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On Monday 6th November Yoon Hyong-jin (Asiatic Research Institue, Korea University) is speaking on "Community Organizations in the Colonial East Asia and its legacy: Focused on 'Baojia'".

11a.m. to 12:30p.m. (Free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, First floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris

Baojia(保甲) had been a traditional Chinese resident organization since the Song Dynasty. However, Baojia was rebuilt into a new system through the Japanese colonial rule of Taiwan. The Governor-General of Taiwan succeeded in stabilizing Taiwan through Baojia, which is a security organization closely connected with the police and operated as an administrative aid organization. The Baojia system of Taiwan was later applied to the Kwantung Leased Territory and Manchukuo and expanded to the northeast of China, and during the Sino-Japanese War, it was transplanted to the puppet governments of the occupied territories.  This "Taiwan model" of Baojia spread beyond the boundaries of the Japanese Empire by the introduction of the Baojia system by the Nanjing Nationalist Government in the 1930s. The Nanjing Nationalist Government initially operated Baojia to defeat the Chinese Communist Party in some areas, and later tried to make it a standard resident organization nationwide. Baojia functioned as a mobilizing system during the war. In addition, the experience of operating a standard resident organization through Baojia, which is nominally an autonomous organization, but practically an administrative auxiliary institution, left important legacies in postwar regimes.


The deadline for submitting an application to an EFEO Field Scholarships for Master and PhD students enabling a field study in Asia at one of the EFEO centers is set to the 15th of October 2017

The fourth volume of the Epigraphy and Oral Sources of Peking Temple - A Social History of an Empire Capital programme carried out by the EFEO with the support of the École Pratique des Hautes Études and Peking Normal University is published.

Marianne Bujard (吕敏), éd., Ju Xi, Guan Xiaojing 關笑晶, Wang Minqing 王敏慶, Lei Yang 雷陽, Beijing neicheng simiao beike zhi 北京内城寺廟碑刻志 (Temples et stèles de Pékin), vol. 4, 2 t., 916 p., Péking, Guojia tushuguan 國家圖書館出版社 (National Library), 2017. READ MORE

On Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th October 2017, the International symposium "Calendrier d'Europe et d'Asie" is organized by Alain Arrault (EFEO), Olivier Guyotjeannin (ENC) and Perrine Mane (CRH)

École nationale des chartes, 65 rue de richelieu, Paris 2e - salle Léopold-Delisle


The network of EFEO centres across Asia
The network of EFEO centres across Asia

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