May 2012
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
Colloquia, visits, and meetings
On May 23, Franciscus Verellen, Director, is taking part in the meeting of the directors of the Écoles françaises à l'étranger (EFE [French Schools Abroad]), at the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-lettres, and on May 25 at the Pres Hesam administrative board.
Leslie Orr (Concordia University, Montréal) is invited by Charlotte Schmid (EFEO-EPHE) and Gerdi Gerschheimer (EPHE) for a series of lectures on the topic Historiography of Archaeology /Archaeology of Historiography: Reading and Writing the Temple Inscriptions of Medieval Tamilnadu
- May 7: "Imagining inscriptions: Epigraphy and the construction of Indian history" (2nd floor meeting room, Maison de l'Asie; 10:00 a.m.-noon)
- May 14: "Ordering, recording, transmitting: Documentation and history in medieval Tamilnadu history" (2nd floor meeting room, Maison de l'Asie; 10:00 a.m.-noon)
- May 21: "Building temples and building histories: Raising, razing, and re-using stone walls history" (ground floor meeting room, Maison de l'Asie; 2:00-4:00 p.m.)
- May 29: "Constructing histories: Dynastic representations in royal eulogies" (at Le France, 190-198, avenue de France, 75013 Paris, room 638), lecture also being given as part of the workshop day Défilé royal (voir ci-dessous).

Défilé royal [Royal Procession], a joint EPHE-CEIAS-EFEO workshop is organized by Charlotte Schmid, on Tuesday, May 29, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, at Le France (190-198, avenue de France, 75013 Paris, room 638). The participants are Leslie C. Orr (Concordia University, Montreal), Crispin Branfoot (SOAS), Sylvain Brocquet (University of Aix-en-Provence), Nicolas Cane (EPHE), Emmanuel Francis (Hamburg University), Dominic Goodall (EFEO), Denis Matringe (CEIAS), and Charlotte Schmid (EFEO-EPHE).

On May 29 and 30 at the Collège de France, as part of the colloquium Les matériaux de l'historien de l'Orient [Materials for the historian of East Asia] (Société Asiatique, Collège de France, CNRS UMR7192), Michela Bussotti gives a presentation entitled "Les généalogies familiales chinoises comme sources de l'histoire locale [Chinese family genealogies as a source for local history]," and Alain Arrault a presentation on "Matériaux inédits pour un phénomène peu documenté: les certificats de consécration de la statuaire domestique en Chine (XVIe - XXe siècle) [Unpublished materials on a poorly documented phenomenon: consecration certificates for household statuary in China (16th to 20th centuries)]." ,

On May 22 and 23 Kuo Liying is participating in two day-long workshops on La tombe de l'Empereur Qianlong. L'empereur et le bouddhisme tibétain [The tomb of the Qianlong Emperor. The emperor and Tibetan Buddhism], organized at the Collège de France (3 rue d'Ulm, Paris) by Françoise Wang-Toutain (CNRS UMR 8155 - CRCAO Paris and UMR 3495 MAP Marseilles). Her talk deals with "The funerary use of the sacred formula of the Victory of the Buddha's head summit (Buddhoṣṇīṣa vijayā dhāraṇī) in Mediaeval China ».

Frédéric Girard is taking part in several seminars: that of Professor Tanaka Himori (Shiryō hensanjo, Tōkyō) on Muso Kokushi's dream dialogues on 12 May, as well as those of Professors Tsuchida Kenjirō (Waseda), Takemoto Mikio (Waseda), Shinkawa Tetsuo (Gakushūin), Shinkawa Tokio (Waseda), Funayama Tōru and Mugitani Kunio (Kyōto University), Aramaki Toshinori (Kyōto University and Ryūkoku), and Yoshizawa ( Hanazono University).
Chabanol, Élisabeth, « Ceramics from the Korean Pavilion of the 1900 Paris Exposition », Korean Heritage, spring 2012, 5(1), p. 30-33.

Lachaud François, « L'excentrique et les couleurs du vivant »,
EFEO Paris Seminar
Exceptionally there are two EFEO seminars taking place in Paris this month:

On Monday, May 21 (11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), Kenneth Dean (McGill University, Canada) is showing his film "Bored in Heaven" on the New Year's ritual celebrations in Putian (Zhejiang), revealing the growing importance of local traditions in the villages of Southeast China.

On Tuesday, May 29 (noon.-1:30 p.m.), Jacques Leider is talking on the topic "De l'image à la réalité, des guerres à la diplomatie. Un bilan de recherches sur la biographie du roi Alaugmintaya [From image to reality, from wars to diplomacy. A summary of research on the biography of King Alaugmintaya]."

Both seminars will take place at the Maison de l'Asie (salon on the first floor, 22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris).
Of Special Note
Angkor et l'eau: histoire et devenir [Angkor and water: history and the future], colloquium organized by the Association des Amis d'Angkor [Friends of Angkor] in cooperation with the Bièvre valley inter-community sanitation syndicate and the APSARA national authority, on May 4 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), in the SETEC auditorium (Central Seine building, 46 quai de la Rapée, 75012 Paris).

UMR Iranian and Indian Worlds Seminar 7528 Archéologie de l'est de l'Océan Indien: échanges préhistoriques et du début de la période historique depuis les confins iraniens jusqu'à la Mer de Chine Méridionale [Archaeology of the eastern Indian Ocean: trade from the prehistoric and the beginning of the historical period from Iranian controlled areas to the South China Sea], organized by Bérénice Bellina (CNRS - UMR "Mondes iranien et indien [Iranian and Indian Worlds]"): on May 29, Nicholas Boivin (School of Archaeology, Oxford) will speak about "Multidisciplinary perspectives on early maritime connections between Southeast Asia and Africa," Maison de l'Asie, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Life in the Centers
May 11 to 17, Arlo Griffiths is visiting Manilla (Philippines) and Brunei to complete the documentation for the inventory program of "classical" inscriptions in maritime Southeast Asia, being carried out under the direction of Daniel Perret of the EFEO Center in Jakarta.
Chiang Mai
On May 30 and 31 Jacques Leider and Thibaut d'Hubert are talking on "Early Orientalism and Arakanese archives: the Persian Buddhist texts of the Staatsbibliothek, Berlin" at the first colloquium on Perso- Indica, traduction et écriture des savoirs indiens en persan [Perso-Indica - translation and writings on Indian wisdom in Persian] at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University - Paris.
As part of the lecture series Histoire, archéologie et société [History Archaeology, and Society], (Franco-Chinese academic lectures) organized by the EFEO's Peking Center, Pierre-Étienne Will (Professor at the Collège de France) is giving a lecture entitled "Règlement des conflits et éducation du peuple dans la Chine des Qing: quelques exemples tirés de recueils de jugement au XIXe siècle [Conflict resolution and popular education in Qing China: some examples drawn from 19th-century judicial records]" on Tuesday, May 22 at 9:30 a.m. at the Modern History Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

On May 30 and 31, as part of the ANR program Régir l'espace chinois [Governing Chinese territory] the EFEO's Peking Center is organizing in Shanghai, in collaboration with the Law School of Fudan University (Shanghai) and the Institut d'Asie orientale (Lyon), a colloquium on Procedure Law, Evidence and the Practice of Torture in Europe, the Islamic World and Traditional China: A Comparative Perspective.
Hong Kong
Claire Vidal (doctoral student at the University of Paris-Nanterre holding an EFEO fieldwork appointment) is studying at Chinese University of Hong Kong for three weeks, beginning in mid-May, and then going on to three months of fieldwork on the revival of Buddhism, working on a study of the Buddhist pilgrimage at Putuoshan in the Shanghai region.
From May 9 to 12 Paola Calanca is in La Rochelle for the international colloquium La Piraterie au fil de l'Histoire. Un défi pour l'État [Piracy throughout history: a challenge to the state], organized jointly by the Military School's Institute for Strategic Research and the University of La Rochelle. She is presenting a talk entitled "Wokou ou haikou, une distinction socio-politique, socio-économique? [Wokou or haikou - a socio-politicala or socio-economic distinction?]."
The Buddhism seminar at the EFEO Center in Tokyo is taking place on May 14 and 28, and will cover an introduction to the Buddhist Kanbun: reading the Xianyu-jing/Kengu-kyo, 17 and 18 (6:00-8:00 p.m., lecture hall, Tôyô bunko).
From May 10 to 13 Benoît Jacquet participates in a colloquium organized by the Japarchi network (Ministry of Culture, CNRS) at the Kansai Franco-Japanese Institute (May 10) and the International Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken, May 10 to 13) on the Vocabulaire de la spatialité japonaise [Vocabulary of Japanese spatiality]. On May 11 (beginning at 10 a.m.), he speaks on the topic "Chemins, voies et places: diverses approches de l'espace architectural et urbain au Japon [Roads, pathways, and squares: various approaches to architectural and urban space in Japan]," at the Nichibunken (Kyoto, Katsura).

On May 24 (11 a.m.) the monthly seminar on Buddhism, conducted by Iyanaga Nobumi, is held at the Kansai Franco-Japanese Institute.
The Seoul Center is taking part in the research and organisation of the exhibition Jeong-dong 1900, dedicated to the district of foreign legations in Seoul. This is to be inaugurated at the Historical Museum of the city of Seoul on October 12 and includes the work done by Élisabeth Chabanol as part of the project Souvenirs de Séoul 1886-1905 [Memories of Seoul 1886-1905].

In order to undertake the second season of archaeological work to trace the remnants of the fortresses at the capital of the Koryô kingdom, Élisabeth Chabanol will be in North Korea (P'yôngyang, Kaesông) from May 22 to 31 as part of the Kaesông Archaeological Mission.
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