BEFEO, 101 (2015)

The BEFEO is an annual journal of general Asian studies; it accepts feature articles, dossiers, chronicles, and book reviews in all disciplines: archaeology, anthropology, economic and social history, history of religions, philology, studies of material culture, etc.

The Bulletin de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient (BEFEO) is accessible online, via the Persée portal (1901‑2006, 109 volumes, 3552 documents). It will soon be available on JSTOR.

The Editors
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Editorial office of the BEFEO
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Grégoire Provost
EFEO Éditions, 22 av. du Président Wilson, 75116 PARIS

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  • Gregory SCHOPEN
    The Fragrance of the Buddha, the Scent of Monuments, and the Odor of Images in Early India

  • Christine LORRE
    Henri Hubert et l'archéologie de l'Asie du Sud-Est. Un moment de formation personnelle et d'échanges intellectuels
  • Martin POLKINGHORNE, Janet G. DOUGLAS & Federico CARO
    Carving at the Capital: A stone workshop at Hariharālaya, Angkor

    Southeast Asian Images of Hell: Transmission and Adaptation
  • Amandine LEPOUTRE
    Étude du corpus des inscriptions du Campā VII. L'inscription de Jaya Parameśvaravarman à Tháp Đôi (C. 213) avec en annexe deux nouvelles inscriptions du même souverain (C. 218.2 et C. 219)

    Asbestos textiles from Batujaya (West Java, Indonesia): Further evidence for early long-distance interaction between the Roman Orient, Southern Asia and island Southeast Asia
    Yang Liangyao's Mission of 785 to the Caliph of Baghdād: Evidence of an Early Sino-Arabic Power Alliance?
  • Claudine SALMON & Paola CALANCA
    Histoire d'un groupe de parenté du Fujian. Commerce au-delà des mers et mouvance
  • CHENG Weichung
    Sailing from the China Coast to the Pescadores and Taiwan: A Comparative Study on the Resemblances in Chinese and Dutch Sailing Patterns


  • Prospection archéologique de la côte nord de Java Centre : le district de Kendal (par BASKORO D. TJAHJONO, AGUSTIJANTO INDRAJAYA & Véronique DEGROOT)

Comptes rendus

  • Manik BAJRACHARYA, Axel MICHAELS & Niels GUTSCHOW, History of the Kings of Nepal. A Buddhist Chronicle
    (par Véronique BOUILLIER)
  • SAADET ARSLAN, Tibetische Handschriften und Blockdrucke, Teil 15. Die mTshur-phu-Ausgabe der Sammlung Rin-chen gter-mdzod chen-mo, nach dem Exemplar der Orientabteilung, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Hs or 778. Gesamtindex
    (par Kurt TROPPER)
  • Emmanuel FRANCIS, Le discours royal dans l'Inde du Sud ancienne. Inscriptions et monuments pallava (IVème-IXème siècles), Tome I, Introduction et sources
    (par Valérie GILLET)
  • Isabelle RATIE, Une critique bouddhique du Soi selon la Mīmāṃsā. Présentation, édition critique et traduction de la Mīmāṃsaka-parikalpitātma-parīkṣā de Śāntarakṣita
    (par Hugo DAVID)
  • Gérard COLAS, Penser l'icône en Inde ancienne
    (par Marion RASTELLI)
  • Hans T. BAKKER, The World of the Skandapurāṇa: Northern India in the Sixth and Seventh Centuries
    (par Emmanuel FRANCIS)
  • Peter WORSLEY, S. SUPOMO, Thomas HUNTER, and Margaret FLETCHER, Mpu Monaguṇa's Sumanasāntaka: An Old Javanese Epic Poem, its Indian Source and Balinese Illustrations
    (par Jiří JAKL)

  • Jacques PIMPANEAU, Chine : L'opéra classique. Promenade au jardin des poiriers
    (par Regina LLAMAS)
  • ISHII KOSEI 石井公成 (compilé par) : Kanji bunkaken heno hirogari 漢字文化圏への広がり, Shin Higashi ajia bukkyōshi 新東アジア仏教史 10 Chōsenhantō Betobanam 東アジア仏教史 10 朝鮮半島.ベトナム, [L'élargissement de la région de culture sinisée, dans Nouvelle Histoire du bouddhisme en Asie de l'Est, volume 10 : Péninsule coréenne et Vietnam - The Spread of Buddhism Throughout the World of Chinese Script, in A New History of Buddhism in Asia, vol. 10 / Korean Peninsula and Vietnam : The Spread of Buddhism Througouht the World of Chinese Script]
    (par Frédéric GIRARD)
  • LO JUNG-PANG, China as a Sea Power 1127-1368. A preliminary Survey of the Maritime Expansion and Naval Exploits of the Chinese People During the Southern Song and Yan Periods
    (par Paola CALANCA)
  • Glen DUDBRIDGE, A Portrait of Five Dynasties China. From the memoirs of Wang Renyu (880-956)
    (par Damien CHAUSSENDE)

Liste des ouvrages reçus


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)

Maison de l'Asie, 1st floor Salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson - 75116 Paris

Contact: Michela Bussotti
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.
Paris EFEO Seminar

On Monday 13th November Ryosuke Furui (Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo) is speaking on "Changing Structure of Political Powers in South Asia: Bengal from the Fifth to the Thirteenth Century"

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, First floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Symposium ''Gestion des eaux d'Angkor: Bilan des études et perspectives''

On Friday 10th November the Association des Amis d'Angkor (AAA) organized the symposium Gestion des eaux d'Angkor: Bilan des études et perspectives
Maric Beaufeïst speaks on" The restoration of western Mébon and the utilisation of new technologies"

"SETEC" Auditorium, building Central Seine, 46, quai de la Rapée, 75012 Paris
Paris EFEO Seminar

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'".

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