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THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION
FOR CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
EACP / 歐洲中國哲學學會


The Association aims to:

  • encourage and advance all academic and scholarly activities related to Chinese philosophy in all countries of Europe;
  • create and maintain a platform for a fruitful cooperation and exchange of ideas;
  • open a dialogue between scholars of Asian, especially Chinese intellectual history;
  • offer a platform for the presentation and discussion of recent topical researches;


Main activities:

  • organization of regular biennial conferences;
  • organization of seminars, thematic conferences, workshops, symposia, study events, lectures;
  • support for young scholars;
  • publication projects;
  • establishing platforms for contacts and cooperation between scholars and students conducting research in and teaching in the fields Chinese philosophy and intellectual history;
  • facilitation of cooperation with other organizations and institutions with similar aims;
  • dissemination of information and resources related to Chinese philosophy.

Short history:

The EACP has been officially founded in February 2014 in Ljubljana, by Jana S. Rošker, who was also its first president and became the association's first Honorary Member in 2019.

The first executive committee and the first board were elected in the inaugural session, which took place at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) in October 2014. The inaugural conference of the association was hosted by the Vilnius University (Lithuania) and organized in June 2016 by the first vice president of the association, Vytis Silius who assumed the function of the new president in the same year. The second conference was held in September 2017 and organized by the vice president Ralph Weber at the University of Basel (Switzerland) under the presidency of Vytis Silius. The third conference was held in September 2019 at Ghent University (Belgium) by vice president Bart Dessein and Ady Van den Stock. The next conference will be held in September 2021 at the University of Macerata (Italy) by the newly elected vice president Selusi Ambrogio, under the second-term presidency of Ralph Weber.

In these five years, the EACP has published two anthologies on Chinese philosophy.