CFP: 4th Asian Philosophical Texts Conference

The Asian Philosophical Texts Conference 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. The conference is welcoming any papers on the philosophy of translation, critical analyses of existing translations, or ongoing translation projects for its upcoming conference. Contributions from early and mid-career scholars are welcome and the conference will be a part of an ongoing international collaboration project. The conference will be held at the University of Edinburgh on November 12-13, 2022. Read below for information on submissions.

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2022. 

All submissions should be abstracts or papers sent to the Asian Philosophical Texts board. Abstracts should be 300-500 words and papers must be suitable for a 25-30 minute presentation (no more than 3500 words). All submissions must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf and should be prepared for blind review. Please include in your email the author’s name, paper title, word count, institutional affiliation, and contact information.

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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