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Yana Stefanova graduated with a degree in Philosophy from the “St. Kliment Ohridski” University in 2013, a master’s degree in “Cultural Anthropology” at the same university, and continued her specialisation with a doctorate in the field of Eastern philosophy.
The main areas of interest are the transfer of Buddhist ideas and concepts from India to China, their subsequent reinterpretation through the prism of Daoist practices and teachings, and the emergence and development of Chinese Buddhism as an essentially new teaching. From 2022, she works in the History of Philosophical and Scientific Ideas section, IFS-BAN, as an assistant professor, during that time the focus of her research and interests smoothly shifts to the same mode of transmission, but towards the Western philosophical tradition.


Eastern philosophy; Buddhism; Daoism; East-West;

The Philosophical Sense of the translator-interpretative technique of the Geyi”, //Phil. Alternatives XXXII/2023/2, DOI: 10.58945/NTCB3478, pp. 43-48 ; https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=1104837
The „apocryphal” scriptures – deliberately accepted as canonical texts?“, Document Center THE NET, ISSN: 1314-9865, Confucius Institute Sofia, 2018, pp. 312-319;
The notion of TATHATA: origin, connotations, development”, UniPress, Sofia, 2018, ISSN 2534-935X, pp. 141-154;
Buddhist Apocrypha as the foundation for the development of original Chinese Buddhism”, UniPress, Sofia, 2018, ISSN 2603-3453, pp. 53-64;
Specifics of the early reception of the Buddhist sutras in China“, Veliko Tarnovo University Publ. House, 2019;


East and West: Historico-philosophical context and aspects of reception in an international and national perspective