ISEAP 2021 Conference

Date: December 10-11, 2021 (Friday and Saturday, Japan Time)

Venue: Virtual (Zoom)

Organizer: International Society of East Asian Philosophy (ISEAP)

Co-organizer: Meiji Institute of Philosophies, Meiji University


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 Philip J. IVANHOE, Georgetown University

Professor Michiko YUSA, Professor Emerita, Western Washington University and Visiting Professor, Tōhoku University

Important Dates

Oct 15, 2021

Submission deadline of abstracts for organized panels and individual papers 

Nov 1, 2021

Notification of acceptance by email

Nov 15, 2021

Release of tentative program

Dec 10-11, 2021

ISEAP Conference 2021

Submission of proposals

All proposals should be submitted to by Oct 15, 2021 (Japan Time).

For organized panels, please submit the following in MS Word format:

  1. Full names (surname in CAPITAL letters), affiliations (including Department) and email addresses of 3 to 4 members of the panels and indicate one as the chair
  2. A 250-word (maximum) abstract for the panel
  3. A 250-word (maximum) abstract for each papers of the panel
  4. Research interests

For individual papers, please submit the following in MS Word format:

  1. Full name (surname in CAPITAL letters), affiliation (including Department) and email address
  2. A 250-word (maximum) abstract
  3. Research interests

Registration fee

Free of charge



The aims of the second meeting of ISEAP is threefold:
1) to explore the potential of philosophies around East Asian seas
2) to foster dialogue within and beyond philosophical traditions in East Asia
3) to consolidate research collaboration on East Asian philosophy.

While there has been growing interests in various philosophical traditions in East Asia, the dialogue between them is rarely found. Having shared similar texts, figures, terms and ideas, it is a timely agenda for examining the potential of the philosophical interconnections around the East Asian seas.

ISEAP conferences welcome proposals on all periods, themes, figures, texts, concepts and perspectives on East Asian philosophy, as well as comparisons between various traditions within and beyond East Asia. ISEAP specifically encourages young scholars to submit their proposals.

The conference is supported by 科研費基盤研究B「東アジア哲学の国際的研究拠点の形成」and 科研費基盤研究C「戦前東アジアにおける哲学:日本の植民地支配の観点から」.

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