The missions of the EFEO

missions

Fieldwork in Asia

The mission of the EFEO, a public institution under the aegis of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, is to study the classical civilizations of Asian through the humanities and social sciences. From India, to China and Japan, and covering all of Southeast Asia, the EFEO's research areas include almost all the societies have been under Indian or Chinese influence in the course of history. Leading scholars working at the EFEO's 18 centres and branch offices in Asia have been essential in the development of the School's research programme. Interdisciplinary projects bring together leading scholars in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, history, philology, and religious studies. Since the vast majority of EFEO members carry out field studies in Asia, the emergence of contemporary issues is obviously of relevance for the School.

A Network of International Excellence in Scholarship

For decades the EFEO and its Asian centres have worked in many Asian and European partnerships. Today centres in Pondicherry, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap, Hanoi, Vientiane and Jakarta have their own premises, whereas several EFEO branch offices are hosted by prestigious universities, research institutes and museums. This is the case of Pune, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, Phnom Penh, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo.

The EFEO regularly welcomes scholars for extended periods of field study in its Asian centres, particularly for EFEO led research projects. Visiting scholars benefit from the School's local academic partnerships and its rich documentary collections that represent over a century of research. In view of improving scholarly exchanges, the EFEO and 20 leading European institutions for higher education created the European Consortium for Asian Field Study (ECAF) in 2007. As such the EFEO is now in the centre of an international network of leading scholars in Asian studies.

EFEO News
Paris EFEO Seminar
Paris, France,

On Monday 24th April Valérie Gillet is speaking on "La période obscure (the Dark Period) du pays tamoul entre les IIe et VIe siècles de note ère : mythe ou réalité ?"

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (free admission)

Maison de l'Asie, first-floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
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Tuesday 25 April, conference of Prof. Huang Chin-shing, Vice-President of the Academia Sinica
Paris, France,

On 25th April at the invitation of the EFEO, M. Huang Chin-hsing, Vice-President of the Sinica Academy, gives a lecture on "Sage' and ‘Saint': A Comparison Between Confucianism and Christianity in Terms of Canonization".

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris
Free admission

This conference is organized by Paola Calanca (EFEO) and will be moderated by Stéphane Feuillas (Paris 7) and Vincent Goossaert (EPHE).

New publication

La formation du Mahāvastu
et la mise en place des conceptions relatives à la carrière du bodhisattva  READ MORE
New publication

Empires en marche
Rencontres entre la Chine et l'Occident à l'âge moderne (XVIe-XIXe siècles)  READ MORE
Speech by Michela Bussotti on 20th April
Paris, France,

Michela Bussotti gives a talk on 20th April on "Généalogies d'un dictionnaire : les différentes versions du dictionnaire Chinois-Latin de Basilio Brollo (1648-1704)", in the seminar of the SPHERE team (Sciences, Philosophie, Histoire - UMR 7219) Histoire des Sciences, Histoire du Texte, Université Paris Diderot.

Salle Rothko, 412B, Université Paris Diderot, bâtiment Condorcet, 4, rue Elsa Morante, 75013 Paris
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8th NETamil workshop
Hamburg, Germany,

The 8th NETamil workshop will stand from 20th to 22th  April 2017 at Hamburg at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC). The theme is "Colophons, Prefaces, Satellite Stanzas".
Access the programme and the page to register.
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21st symposium of GMPCA (Groupe de méthodes pluridisciplinaires contribuant à l'archéologie)
Rennes, France,

From 18th to 21st April 2017 is being held at Rennes the 21st symposium of GMPCA (Groupe de méthodes pluridisciplinaires contribuant à l'archéologie).

Christophe Pottier participates as a member of the scientific committee of the session called “Créer du savoir en archéologie du bâti (analyses of materials, records, models 3D)” coordinated by J-B. Barreau and E. Litoux.

Programme and 3rd circulaire.

More informations on the website of the Inrap and of the symposium of GMPCA.