July-August 2011
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
Two major projects of the EFEO are coming to a close during the month of July:
The completion of the restoration of the Baphuon Temple by the EFEO was celebrated on July 3 in the distinguished presence of His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, and the French Prime Minister François Fillon, along with Frédéric Mitterrand (Minister of Culture and Communication) and Franciscus Verellen (Director of the EFEO).
On July 27-28, the new library at the EFEO Center in Chiang Mai is inaugurated by her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, in the presence of Gildas Le Lidec, the French Ambassador to Thailand. Franciscus Verellen, Director of the EFEO, Jacques Leider, Head of EFEO's Chiang Mai Center, and Cristina Cramerotti, Curatorof the EFEO's libraries, present the EFEO Center and its new library to the official delegations.
Colloquia, visits, and meetings
From June 30 to July 3, Franciscus Verellen, Director, is meeting with the EFEO's teams in Indonesia and Cambodia as part of the official visit to Southeast Asia by Prime Minister François Fillon. He is taking part in the inaugural ceremony at the Baphuon Temple in Angkor on July 3 (see Editorial).
Pascal Royère, Director of Studies and former head of the Baphuon restauration project, is welcoming, along with the team at the Siem Reap Center, the official delegations present at the inauguration of the restored monument (see Editorial).
Beginning on July 1, François Lachaud is spending a year as a senior fellow at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He is working at the Freer Gallery and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on a project entitled "Melancholy and the Modern Japanese Metropolis: Kobayashi Kiyochika and His Legacy (1875-1945)." He is also preparing the organization of an exhibition to be called "Kobayashi Kiyochika: Master of the Night," to be shown at the Freer Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts at Princeton.

In the magazine Asies (number 1, summer 2011), François Lachaud is the subject of an interview on Japan after Fukushima and on his own research projects. The same issue contains his review of Pierre Souyri's recent book, Nouvelle histoire du Japon (Paris, Perrin, 2010).
From June 30 to July 3 Valérie Liger-Belair is in Siem Reap for a visit to the Siem Reap Center and to take part in the ceremony marking the end of the Baphuon project.
Isabelle Poujol is in Siem Reap for the installation of the photographic exhibition on "L'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient à Angkor [The EFEO at Angkor]," organized as part of the Baphuon inauguration ceremony.
At the end of July Cristina Cramerotti is visiting Chiang Mai for the inauguration of the new library there (see Editorial).
The journal Aséanie is now on line at the Persée portal, from the first number (1995) to number 16 (2005).
Luca Gabbiani, Pékin à l'ombre du Mandat céleste - Vie quotidienne et gouvernement urbain sous la dynastie Qing (1644-1911), Paris, Editions de l'Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, 2011.

Luca Gabbiani, Note de lecture à propos de l'ouvrage de Philippe Pacquet, Madame Chiang Kai-shek. Un siècle d'histoire de la Chine, Taiwan aujourd'hui, vol. XXVIII, n° 6 (juin 2011), p. 20-24.

Arlo Griffiths, « Inscriptions of Sumatra: Further Data on the Epigraphy of the Musi and Batang Hari Rivers Basins », dans Archipel 81 (Paris 2011), p. 139-175.

François Grimal, V. Venkataraja Sarma, S. Lakshminarasimham, version électronique du volume III.2 de La grammaire paninéenne par ses exemples, le livre des formes conjuguées 2, EFEO, IFP, Rashtriya Sanskrit University (Tirupati).

Lü Pengzhi, « Zaoqi daojiao jiaoyi jiqi liubian kaosuo (Le rituel de libation dans le taoïsme ancien et son évolution postérieure) », dans Tam Wai Lun (dir.), Zhongguo difang zongjiao yishi lunji, Hong Kong : Centre for the Study of Religion and Chinese Society, Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2011, p. 19-145.

Lü Pengzhi, « Tianshi dao dengtan gaomengyi : Zhengyi fawen falu buyi kaolun (Rituel de la montée sur l'autel pour annoncer l'alliance dans le taoïsme du Maître céleste: une étude critique du Zhengyi fawen falu buyi) », dans Zongjiao xue yanjiu, 2011.2, p. 8-24.

EFEO Paris Seminar
The next EFEO Paris seminar is taking place in September, 2011, at the Maison de l'Asie.
Prizes and Awards
The Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres has awarded the Herbert-Allen Giles prize to Philippe Papin and Marcus Durand for their revision and republication of Maurice Durand's work, Imagerie populaire vietnamienne [Vietnamese popular imagery], published by the EFEO (Paris, 2011).

The Joseph Carroll Études Asiatiques Prize of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres has been awarded to Andrew Hardy, head of the EFEO's Hanoi Center, for his research work on the Long Wall located in central Vietnam (Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh provinces).

Ang Choulean, EFEO collaborator in Cambodia for more than twenty years, has received the 2011 Fukuoka prize for the entire body of his research.
Of Special Note
From July 5 to August 30 a lecture series on the island of Thasos celebrates one hundred years of excavations led by the Ecole française d'Athènes there. For further information, see the website at http://www.efa.gr.

The meeting of the Administrative Council of the PRES héSam, of which the EFEO is a founding member, is taking place on July 6.
Maison de l'Asie
During the summer the Maison de l'Asie is open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Life in the Centers
The first of a series of workshop-colloquia on Archéologie de la Bhakti en Inde du Sud is set for the EFEO's Pondicherry Center for August 1 to 12, organized by Emmanuel Francis, Valérie Gillet, and Charlotte Schmid. The theme chosen for this year is "Nord et Sud: l'enfance de la Bhakti, Kṛṣṇa/Viṣṇu et Murukaṉ/Skanda [North and South: the early days of Bhakti, Krishna/Vishnu and Murukan/Skanda]." For more details, see http://www.efeo.fr/bhakti

The 9th Classical Tamil Summer Seminar (CTSS) is being organized by Eva Wilden at the Pondicherry Center for August 15 to 26. This year's assigned texts are from the Vishnuite Bhakti tradition. For more details, see http://www.efeo.fr/ctss

The CTSS is to be followed by the Cankam workshop (August 29 to September 9), also organized by Eva Wilden. This workshop is bringing together for the first time all those working on the establishment of critical editions of various works from Cankam literature (the oldest Tamil literature). For more details see http://www.efeo.fr/cankam

Leah Comeau, American Fulbright scholar affiliated with the Pondicherry EFEO Center, has returned to the U.S. after a year at the Center. She is continuing her research on the topic "Between Love and God: Revising Social Histories and Literary Landscapes in Medieval South India." She has worked mostly under the direction of G. Vijayavenugopal.

On July 1, V. Lalitha, research assistant, is leaving the Pondicherry Center after seventeen years of service in order to return to her homeland, Kerala. She has worked on various projects in Sanskrit literature - most significantly helping Dr. H. N. Bhat with the collating of manuscripts for his critical edition of the play Bâlarâmayana.

The program on Panini et les paninéens aux 16e et 17e siècles [Panini and the Paninians in the 16th and 17th centuries], coordinated by François Grimal, is being continued through financing from the Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR).
Kuala Lumpur
On July 21 the Malaysian Museums Department, the French Embassy in Malaysia, and the EFEO are organizing at the National Museum a book launch for the work Selat Melaka di Persimpangan Asia, a co-publication of the EFEO/ Malaysian Museums Department.
Henri Chambert-Loir, Director of the EFEO's Jakarta Center, is leaving Jakarta to continue his research in Jogjakarta. From July 1 Arlo Griffiths is taking over from him as director of the Center.

From July 8 to 18 the Jakarta Center is welcoming Tom Elliott (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York), Amandine Lepoutre (post-doctoral scholar at the EFEO's Hanoi Center), and Emmanuel Francis (CEIAS, Paris) for training in EpiDoc to be given by Mr. Elliott. The EpiDoc program will be used concurrently in the program "Corpus des inscriptions du Campā [Corpus of Champa inscriptions]," in research being done at the Jakarta Center on Indonesian epigraphy, and in the preparation of a corpus of Pallava inscriptions.

From August 8 to 20 some twenty American, European, Indian, Indonesian, and Japanese Sanskrit scholars are meeting at Bandungan (Central Java) for the Seventh International Intensive Sanskrit Summer Retreat organized by the EFEO Center in Jakarta.
From July 18 to 23, Olivier Tessier is organizing and leading, with Christophe Gironde (IHEID, Geneva) and Pierre-Yves Le Meur, (IRD, Noumea), a workshop on Différenciation et inégalités: réalités perçues, réalités vécues dans la commune de Tam Quan, district de Tam Đảo [Differentiation and inequalities: perceived facts and facts of life in the community of Tam Quan, Tam Đảo district], the fifth summer school in the social and humane sciences, AFD-EFEO-IRD-ASSV, Tam Đảo
Siem Reap
On July 3 the newly restored Baphuon temple is being inaugurated by His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, and the French Prime Minister François Fillon (see Editorial).
On July 6 Luca Gabbiani is giving a lecture at the Modern History Institute of the Academia Sinica on "City administration in China and its contribution to the study of the history of the imperial era" (in Chinese).

From August 2 to 12, Luca Gabbiani is visiting the University of California at Berkeley. He has been invited to take part in the first session of the Berkeley Summer Research Institute dedicated to the history of urban areas in China and organized by the Institute of East Asian Studies. He is presenting an overview of his recent research on the urban network that grew up in Shandong along the banks of the Grand Canal between the 16th and 19th centuries.
The Buddhism Seminar of the EFEO's Tokyo Center is taking place on Monday, July 4 and 18: reading of Kōshū's Keiran-shūyō-shū shūyō shū, 7 and 8 (6:00 to 8:00 p.m., lecture hall at the Tôyô bunko).
Frédéric Girard is talking on the topic "The radical origin of things in Buddhist philosophy in Japan" (in Japanese) at the symposium La raison des choses: des choses aux faits [The reason for things: from things to facts], Shin-Hirayasu onsen, organized by the Tokyo Maison Franco-Japonaise, July 6-8.

On July 9 (2:00-5:00 p.m.) he is giving a talk on "Emile Guimet's ideas on religious art, in nineteenth-century France" (in Japanese), at Gakushûin University, Faculty of Letters, Philosophy Department, Tôkyô.

On July 11 (8:00-9:30 p.m.) he is giving a lecture on "Culture of the self and culture of the other in Japan" (in Japanese) at the Waseda University Faculty of Letters.

He is also taking part in the symposium organized by Kyôto University, Forum sur l'histoire de la philosophie au Japon [Forum on the history of philosophy in Japan], speaking on the topic "Nishida Kitarô's ‘place' and Buddhist space" (in Japanese) July 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (more informations).

On July 12 Frédéric Girard is taking part in the memorial service for Suzuki Daisetsu, directed by Professor Ishii Shûdô at the Matsugaoko Library, at Kamakura, and is also working in the library's collection.

On July 26 and 27 he is continuing his work on manuscripts at the Ishiyamadera temple, Ôtsu-Kyôto, and August 18 to 20 at the Daigoji temple, Kyôto.
On July 1 the monthly informational review from Japan's Architecture Institute, Kenchiku zasshi, is publishing a call for submission of competing bids to serve as contractor for the new EFEO center in Kyoto. For more information see the blog of the Kyoto Centre.

On July 14 (at 6:00 p.m.), Fabio Rambelli, of the University of California at Santa Barbara, is giving a lecture as part of the Kyoto Lectures on the topic "‘The Dharma preaches pquality and has no hierarchy': Uchiyama Gudô and the experiment of Buddhist anarchism" (in English), at the Humane Sciences Research Institute at Kyoto University.

From 1 to 15 August Benoît Jacquet is visiting the Academy of Arts (Akademie der Künste) in Berlin to study the manuscript of the travel journal of Bruno Taut in Japan (1933-1936).
Beginning in mid-July, Kim Dae-yol (INALCO), currently at the Academy of Korea Studies, is visiting the EFEO Center in Seoul to complete his documentation of archaeological excavations that have been done in Seoul (Chosôn period).

During the third week in July Yannick Bruneton (Paris 7) is consulting the documentation at the EFEO Center concerning the Kaesông site, RPDC, (texts and maps) as part of the heritage study of the EFEO program.
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