October 2012
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
Colloquia, visits, and meetings
On October 3, Franciscus Verellen, Director, is taking part in a workshop bringing together the directors of all five of the overseas French Schools and taking place at the headquarters of the EFEO in Paris.

From October 9 to 11, Franciscus Verellen is visiting the EFEO center in Hanoi and then, on October 12, the new EFEO branch in Hô-Chi-Minh City. On October 11 he takes part in the opening of the exhibition Vivre et mourir à Hanoi en 1972 [Living and dying in Hanoi in 1972] mounted by Olivier Tessier, head of the EFEO Center in Hanoi, with the help of Huyen Mermet and Dang Duc Tuê, at the request of the French Embassy to Vietnam, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the bombing of the central bureau. During his time in Vietnam Franciscus Verellen is meeting with His Excellency Jean-Noël Poirier, the French ambassador, Jean-Marc Gravellini, director of the Agence française de développement (AFD [French Development Agency]) in Vietnam, Nguyen Xuân Thang, president of the Vietnamese Social Sciences Academy and Professor Huy Lê, president of the Association of Historians of Vietnam and corresponding member of the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-lettres at the Institut de France.
On Thursday, October 4, Fabienne Jagou is presenting a paper entitled "A Manchu Imperial Edict written in Tibetan: Analysis of the ‘Ordinance for the More Efficient Governing of Tibet' (1793)" as part of the daylong workshop Hidden Treasures from the Roof of the World: New Resources for a Social History of Tibetan Societies, organized as part of the ANR-DFG program Histoire sociale des sociétés tibétaines [Social history of Tibetan societies], with the support of the CRCAO, at the Maison de l'Asie (2nd floor lecture hall).

On October 20 and 21 Fabienne Jagou is speaking on the topic "Tibetan Buddhism in the Tainan area: A case study of two Karma bKa' rgyud School monasteries" at the Third International Conference on Tainan studies with the theme Religion in Transformation in the Tainan Area, in Tainan, Taiwan.

Until October 23 Charlotte Schmid is visiting the Tamil-speaking South of India - see below, under the news from the Pondicherry Center.

Since July François Lachaud has been serving as Senior curatorial fellow at the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. François Lachaud is visiting Paris from September 27 to October 10. He is to serve as the moderator of a colloquium on October 3 (at 6 p.m.) at the Japanese Cultural Center (101 bis Quai Branly, 75015 Paris). This colloquium is being organized in connection with the WARAI exhibition L'humour dans l'art japonais de la préhistoire au XIXe siècle [Humor in Japanese art from prehistoric times to the 19th century], an exhibition he helped to organize.

On October 4 (at 2 p.m.), Kuo Liying is taking part in the examination of a Master's 2 thesis in Asian Studies at the École pratique des hautes études presented by Pascale Jacob and dealing with "Une étude du Miroir de l'invocation du Buddha Amitābha [A study of the Amitābha Buddha invocation Mirror]," in the Le France Building (room 117 on the 2nd floor, 190 avenue de France, 75013 Paris).

From October 13 to November 17, Pierre-Yves Manguin is visiting Singapore to work in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at Singapore National University. He is then going on to Jakarta and central Java to work with Véronique Degroot and their Indonesian partners on investigations on the north coast of central Java.

As of August 2012 Frédéric Girard has been named director of the Society for Philosophical Studies at Tōyō University.

On October 15 (at 4 p.m.), Michela Bussotti is giving a lecture entitled "De la Chine à Naples: chinois et édition aux XVIIIe-XIXe siècles [From China to Naples: Chinese and publication during the 18th and 19th centuries]" as part of the seminar L'empire portugais, entre l'Amérique, l'Afrique et l'Asie: Perspectives coloniales et post-coloniales (XVe-XXIe siècle) [The Portuguese Empire in America, Africa, and Asia: colonial and post-colonial perspectives] at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation offices in France (39, Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, Paris, 75007)

Dominic Goodall (Paris) and S.A.S. Sarma (Pondicherry) are both participating in an International Conference on Consecration Rituals in South Asia organised from 19th to 21st October at the Department of Archeology and Religious Studies of The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. Dominc Goodall gives a paper "On Image-installation Rites (linga-pratishtha) in the Early Mantramarga" and S.A.S. Sarma speaks about "The Re-installation of Damaged Idols, with special reference to the ritual literature of Kerala".
Accounting office
From October 3 to 5, in Pau, Emmanuelle Marcoul, director of financial and accounting services, and Laurence Grandjean are taking part in the seminar of the users' group for Adix 5, the new financial and accounting software system.
From October 1 to 19 Mazayannisa Sayuthi, librarian at the EFEO's Jakarta Center, is undergoing training at the Paris library.

From October 28 to November 2 Rachel Guidoni, library director, is visiting the EFEO's Chiang Mai Center.
Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie, number 19 (2010). Volume edited by Alain Arrault. Religions et société locale. Études interdisciplinaires sur la région centrale du Hunan [Religions and local society. Interdisciplinary studies on the central region of Hunan]. 368 pp. Color illustrations. Published by the Kyoto Center with the assistance of the publications service.
Anne Bouchy, «‘Initiatic landscape' and Shugendō mountain-entry », Proceedings n°148, 2011, London, The Japan Society, 2012, p.73-99.

François Lachaud, « La Face cachée : rire et transgression dans les arts du Japon », in the catalog of the WARAI exhibition L'humour dans l'art japonais de la préhistoire au XIXe siècle [Humor in Japanese art from prehistoric times to the 19th century] as well as translation of the work, 2012.

Benoît Jacquet, (review article) « The State of Architectural Phenomenology. Jorge Otero-Pailos, Architecture's Historical Turn: Phenomenology and the Rise of the Postmodern », Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology, vol. 23, no. 3, Fall 2012, p. 7-10.
(Social anthropology Center, Maison de la Recherche, University of Toulouse - Le Mirail,
31000 Toulouse, and EHESS)
- "L'ethnologie du Japon : introduction méthodologique et thématique [Japanese ethnology: methodological and thematic introduction]," open to M1: Anthropologie du Japon (UE 143 - SOA0143X)
2012/2013 topic: "Comment la société, les communautés locales et les individus gèrent-ils l'ordinaire et l'aléatoire? [How do society, local communities, and individuals run every day, random life?]"
Thursdays, beginning September 27, at the Centre d'anthropologie sociale.

- "Les dynamiques du fait religieux au Japon - le shugendō [Dynamics of Japanese religious practice - shugendō]", open to M2 and doctoral candidates: Anthropologie de l'Asie (UE 354 - SOA0354X)
2012/2013 topic: "Corps, intériorité et paysage dans les rites initiatiques du shugendō [The body, interior life, and landscape in shugendō initiatory rites"
Thursdays, beginning October 4, at the Centre d'anthropologie sociale.

- Séminaire "Faire du terrain en Asie et ailleurs" (as part of UE 242 - SOA0242X: written and oral communication), open to M1, M2, doctoral candidates, post-docs, and researchers
Fridays, 4:40-6:30 p.m. at the Centre d'anthropologie sociale, dates to fixed later

- Monthly seminar at the EHESS on "Les modes d'action du religieux [Behavior of religious figures]"
Jean-Pierre Albert (Director of studies, EHESS) and Anne Bouchy (Director of studies at the EFEO)
2012/2013 topic: Les modes d'accession à une fonction de spécialiste religieux [The various ways one achieves the status of a specialist in religion practice]
Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, meeting room of the Centre d'anthropologie MDR (dates to be set later)

- Monthly seminar at the EHESS on "Environnement, société et ruptures - Expérience, savoir-faire, perception et réflexivité [Environment, society, and breakdowns - Experience, know-how, perception, and reaction]"
Anne Bouchy (Director of studies at the EFEO O) and Nicolas Ellison (lecturer at the EHESS)
Thursdays, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Maison de la recherche (dates to be set later)
For more details on the dates and hours of courses and seminars, see the site:

Fabienne Jagou
- "Politique et religion au Tibet [Politics and religion in Tibet]" (open to M1 and M2) as part of the training program on contemporary east Asia organized by the East Asian Institute in Lyons with the cooperation of the École normale supérieure (ENS) of Lyons and the Institut d'études politiques of Lyons.

- "Histoire de la Chine [History of China]" (open to Licence 2). University of Savoie, 27 rue Marcoz, Chambéry.
EFEO Paris Seminar
On Monday, October 29 (11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), Dr. Song Kue-jin (Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University Seoul) is talking on the topic "Cooperative relationships between Japan and the Western powers surrounding the colonial Korea problem: Focusing on the processes of abolishing foreign settlements in Korea." Maison de l'Asie (2nd floor meeting room, 22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris).
Of Special Note
The French branch of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the EFEO, the École pratique des hautes etudes, and the École des hautes études en sciences sociales are organizing the seminar L'empire portugais, entre l'Amérique, l'Afrique et l'Asie: Perspectives coloniales et post-coloniales (XVe-XXIe siècle) [The Portuguese Empire in America, Africa, and Asia: colonial and post-colonial perspectives] at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation offices in France (39, Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, Paris, 75007). On Monday, October 15, Michela Bussotti will address the group (see above).
Life in the Centers
Charlotte Schmid (EFEO Paris) is staying for a month at the EFEO Pondicherry Center to continue her research on Chola temples.

Marco Franceschini (University of Bologna) is at the Pondicherry Center for three months (September 25 to December 24) to continue his research on the forms of Grantha script used in South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts.

Andrey Klebanov (University of Hamburg, a member of ECAF) has received a scholarship from the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures to spend eight months at the Pondicherry EFEO Center. There he will continue his study of "The commentaries on kāvya: texts composed while copying - a critical study of the manuscripts of selected commentaries on the Kirātārjunīya, an epic poem in Sanskrit," under the direction of S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma.

Ariane de Sacxé (doctorante de l'université Paris IV-Sorbonne holding a scholarship from the EFEO) is returning to the Pondicherry Center on October 25 to spend two months proceeding further in her research on maritime trade and cultural exchanges between the Greco-Roman world and South Asia (5th century BCE-5th century CE).

As part of the ANR program Panini et les Paninéens aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles [Panini and his followers in the 16th and 17th centuries], a workshop is held in Pondicherry from October 22 to 27 at the EFEO and the French Institute of Pondicherry on the topic "Pre-Prakriya-grantha Prakriya: le système de dérivation des mots avant les Prakriya-grantha. [Pre-Prakriya-grantha Prakriya: the system of word derivation before the Prakriya-grantha works]."
From October 9 to 18, Christophe Pottier, with Élisabeth Chabanol, is visiting the People's Democratic Republic of Korea. (See below, Seoul Center).
Chiang Mai
On October 18, at the French Embassy in Yangon (Myanmar), Jacques Leider is giving a lecture on "The Muslims in Rakhine and the political projects of the Rohingyas - Historical background of an unresolved communal conflict in contemporary Myanmar."
Phnom Penh
At the beginning of October, significant inscribed steles including the stele from the Eastern Mebon (inscription K.528) and the Phimenakas stele (inscription K.485), as well as two guardian statues from the Banteay Srei temple, are being transferred from the Angkor Conservation storage site to the workshop of the Cambodian National Museum (EFEO) in Phnom Penh for restoration work. This work is being subsidized by the EFEO (from the financing provided by the 2100 Grand Prize for Archaeology awarded by the Simone and Cino Del Duco Foundation to the EFEO Center in Siem Reap).
On Thursday, October 25, Luca Gabbiani is giving a lecture at the Institut d'Asie orientale in Lyons on the topic "Quelques considérations liminaires à propos du bâti et du foncier en milieu urbain comme objet d'étude historique dans la Chine de la dynastie des Qing (1644-1911) [Preliminary considerations of construction and land-holding in urban settings as an object of historical study in Qing dynasty China (1644-1911)]."
Hong Kong
On October 4, as part of the series of lectures Workshop on Daoist Studies, organized by the Center for Taoist cultural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Lü Pengzhi, director of the EFEO's Hong Kong Center, is giving a lecture on the topic "Origine et développement du rituel d'offrande dans le taoïsme [Origin and development of the offering ritual in Daoism]."
From October 5 to 10 Jacques Gaucher is in Taipei in connection with the exhibition Vestiges archéologiques d'Angkor: travaux de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient [Archaeological remains of Angkor: the work of the EFEO] which is running from September 8 to October 14 in Chia-yi and from November 17 to December 29 in Taipei. The exhibition is jointly organized by the southern branch of the National Palace Museum and the EFEO. He is giving two lectures, one at Chia-yi on the topic "Angkor. Idées de villes et développement urbain [Angkor. Ideas on towns and urban development]" (October 6), and the second on "Angkor Thom, ‘la Grande Ville': archéologie et analyse d'un espace urbain [Angkor Thom, ‘the Great City': archaeology and analysis of an urban space]," (October 9) at Taipei National University of Technology.

From October 11 to 14 Paola Calanca is in Hangzhou, for the 3rd colloquium on the culture of Kuahuqiao (Xiaoshan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang). She is talking on the topic "L'apport de l'archéologie fluviale et maritime à l'histoire navale chinoise [The contribution of river and marine archaeology to Chinese naval history]."
As part of the Archaeological Mission to Kaesông, Élisabeth Chabanol and Christophe Pottier are visiting the People's Democratic Republic of Korea from October 9 to 18 in order to launch the excavation on the southern foundation of the Namdae gate.
The Buddhism Seminar at the EFEO Center in Tokyo is taking place on Mondays, 8 and 22 October, and covers an introduction to the Buddhist Kanbun: reading the Xiangyu-jing/Kengu-kyo, 25 and 26 (6:00-8:00 p.m., lecture hall, Tôyô bunko).
On October 18 (at 6 p.m.), Donatella Failla (Director of the Edoardo Chiossone Museum of Japanese Art at Gènes is giving a talk as part of the Kyoto Lectures (co-organized by the EFEO and the ISEAS) on the topic "A Western Daitokuten in Meiji Japan: Edoardo Chiossone, his ‘Daitoku banknotes' and his humorous portrait by Watanabe Kyôsai," at the Institute for Research in the Humane Sciences at Kyoto University.

On October 25 (at 11 a.m.), the seminar on Buddhism organized by Iyanaga Nobumi will take place at the Kansai Franco-Japanese Institute.
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