Franciscus Verellen

An historian of medieval China, Franciscus Verellen is a former director of the Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient (2004-2014), where he also holds the chair in History of Daoism and currently serves as head of the EFEO Hong Kong Center. 

Verellen has published widely in the fields of regional cultural history and Daoism, including The Taoist canon: A historical companion to the Daozang, 3 volumes, edited with Kristofer Schipper, The University of Chicago Press, 2004 (Association of American Publishers 2005 Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing, American Academy of Religion 2007 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion).

After doctoral studies at Oxford and Paris, Franciscus Verellen taught at Columbia University, New York, and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris. He held visiting appointments at Princeton University and the University of California at Berkeley. Verellen is an adjunct professor of Religious and Cultural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

An alumnus Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Universities of Munich, Oxford, and Heidelberg and fellow-in-residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in Wassenaar, Franciscus Verellen was Stewart Lecturer in the Humanities at Princeton University in 2005, member and Edwin C. and Elisabeth A. Whitehead Fellow in the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, in 2009-2010. He was a Distinguished Adjunct Researcher at Renmin University, Beijing, in 2010-2012. 

Since 2014, Franciscus Verellen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole of the University of Hong Kong.

Franciscus Verellen was elected a member of the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres, Institut de France, in 2008. He is a knight of the French Legion of Honour, an officer of the order Palmes Académiques, and an officer of the Royal Order of Cambodia.

傅飛嵐是法國遠東學院道教史講座教授,並兼任香港聯絡中心的主任。他同時是法蘭西學院銘文與美文學院院士;並於2004至2014年擔任法國遠東學院院長。他先後任教於法國高等研究學院(巴黎)、美國哥倫比亞大學、普林斯頓大學、加洲大學柏克萊分校及香港中文大學。傅飛嵐在中國宗教和地方文化的著述豐碩,包括《道藏通考》(與施舟人共同編纂,3冊,芝加哥大學出版社2004年出版)。他現為香港中文大學中國文化研究所高級研究員和顧問委員會委員;香港大學饒宗頤學術館名譽研究員;並加入歐盟委員會科研架構計劃「展望2020」的專家顧問團。

Franciscus Verellen
Franciscus Verellen

Directeur d'études

EFEO Centre
Institute of Chinese Studies
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT
Hong Kong, China
Tel. +852 3943 7369


franciscus.verellen@efeo.net