October 2010
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
On the occasion of the celebration of the millennium of the city of Hanoi, the EFEO is pleased to announce the completion, in cooperation with the Vietnamese Social Sciences Academy (VASS), of the new archaeological museum on the site of the old Citadel. The museum was inaugurated on October 2, 2010 in the presence of Jean-François Girault, French Ambassador to Vietnam, Franciscus Verellen, Director of the EFEO, and VASS President Do Hoai Nam. In order to give the public a representative selection of the numerous archaeological finds that have been excavated since 2002 on the site at 18 rue Hoàng Diệu, the exhibition space has been divided into five rooms tracing the chronological sequence of the five major dynasties that have ruled Vietnam over the past thousand years. The design of the museum is organized around two basic themes, addressed in each of the rooms: architecture (decorative roof elements, tiles, paving stones, bases of columns, etc.) and daily life within the ancient imperial city (ceramics, earthenware and iron objects, etc.).

Along with the opening of the new museum, the EFEO Center in Hanoi has organised an exhibition entitled De la transformation au démantèlement de la citadelle de Hanoi au XIXe siècle: enjeux politiques et aménagement de l'espace urbain, [From modifications to the dismantling of the Hanoi citadel during the 19th century: political stakes and development of urban space]. After an initial showing at the French Cultural Center in late September, the exhibition is moving to the heart of the central sector of the Citadel for a three-months period beginning on October 2.
                                                                                                                                      Olivier Tessier
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Colloquia, visits, and meetings
On October 2, on the occasion of the millennium celebrations in Hanoi city, Franciscus Verellen, Director, has participated, along with the President of the Vietnamese Social Sciences Academy (ASSV) and the French Ambassador, in the inaugural ceremony opening the museum on the ancient imperial citadel, set up jointly by the ASSV and the EFEO.

Franciscus Verellen, Director, is at the University of California at Berkeley from October 3 to 5. From there he is to go to Princeton University where he will co-chair, with Professor Stephen F. Teiser, the international colloquium on Buddhism, Daoism, and Chinese Religion, organized jointly by Princeton University and the EFEO, from October 8 to 10.

On October 12, Franciscus Verellen is presenting the annual William Theodore de Bary Lecture at Columbia University, in New York City.

On October 18, Franciscus Verellen will chair a meeting of the steering committee of the FP7 program Integrating and Developing European Asian Studies (IDEAS) at the British Academy in London.

On October 29 he is participating in the meeting of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Chinese Studies at the campus of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, in Hong Kong.

From October 4 to 11 Kuo Liying is visiting the USA to present a paper on  “Dhāranī Pillars Inscriptions: Text and Context” at the conference on Buddhism, Daoism, and Chinese Religion organized at Princeton by Franciscus Verellen and Stephen F. Teiser, and to study Buddhist artifacts at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
From October 20 to November 1, Kuo Liying is to be in Orissa to study Buddhist sites there, gathering data that will enable her to establish comparisons with Chinese sites.

From October 28 to 10 Frédéric Girard is taking part in a conference on the Buddhism of the Dilun and Huayan schools, and the Dasheng quizinlun, at the Geumgang Center for Buddhist Studies (University Geumgang), Nonsan, Korea.
Journal Issues
Aséanie 25
Frédéric Girard, “L'Ode symphonique de ‘Gotama le Buddha’ (1989) de Ifukube Akura (1914-2006) [The symphonic poem ‘Gotama the Buddha’ (1989) by Ifukube Akura],” on the website of L'Observatoire Musical Français (OMF, Paris-Sorbonne) in the collection Religiosité et Musique au XXe siècle [Spirituality and Music in the 20th century], under the direction of Nathalie Ruget

Frédéric Girard, "Sons sublimes, nature et création - autour de la ‘Stance sur la clochette au vent' de Rujing - (Myōon, shizen, zōka - Nyojō no Fūrinju wo megutte) [Heavenly sounds, nature, and creation – concerning Rujing’s ‘Stanza on the wind chime] in À la recherche d'une écophilosophie japonaise, Nihon hatsu eko hirosohia wo motomete [Seeking a Japanese eco-philosophy], Eco-Philosophy, Vol. 4-Extra, Transdisciplinary Initiative for Eco-Philosophy (TIEPh), Toyo University, March 2010, pp. 117-122 (in Japanese).

Luca Gabbiani, “Pour en finir avec la barbarie. Folie et parricide en Chine à la fin de l'ère impériale (XVIIIe–XXe siècles) [Putting an end to barbarism. Madness and parricide in China at the end of the imperial era (18th to 20th centuries)],” T'oung Pao, vol. 95, N°. 4-5,
2009, pp. 334-392.

Phongsathon Buakhampan, Wisitthisak Sattaphan, François Lagirarde, “An Inscription on the Pedestal of a Buddha Image kept at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg,” Aséanie 25, Bangkok, October 2010.
EFEO Paris Seminar
On Monday, October 25 (12:30-2 p.m.), Marielle Santoni (research director, UMR 9993, CNRS/Guimet Museum) is talking on the topic “Linteaux et autres éléments préangkoriens découverts dans le sud du Laos par la Mission Archéologique française au Laos de 1991 à 1999 [Lintels and other pre-Angkor elements discovered in southern Laos by the French Archeological Mission to Laos from 1991 to 1999]” at the Maison de l'Asie (2nd floor lecture hall, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris).
Anne Bouchy, 2010-2011 Teaching Schedule

(M.A.1): “ETHNOLOGIE DU JAPON [Ethnology of Japan]” (UE 41)
“L'ethnologie du Japon: introduction méthodologique et thématique [Ethnology of Japan: methodological and thematic introduction]” 
Tuesdays, beginning October 14

(M.A.2, and doctoral candidates): “ETHNOLOGIE DE L'ASIE [Ethnology of Asia”(UE 51)  
“Les dynamiques du fait religieux au Japon - le shugendô [Dynamics of the religious experience in Japan – shugendô]  
Qu'est le shugendô - “voie des pouvoirs par l'ascèse” dans les montagnes - dans l'histoire et aujourd'hui [What is shugendô? “The path to power through ascetisim” in the mounts – historically and today?].” Tuesdays, beginning October 14

Within the
UE: 43 ECRITURE DE L'ETHNOLOGIE: Séminaire “Faire du terrain en Asie [Doing fieldwork in Asia]” (Open to M.A.1, M.A.2, doctoral candidates, post-docs, researchers) 
Seminar on ways to conduct dialog between participants, based on a series of topics to be defined at the first meeting of the group. Thursday, 4:00-6:00 p.m. during the first semester; Fridays during the second semester. Begins October 21.   Centre d’anthropologie sociale, Maison de la Recherche, université de Toulouse – Le Mirail, 31000 Toulouse.
EHESS monthly seminar: Jean-Pierre Albert (EHESS) et Anne Bouchy (EFEO)  
“Les modes d'action du religieux [Behavior of religious people]”   (Open to researchers and doctoral candidates)
Maison de la Recherche, Université de Toulouse-le-Mirail, salle 424B. Beginning October 21
For more details on the dates and times of these courses and seminars, see the following websites: that of the EFEO at www.efeo.fr and that of the  Toulouse Ethnology team at www.ethno-info.com.
Life in the Centers
Leah E. Comeau (American Fulbright scholar) will be at the Pondicherry Center for several months in order to carry out research on the topic “Between Love and God: Revising Social Histories and Literary Landscapes in Medieval South India.” Most of her work is being done under the supervision of de G. Vijayavenugopal.

Elaine Fisher (Columbia University doctoral candidate and Fulbright scholar) will be at the Pondicherry Center for several months in order to carry out research on her project “Beyond the Agraharam: Sanskrit Public Intellectuals in Early Modern South India,” under the supervision of Dominic Goodall.
Emmanuel Francis is visiting the Jakarta Center during October and November in order to work with Arlo Griffiths on the study of one of the most ancient Indonesian inscriptions in Sanskrit (that relating to the kings Mūlavarman and Pūrṇavarman). He is also participating in a course on the history and epigraphy of south India being given by Arlo Griffiths at the University of Indonesia.
François Lagirarde, Phongsathon Buakhampan, and Wisitthisak Sattaphan are visiting Chiang Mai province from October 25 to 31. They will be digitizing manuscripts from monasteries in Doi Saket and Saraphi districts.
Siem Reap
Dominique Soutif is taking part in the 13th conference of Euraseaa (European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists) taking place in Berlin from September 27 to October 1. He is giving a lecture on “The inscribed pendant of the National Museum of Phnom Penh: a new inscription from the reign of Jayavarman the 7th (K. 1277)?).” In collaboration with Julia Estève (EPHE), Annie Bolle (INRAP), Chea Socheat (APSARA), and Till F. Sonnemann (University of Sydney) he is also making a presentation on “The aśramas of Yaśovarman I: Instruments of and testaments to the spread of royal power in Cambodia at the end of the 9th century.”
On October 15, as part of the Franco-Chinese lecture series Histoire, archéologie et société organized by the Beijing Center, Professor Lin Meicun, of the Archaeology Department of Peking University, will be giving a lecture at the Palace Museum (in the Forbidden City) on the topic “De Nankin à Ningpo, le Fayusi du Putuoshan: histoire d'un palais transformé en temple [From Nanking to Ningpo, Putuoshan’s Fayusi: histoy of a palace converted into a temple.”
Hong Kong
On Monday, October 4, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Michèle Pirazzoli-t'Serstevens (Professor Emeritus at the EPHE), is giving a lecture entitled “Giuseppe Castiglione (1688-1766): An artist between two traditions.” This lecture is co-sponsored by the Institute for Chinese Studies at the CUHK and the EFEO Center.

On October 8 and 10, Lü Pengzhi is at Princeton University to participate in an international colloquium on Buddhism, Daoism and Chinese Religion, jointly organized by Stephen F. Teiser (Princeton University) and Franciscus Verellen (EFEO). There he is presenting a paper on “The Lingbao Fast of the Three Primes and the Daoist Middle Prime Festival: a Critical Study of the Taishang dongxuan lingbao sanyuan pinjie jing.”
The Tokyo EFEO Center Buddhism Seminar: reading of Genshin’s Ōjō yōshū 37 and 38, Monday October 18 and 25 (6:00-8:00 p.m.) Tôyô bunko lecture hall.
On October 5 and 6, Benoît Jacquet is taking part in meetings on the arrangement and conceptions of the Japanese sense of space. These meetings are organized by the Japarchi network at the Maison de la Culture de Japon in Paris. On October 6, at 2 p.m., he will be talking on the topic: “Des chemins (sandô) et des places (hiroba) dans l'architecture et la ville au Japon [Paths (sandô) and public squares (hiroba) in Japan’s architecture and towns].”

On October 21 (11 a.m.), the monthly Buddhism seminar directed by Iyanaga Nobumi, is taking place in the meeting room at the Kansai Franco-Japanese Institute.
From October 7 to 16 Élisabeth Chabanol and Christophe Pottier are to be in the Korean People’s Democratic Republic, working as part of the EFEO program on “Étude historique et archéologique du site de Kaesông [Historical and archaeological study of the Kaesông site].” This visit is being made to exchange documents covering the new agreement signed between the EFEO and the National Bureau for Cultural Properties Conservation (NBCPC), to prepare a file on excavations at the South Gate, to pass on to the NBCPC the gift of various books and scientific documents, to continue work on the Korean-English-French Lexicon of archaeological, art history, and architectural terms with the NBCPC, and to visit sites proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

A member of the organizing committee for the 5th World Congress of Korean Studies of the Academy of Korea Studies, “Korean Studies for the Advancement of Global Civilization,” to be held from October 25 to 28 at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Élisabeth Chabanol is taking part in the committee’s meetings as a representative of the Association of Korean Studies in Europe. She is also to present a talk on “Korean Collections Kept Overseas: The Case of the Korean Pavilion at the Paris Exposition of 1900.”
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