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28-29 July 2017 (Friday to Saturday)



Globalizing Japanese Philosophy:
From East Asia to the World


Research Center for East Asian Culture and Sinology, National Taiwan Normal University; International Association of Japanese Philosophy (IAJP)


Office of Research and Development, National Taiwan Normal University; Ministry of Science and Technology; Aim for the Top University Project of National Taiwan Normal University

Venue: International Conference Center, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan (Map)




This second annual international conference for IAJP aims at 1) further reinforcing Japanese philosophy as a global academic discipline; 2) exploring the potential of Japanese philosophy in its interface with the various philosophical traditions of East Asia, including, but not limited to, Confucianism, Buddhism and Daoism; and 3) developing a solid research network within East Asia for the field of Japanese philosophy in order to facilitate its promotion across the world.


Riding on the wave of the very successful first international meeting of IAJP in 2016, IAJP’s second international conference will continue the promotion and development of Japanese philosophy globally. Although the reception of and confrontation with Western philosophy remains on the agenda of the 2017 conference, the IAJP also seeks to explore the comparatively underdeveloped but indeed important connection between Japanese philosophy and the philosophical traditions of East Asia. The philosophical and cultural diversity that Taiwan embraces will definitely provide conference participants an opportunity for inspiring intellectual exchange involving the people of Taiwan and scholars of Japanese philosophy from East Asia as well as other parts of the world. This conference welcomes proposals for critical and insightful presentations that challenge the study of Japanese philosophy through a re-reading and reconfiguring of related philosophical texts and issues, from the perspectives of Western as well as Eastern philosophical traditions. This conference specifically encourages young scholars to submit their proposals.  Topics may cover any period, figure, or context pertaining to Japanese philosophy and thought.

call for papers

Call for papers


This conference invites proposals for organized panels and individual papers. All submissions should be sent to on or before 15 March 2017 (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

  5. Publications (optional)


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

  4. Publications (optional)

Each individual paper will be given 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. 

Official languages: English, Japanese and Chinese 

Registration fee: Free of charge 

Visa, transportation, accommodation and meals: Self-financed and should be arranged by the panelists themselves.


Important dates

15 March 2017

Submission deadline of abstracts for organized panels and individual papers


1 April 2017

Notification of acceptance by email


1 May 2017

Release of tentative program


28-29 July 2017

National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

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