Corpus of Cham Inscriptions

Head of programme: Arlo Griffiths

Launched in 2009, this programme was directly inspired by the transversal Corpus of Khmer Inscriptions programme with which it shares its methodology and most of its goals: chief among these is the continuation and updating of the inventory of inscriptions from the Kingdom of Champa, which was begun by the EFEO in 1923. With this in mind, we embarked on a series of field missions to identify the current location of the inscriptions and where necessary made copies. We also listed those which were missing, and also reported a number of new discoveries that did not feature in published inventory. We are now studying the inscriptions that have already been published along with those that have yet to appear in print, which we will soon be publishing. Given that the corpus of Cham inscriptions is on a much smaller scale than its Khmer world counterpart, and in view of the fact that the number of new discoveries is much lower, we have been able to make rapid progress. The programme aims to present online versions of the new inventory and of the corpus itself with a fresh reading of all of the inscriptions, unabridged translations and substantial visual documentation.

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New publication
14 December 2017
Arts Asiatiques 72 (2017)

International Workshop on Chinese Local History and Local Society, 14th and 15th December
Paris, France,

Thursday, December 14 and Friday, December 15, Michela Bussotti (EFEO) and Joseph McDermott (University of Cambridge) organize an international workshop on the study of society and local history that finalize the project FOES (Families, Organizations and Economies: inside and beyond local history in China, XV-XX century - projet exploratoire PSL) thanks to the support of PSL, EFEO and CECMC (UMR CCJ).

Programme (PDF)

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Contact: Michela Bussotti
New publication
06 December 2017
Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie 25 (2016)

Daoist Lives, Community and Place

Release of the photographic collection of Pierre Pichard

999 photographs by the architect Pierre Pichard, former member of the EFEO, are now on line on the photo library website. These pictures were taken between 1987 and 2004 during missions in Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Laos, Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand and South Korea.