International Society of East Asian Philosophy First International Conference
This is the first regular international conference organized by the International Society of East Asian Philosophy. Its aim is threefold: 1) to enhance the research quality on East Asian philosophy, 2) to provide a substantial international academic platform for East Asian philosophy, and 3) to foster international collaborations for East Asian philosophy. Further conferences are planning to be held in different parts of the world.
While there is a very long history of philosophical tradition in East Asia, philosophy was not recognized and developed as a discipline in the academia until the late nineteenth century. Having shared the innovative translation of the Greek origin term, philosophia given by Nishi Amane, tetsugaku 哲学, philosophia has been transformed into various forms in East Asia throughout the last two centuries. Alongside the reception of and confrontation with Western philosophy, a great amount of new philosophical discourse and traditions have been consolidated in East Asia. It is, therefore, a timely and urgent agenda to take a close look on them.
This conference welcomes proposals on all periods, themes, figures, texts, concepts and perspectives on East Asian philosophy, as well as comparisons between various traditions within and without East Asia in the past, present and future. This conference specifically encourages young scholars to submit their proposals.