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The 6th Asian Philosophical Texts Conference (“Asian Philosophies and Literatures”)

Date: July 29, 2024 (hybrid)

Abstract submission deadline: June 28, 2024

This conference aims to provide 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, and 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 a collaboration project between the Kanda University of International Studies in Japan, Akita University, and the University of Edinburgh.

This year’s theme is ‘Asian Philosophies and Literatures.’

Dates: July 29, 2023
Format: hybrid (in-person and online)
Venue: University of Edinburgh

Abstract submission deadline: June 28, 2024
Submit to: asianphiltexts[at]
Length of abstract: 300-500 words (in .doc, .docx or .pdf format, and prepared for blind review)

Further details:

In your email, please include 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). Please send any questions to asianphiltexts[at] For the latest information about the conference, please scan the QR code on the poster. Following a peer review process, 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 2023-4 (for this purpose, a separate Call for Papers will be organized after the conference). For more details about the book series, please visit the Mimesis International website.

Conference organizers:

Alexandra Mustăţea (Kanda University of International Studies)
Takeshi Morisato (University of Edinburgh)
Roman Pașca (Akita University)

2024年7月29日に、神田外語大学日本研究所、秋田大学、エディンバラ大学共催の国際学会「Asian Philosophical Texts」を開催します。