Beijing

The Beijing Centre, People's Republic of China

Head : Guillaume Dutournier

Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient,
EFEO Beijing Center
56 Zhuzhong hutong
Xicheng District
100009 Beijing
République populaire de Chine
Tél. / Fax : + 86 10 64 00 69 99

EFEO Beijing Center
法國遠東學院 北京中心
100009 北京市,西城區
鑄鐘胡同56號
電話/傳真 + 86 10 6400 6999

guillaume.dutournier@efeo.net

Although some of the most renowned EFEO sinologists - Paul Pelliot, Henri Maspero, Rolf A. Stein - conducted research projects in China throughout the 20th century, it was not until 1997 that a permanent EFEO Centre was established in Beijing to replace the branch office set up in Fouzhou in 1994. The Beijing Centre is part of a cooperative effort undertaken with the History of Science Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science. The School also works in collaboration with the History Institute and Archaeology Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Normal University of Beijing, the University of Tsinghua and the National Library.

Over recent years EFEO members in Beijing have carried out several research projects in history, anthropology, sociology of religion and history of science. Likewise guest scholars from French and European institutions have stayed at the Centre to conduct extended research.

Current research program:

  • Water systems and society in northern China
  • Daoism and local society: liturgical structures in central Human
  • Epigraphy and oral history of Beijing temples
  • Architecture and history of Ming and Qing coastal defenses*
  • Cultural and social history of printing and publishing in Huizhou

These research programs are all collaborative endeavors carried out in partnership with Chinese institutions. Several receive major funding from international research foundations.

The Center publishes Faguo hanxue - Sinologie française. This annual journal printed in Chinese is made possible with support from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Initially focusing on works in sinology undertaken in France, the journal has become increasingly thematic. Today the journal publishes articles by Chinese and French specialists on joint research results. Articles by Chinese specialists working in cooperation with the EFEO are also printed in this journal. The Centre publishes in addition bilingual (Chinese and French) special issues for the monthly HAS (History, Archaeology, and Society) lecture series. These lectures provide an intercultural forum for leading French and Chinese scholars in various branches of the humanities and social sciences.

EFEO News
Release of photographic collections
Paris, France,

4 179 photographs of the archaeologist Bernard-Philippe Groslier (at the EFEO from 1951-1975 and director of archaeological research in Cambodia from 1959) are now on line. These photographs were taken in 1952 and 53 during missions to Indonesia, India, Malaysia and Thailand.
Consult the Fonds Bernard-Philippe Groslier on the website www.collection.efeo.fr
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Conference of Mme CHEN Juxia 陳菊霞 et M. WANG Huimin 王惠民 Tuesday 16th May
Paris, France,

In the framework of research on Dunhuang conducted at UMR 8155 (CRCAO: Centre de recherche sur les civilisations de l'Asie orientale) and the EFEO, Ms. CHEN Juxia 陳菊霞 and M. WANG Huimin 王惠民,researchers at the Dunhuang Institute (China) will give two lectures:

- 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., M. Wang Huimin 王惠民: Le Grand vaipulya dhāraṇī sūtra du mur sud de la grotte 320 de Mogao 敦煌莫高窟第320窟大方等陀羅尼經變解讀
- Coffee break
- 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Ms. Chen Juxia 陳菊霞: Le sujet des peintures de la grotte 2 de Yulin 榆林第二窟壁畫內容新探

Maison de l'Asie, first-floor salon, 22 avenue du Président-Wilson, 75016 Paris
Contact : KUO Liying
Conference of Christophe Pottier Thursday, May 11
Paris, France,

Christophe Pottier gave a presentation entitled "Les premières Capitales à Angkor : Nouvelles techniques et méthodes d'investigation sur l'émergence de l'urbanisme angkorien", in the framework of the conferences organized by the Association française des Amis de l'Orient and the musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet, Thursday, May 11, in the Jean-François Jarrige auditorium of the Musée Guimet.

From 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. (Free admission)

Auditorium du musée des arts asiatiques - Guimet, 6 avenue Iéna 75116 Paris
Paris EFEO Seminar
Paris, France,

On Monday 15th May Brice Vincent is speaking on "Le mercure au Cambodge : métallurgie, alchimie, médecine"

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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New publication

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