ISEAP 2019 Conference

Date: December 14-15, 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)

Venue: Surugadai Campus, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

Organizer: International Society of East Asian Philosophy (ISEAP)

Co-organizer: Meiji University


East Asian Philosophy: Past, Present and Future 


English (preferable), Japanese, Chinese and Korean


Papers presented at the conference are highly encouraged to submit to The Journal of East Asian Philosophy (published by Springer, peer-reviewed, all in English)

Keynote Speakers

Professor Edward SLINGERLAND (Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia)

Professor LIN Chen-Kuo (Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, National Chengchi University) 

Professor GODA Masato (Dean and Professor, School of Arts and Letters, Meiji University, Japan)

Registration fee

Free of charge

Visa application, transportation, accommodation and meals

Self-financed and should be arranged by the panelists themselves



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) t
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. 

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