January 2013
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
The EFEO sends all its best wishes for the New Year
Forbidden City in Peking (People's Republic of China), photograph taken by Patrice Fava.
Colloquia, visits, and meetings
From January 7 to 11, Franciscus Verellen, director, is traveling in India. He is scheduled to visit New Delhi, the EFEO Center in Pondicherry, and Calcutta.

On January 21 Franciscus Verellen is taking part in a working meeting bringing together at the Institut de France the directors and chairs of the Governing Boards of the five Écoles françaises à l'étranger [French Schools Abroad] and Laurent Régnier, representing the Director General for Higher Education and Professional Integration at the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
On January 16, at 3:00 p.m., François Lachaud is giving a lecture at the Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., on the topic "Japan the Beautiful: Kaburaki Kiyokata (1878 -1972) and Ghosts of Modernity."

From January 4 to 13 Dominic Goodall is taking part in the Eighth International Retreat on Intensive Sanskrit to take place in Siem Reap (see below, under Seam Reap).

From January 7 to 10 Eric Bourdonneau is taking part in the multidisciplinary master's and doctoral seminar on Les sciences sociales et l'Asie du sud-est [Social sciences and Southeast Asia], at the Inalco (2, rue de Lille, 75007 Paris). His topic is archaeology and ancient history.

On Saturday, January 19 (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), Alain Arrault is defending his habilitation to supervise research on the topic: "Pratiques discursives, sociales et religieuses en Chine [Discursive, social, and religious practices in China," at the University of Paris Diderot, room 479C of the Grands Moulins building (staircase C), 16 rue Marguerite Duras, 75013.alain.arrault@efeo.net
Christine Hawixbrock, has been named to a three-year appointment, beginning January 1, as a fellow-in-residence at the EFEO Center in Vientiane.

Jacques Leider has been granted a three year leave of absence beginning January 1.

Elisabeth Lacroix has been named project manager of the European FP7 program Integration in Southeast Asia: Trajectories of Inclusion, Dynamics of Exclusion (SEATIDE) coordinated by the EFEO. seatide.manager@efeo.net
Periodical Publications
Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie 20 (2011), Stephen F. Teiser and Franciscus Verellen (eds.), Buddhism, Daoism, and Chinese Religion, approx. 300 pages.

Louis Renou et Jean Filliozat (eds.), L'Inde classique, volume 2, approx. 700 pages (reprint of the original 1953 edition).
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Pierre Pichard (EFEO), « Architectural study », in Kunzang Choden et Dolma C. Roder (eds): Ogyen Choling - A Manor in Central Bhutan, Thimphu, Riyang Books 2012.
The book was launched on November 30, 2112, by Her Royal Highness Princess Ashi Kesang Wangmo Wangchuck.

Frédéric Girard (présentation, traduction, notes et commentaires de), Émile Guimet, Dialogues avec les religieux japonais, in the series Fleuve jaune, directed by Francis Macouin, Éditions Findakly, Musée Guimet, December 2012, 176 pp.

Michel Lorrillard collector and presenter of texts), Autour de Vat Phu: de l'exploration à la recherche (1866-1957) [Around Wat Phu: from exploration to research (186601957)], EFEO/DPV, Vientiane, 2012, 191 pp.

Arlo Griffiths, Amandine Lepoutre, William A. Southworth, & Thành Phần, Văn khắc Chămpa tại Bảo tàng Điêu khắc Chăm - Đà Nẵng. The Inscriptions of Campā at the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Đà Nẵng. Hanoi, École française d'Extrême-Orient, Ho Chi Minh City, Center for Vietnamese and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City and VNUHCM Publishing House, 288 pp.

Franciscus Verellen, « Shi shiji de Shu guo : Zhongguo shijue yishu shi diyu pian zhi yi » [A local page in the history of visual art in China: transmission and innovation in the Shu Kingdom of the 10th century] World Sinology / Shijie hanxue 10, 2012, p. 178-92.
EFEO Paris Seminar
The next EFEO Paris seminar takes place on Monday, January 28 (11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). Dominic Goodall (EFEO) is presenting a lecture on the topic "Le corps ‘yogique' dans les sources tantriques [The ‘yogi' body in tantric sources]" at the Maison de l'Asie (2nd floor conference room, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris).
Of Special Note
Professor Jao Tsung-I was elected to the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres [Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres] at its meeting on Friday, December 7. This election marks the recognition by the Academy of Professor Jao's lifetime achievements in all branches of sinology and his contributions to the development Chinese studies in France. Professor Jao is especially noted for being, first with Paul Demiéville and then Jacques Gernet, at the origin of the study of Dunhuang manuscripts and paintings in France. A former member of the EFEO, he has been a faithful friend to successive directors of the EFEO, beginning with Jean Filliozat and Léon Vandermeersch, and he has lent his support to the establishment of the EFEO in Hong Kong and in the Chinese world.
Life in the Centers
From January 31 to February 28, Marzenna Czerniakdrozdzowicz (Jagellonnian University at Krakow and member of the ECAF-European Consortium for Asian Field Study) is at the Pondicherry Center to continue her research on the role of tradition in contemporary pancaratra practices of the Vaishnavas of south India.
On January 10, at 10:00 a.m., Daniel Perret is giving a talk on "La vaisselle de verre en Asie du Sud-Est (fin du premier millénaire-XVe siècle) [Glassware in Southeast Asia (end of the first millennium to the 15th centuries]" at the Maison de l'Asie) as part of the CASE/EHESS seminar.
On January 13 (at 9:00 a.m.), Peter Skilling is talking on "The Wat Maheyong Inscription: What can it tell us?" at the international Conference on The Origin of Buddhism in Southeast Asia: Dhamma and Archaeology organized by the University of Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat from January 11 to 14 in Nakhon Si Thammarat (Thailandi).

On January 21 (7:00 to 8:00 p.m.), Peter Skilling is giving a lecture on the topic "Aesthetics of Devotion: The Buddha in Thai art" to mark the exhibition Enlightened Ways: The Many Streams of Buddhist Art in Thailand at the Singapore Museum of Asiatic Civilizations.

From January 20 to 27 Christophe Pottier is in Siem Reap to make arrangements for the 2013 working season of the Franco-Khmer Archaeological Mission for the Management of the Angkor Area (MAFKATA) and to continue its collaboration with the Greater Angkor Project.
Phnom Penh
On Thursday, January 17, Dominic Goodall and Csaba Dezső (of the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest) are giving a lecture, at the Royal Fine Arts University in Phnom Penh, on the important Sanskrit inscription (K. 528) from the temple of the East Mebon. Bertrand Porte will also be unveiling there the restoration of this imposing stele, just now completed by the National Museum's sculpture restoration workshop (EFEO).
Siem Reap
From January 4 to 13, the Huitième retraite internationale de sanskrit intensif [Eighth International Retreat on Intensive Sanskrit] is being organized by the Siem Reap Center; 25 participants, researchers and students, are reading Cambodian inscriptions in Sanskrit, especially those that have not been published or exist only in editions in need of revision.
From January 15 to March 31 Christine Hawixbrock is continuing her participation in the CNRS-EFEO excavation program on sites at the ancient city of Wat Phu (Champassak province) and at Nong Hua Thong (Savannakhet province).
On January 7 and 8, the First Workshop on GIS Cartography of the program Régir l'espace chinois (Jérôme Bourgon, IAO Lyon, and Luca Gabbiani, EFEO Beijing with support from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche) is taking place at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, in collaboration with the team China Historical GIS directed by Professor Fan I-chun (Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica). The participants are Jérôme Bourgon (CNRS, IAO), Julie Erismann (IAO), Luca Gabbiani (EFEO), Cécile Lochet (EFEO), and Tam Ka-chai (Baptist University Hong Kong).
The Buddhist Studies Seminar of the EFEO Center in Tokyo is taking place on January 7 and 21, with an introduction to the Buddhist Kanbun: mythological studies on juan/kan 11 of the Xianyujing/Gengu-kyō, 3 and 4 (6-8 pm, Conference Room of the Tôyô Bunko).
On Wednesday, January 23 (at 6:00 p.m.), Anna Andreeva (University of Heidelberg) is giving a lecture in the series Kyoto Lectures on the topic "Assembling Shinto: Buddhist approaches to kami worship in Medieval Japan." This lecture, co-organized by the EFEO and ISEAS Centers, is taking place at the Kyoto University's Institute for Research in the Humane Sciences.On Thursday,

January 31 (at 11:00 p.m.), the seminar on Buddhism organized by Iyanaga Nobumi will take place at the Japan-Kansai French Institute.
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