kanda University of International Studies)

Takeshi Morisato (independent scholar)

Roman Pașca (Kyoto University)

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#asian philosophy, #asian philosophical texts