February 2012
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
The Fifth Annual General Meeting of the European Consortium for Asian Field Study (ECAF) and the Second International Conference organized by the FP7 program Integrating and Developing European Asian Studies (IDEAS), entitled National and Regional Identities: Appropriating the Past, are held back to back on February 4-5 at the Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, a founding associate member of the ECAF.

The General Meeting marks a turning point in the development of the ECAF. First, in 2012 a new system of institutional partnerships will be put in place in several of the EFEO/ECAF Centers, offering researchers and students affiliated with ECAF partner institutions the opportunity to make use of a private or semi-private work spaces and shared facilities in the Centers in Asia. Then, during 2012-2013, a new program of visiting fellowships for fieldwork in the EFEO/ECAF Centers will be created. Fellows receiving grants will be expected to dedicate part of their time to the host Center's scholarly activities. Another main item on the agenda are the options for ECAF to acquire a legal status that would allow it to receive funding, as a certain number of members have requested.
Colloquia, visits, and meetings
From 2 to 5 February Franciscus Verellen, Director, is taking part in the General Meeting of the European Consortium for Asian Fieldwork (ECAF) at the Institute for Chinese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Second IDEAS International Conference, National and Regional Identities: Appropriating the Past, also in Hong Kong.
From 24 January to 27 February, Éric Bourdonneau is visiting Cambodia as part of the archaeological mission to the Koh Ker site being set up in collaboration with the APSARA (Autorité pour la protection du site et l'aménagement de la région d'Angkor [Authority for the protection of the site and management of the Angkor area]). This excavation season is at the Prasat Krahan (gopura III East of the Prasat Thom) and is centered on the study of the monumental depiction of the dance of Shiva sheltered by this building.
From February 14 to 22, Antony Boussemart is visiting Tokyo to take part in the Second Japan Specialist Workship, Access to the Culture and Society of Contemporary Japan being organized jointly by the National Diet Library and the International House of Japan. This workshop is dedication to the human sciences (history, literature, art, philosophy, and religion).
Journal Issues
Arts Asiatiques 66 (2011), Paris, Ecole française d'extrême-Orient, 272 pp.
Alain Arrault, "Les calendriers chinois: l'image du temps, le temps in les images [Chinese calendars: the image of time, time in images]," in Arts Asiatiques 66 (2011), pp. 11-32.

Michela Bussotti, "Images familières, images familiales: imprimés de la Chine rurale (XVe-XIXe siècle) [Familiar images, family images: prints from rural China (14th to 19th centuries)]," in Arts Asiatiques 66 (2011), pp. 33-44.

Élisabeth Chabanol (Chông A-rûm), "1900 nyôn P'ari manguk paramhoe taehan'gwan-e sogaegoen chônsip'um/Korean Collections Kept Overseas: the case of the Korean Pavilion at the Paris Exposition of 1900," in Taehan cheguk ki Chông-dong-ul chungsim-ûro han. Kukche kyoryu-wa tosi kônch'uk-e taehan haksul yôn'gu, Seoul, The Institute of Seoul Studies/Seoul Museum of History, pp. 193-205, 2011.

François Lachaud, "Les provinces de la nuit: quelques nocturnes de Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) [The regions of the night: nocturnes by Kobayashi Kiyochika]," translation with Christophe Marquet of the article by Takagi Gen, in Arts Asiatiques 66 (2011), pp. 177-196.

Olivier Tessier, "Du geste au dessin - la vie à Hà-Nội au début du XXe siècle saisie par Henri Oger [From the gesture to the plan - life in Hanoi at the beginning of the 20th century as recorded by Henri Oger]," in Arts Asiatiques 66 (2011), pp. 99-116.

Peter Skilling, "Buddhism and the Circulation of Ritual in Early Peninsular Southeast Asia," in Pierre-Yves Manguin, A. Mani, Geoff Wade (eds.), Early Interactions between South and Southeast Asia: Reflections on Cross-Cultural Exchange. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies/New Delhi: Manohar (Nalanda-Sriwijaya Series 2, Gen. Eds. Tansen Sen and Geoff Wade), pp. 371-384.
EFEO Paris Seminar
The EFEO Paris Seminar is meeting on Monday, February 13 (11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). François Joyaux (Société de Numismatique Asiatique [The Society of Asiatic Numismatists]) is talking on the topic: "L'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient et la numismatique (1900 -1956) [The EFEO and numismatics (1900-1956)]" at the Maison de l'Asie (2nd floor meeting room, 22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris).
Of Special Note
Interview with Élisabeth Chabanol in Pressian (the electronic journal of the Center for Research into Politics and Administration, part of Hallym University's doctoral program, Republic of Korea) on the topic "Tan it'ûl mômun Han'guk-e unmyôngch'ôrôm kkûllyôtta: Elisabeth Chabanol, P'ûrangsû kungnip kûktong yôn'guwôn Han'guk punwôn wônjang," collection: "Chônch'i kyôngyông yôn'guso-ûi Chayu in 15."

Interview with Christophe Pottier, as part of Vincent Charpentier's TV program Le salon noir on the France Culture channel, on the topic "Angkor et les recherches françaises [Angkor and French research],"
Life in the Centers
On February 7 Emmanuel Francis (University of Hamburg, member of the ECAF) is arriving at the EFEO's Pondicherry Center to spend a month there. He is working on a critical edition of the Tirumurukkarrupatai in the context of the Cankam project being run by Eva Wilden, and on the manuscript tradition as part of the Special Research Laboratory on Manuscript Cultures project at the University of Hamburg.

From January 23 to March 27 Victor d'Avella (doctoral student at the University of Chicago) is coming to the EFEO's Pondicherry Center to study classical Tamil under Eva Wilden and G. Vijayavenugopal.

From February 14 to March 8 Sylvain Brocquet (University of Provence) is to be in Pondicherry as part of an EFEO-IFP visit to work on the Sanskrit panegyrics of the Chola and to take part in the historical atlas program being run by Professor Subbayaralu (head of the Indology Department at the IFP).

Beginning on Feburary 23 Erin McCann (doctoral student at McGill University) is spending two weeks at the Pondicherry Center where she is to study the tradition of Vishnuite commentaries with Eva Wilden.
From February 7 to 27 Arlo Griffiths is visiting Myanmar. He is taking part in the colloquium Early Myanmar and its Global Connections at Pagan. He and Amandine Lepoutre are making a presentation on the topic "Campā epigraphical data on polities and people of ancient Myanmar (12th - 13th centuries)." He is to visit, with Pamela Gutman and Bob Hudson, various ancient Śrīkṣetra sites at Pyay, in Arakan, to study some unpublished Sanskrit inscriptions.
Kuala Lumpur
From Feburary 2 to 26 Daniel Perret is carrying out the second excavation season at the Kota Cina site near Medan (Northern Sumatra) in cooperation with the Indonesian Archaeological Service.
From February 1 to April 11 the excavation season of the Franco-Khmer Mission on the Management of the Angkor Region (MAFKATA) is taking place. The team, directed by Christophe Pottier, brings together collaborators from the APSARA, the INRAP (National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research), the EFEO, and students from the Phnom Penh Royal Fine Arts University. Excavation of an uninvestigated site in the Roluos region, at Tuol Ta Trao, is getting under way in March.

From February 10 to March 4 Peter Skilling is visiting India for a research trip. He is to visit New Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh.

Peter Skilling is presenting a paper, "The Early Period of Buddhism in South Asia: New cognitive maps," at the International Conference on the Archaeology of Buddhism in Asia, February 17 to 19, to be held in celebration of the sesquicentennial year of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at the National Museum, New Delhi.
Siem Reap
From January 27 to March 13 Armand Desbat is in Siem Reap as part of the CERANGKOR project that he directs. He will also collaborate in the MAFKATA and Yaçodharâçrama projects.
In the series Conférences de Vientiane [Vientiane Lectures], organized by the EFEO and the French Institute in Laos, Christine Hawixbrock is talking on "Nouvelles recherches archéologiques au Sud-Laos: Nong Moung (ville ancienne de Vat Phu) et Nong Hua Thong (Savannakhet) [New archaeological research in Southern Laos: Nong Moung (the ancient city of Wat Phu) and Nong Hua Thong (Savannakhet)]" at the French Cultural Center in Vientiane on January 30 (at 7:00 p.m.). During February she is continuing the CNRS-EFEO excavation season at the Nong Hua Thong site.

Grant Evans, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hong Kong has been named Senior Research Fellow at the EFEO Center in Vientiane.
From February 2 to 4 Luca Gabbiani is participating, at the invitation of the University of Warwick, in the workshop Landscape, City and Space in Modern China, 1500-2000 in Venice. He is presenting his research on real estate in urban settings and on "living in the city" in late imperial China.
The exhibition Hanoi, vues et perspectives de la période 1873 -1945 [Hanoi, views and perspectives from the period 1873-1945], organized by the Centre de conservation du patrimoine de Thang Long-Hanoi (CCPTLH - Comité Populaire de Hanoi) [Center for the preservation of the Thang Long-Hanoi Patrimony] and the EFEO Center in Hanoi under the direction of Philippe Le Failler and Olivier Tessier, has just opened inside the ancient citadel. Tracing the major steps in the transformation and modernization of the city, it forms part of a narrative sequence following onto the permanent exhibition Mille ans d'histoire enfouis [A thousand years of buried history] (ASSV-EFEO) presented by the archeological museum, as well as the exhibition De la transformation au démantèlement de la citadelle d'Hanoi au XIXe siècle: enjeux politiques et aménagement de l'espace urbain [From the transformation to the dismantling of the citadel at Hanoi during the 19th century: political moves and the adaptation of urban space] (CCPTLH-EFEO, Olivier Tessier), both open since October 2010.
olivier.tessier@efeo.net philippe.lefailler@efeo.net
Hong Kong
The master's courses on Pensée taoïste [Daoist thought] given by Lü Pengzhi are to run on Thursdays (7:00-9:00 p.m.), from January 12 to April 19, at the Department of Religious and Cultural Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
The Buddhism seminar at the EFEO Center in Tokyo is taking place on Mondays, February 13 and 20, and covers an introduction to the Buddhist Kanbun: reading the Xianyu-jing/Kengu-kyo, 11 and 12 (6:00-8:00 p.m., lecture hall, Tôyô bunko).
From February 3 to 5, Benoît Jacquet is in Hong Kong to take part in the second IDEAS conference at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

On February 11 Benoît Jacquet is taking part in the daylong study session on the fixing of a "vocabulary for Japanese spatiality" being organized by the Japarchi network at the International Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) in Kyoto.

On Feburary 23 (11 a.m.) the monthly seminar on Buddhism, conducted by Iyanaga Nobumi, is taking place at the Kansai Franco-Japanese Institute.
efeo.kyoto@gmail.com , benoit.jacquet@efeo.net

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