February 2013
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
                                              Chiang Mai EFEO Centre

The kick-off meeting of the EU project SEATIDE, coordinated by the EFEO and funded under the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme (SEATIDE - Integration in Southeast Asia: Trajectories of Inclusion, Dynamics of Exclusion) will be held at the Chiang Mai EFEO Centre and at Chiang Mai University (CMU) on 1-2 February 2013. The meeting will bring together the European and Southeast Asian project partners with a view to finalize the calendar of research activities to be carried out during the three years of the project, and to organize the modalities of result dissemination.
An official SEATIDE launch ceremony will take place on the morning of Friday 1st February, to present the project's research objectives and introduce the project partners to EU and ASEAN diplomats and local journalists invited for this occasion.
Yves Goudineau
In Memoriam
It is with deep sorrow that we have learned of the death, at the age of 91, of our colleague Philip N. Jenner, professor emeritus of the University of Hawaii. After learning Japanese during World War II, he first worked with the team headed by General Douglas MacArthur. Once he had completed his doctorate in linguistics at the University of Hawaii, in 1963, he dedicated most of his scholarly career to the study of the Môn-Khmer languages, and especially Ancient Khmer. A tireless researcher, he continued working throughout his retirement. Especially notable are the publications he produced in 2011: three dictionaries and a grammar of Ancient Khmer, all of which bore witness to his wide knowledge.

In addition to his erudition, those who had the opportunity to meet Philip will always remember his humane qualities: his kindness, his availability, and the generosity with which he gave advice and encouragement to all those who sought it.
Dominique Soutif
Colloquia, visits and meetings
From January 31 to February 2, Franciscus Verellen, Director, is visiting Chiang Mai. He is signing a cooperative agreement with Chiang Mai University (CMU) on January 31 and taking part in the launch of the SEATIDE project (see Editorial).

On Feburary 3 and 4, Franciscus Verellen is part of the official delegation led by Jean-Marc Ayrault, the French Prime Minister, at the funeral ceremonies in Phnom Penh for His Majesty the King Father Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
From February 9 to March 3 Eric Bourdonneau is in Cambodia as part of the archaeological mission to Koh Ker. In collaboration with APSARA, the IWR (Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, Heidelberg University), the restoration workshop at the Cambodian National Museum, and Olivier Cunin (architect and specialist in the archaeology of building construction), he will be taking up again the operations that began in 2011 and 2012: the transfer to Siem Reap of the last sculptured fragments of the monumental dance of Shiva; the 3D scanning of the fragments of the statues kept at the Preah Norodom Sihanouk Museum; and the study and 3D reconstruction of the architectural context of the statues.

On Feburary 14 and 15 Michela Bussotti is taking part in a British Academy colloquium on The production and Circulation of Printed Books in the Occident and Orient, from the Accession of the Tang Dynasty (c. 618) to the First Industrial Revolution, in London. She is talking, with Han Qui (IHNS, CAS), on the topic: "Typography for a modern world? The ways of Chinese movable types."

Kuo Li Ying's seminar at the École pratique des hautes études on "La chronique des maîtres de la lignée du Buddha Vairocana, composée à Dunhuang (fin IXe - début Xe siècle) [The chronicle of the masters in the lineage of the Buddha Vairocana, composed in Dunhuang (late 9th to early 10th century)]" is taking place on February 15 at the French National Library (manuscript room). Nathalie Monnet (chief conservator, responsible for the Dunhuang manuscripts and Chinese holdings at the BNF) is giving an introduction to the holdings, including the Pelliot collection, and Kuo Li Yin will show and comment on the manuscripts that are the subject of her seminar.

From February 16 to 22 Pierre-Yves Manguin is visiting Canada, McGill University in Montreal, at the invitation of the Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC). There he is to take part in a workshop on Maritime Perspectives in Eurasian and Indian Ocean World History: towards a Global History, where he is giving the keynote speech entitled "Austronesian shipping in the Indian Ocean: from outrigger boats to trading ships." He is also giving a lecture at the IOWC and is taking part in the establishment of a program on ancient migrations across the Indian Ocean.
Valérie Gillet, « Pallavas and Buddhism: interactions and influences », in Sivasri. Perspectives in Indian Archaeology, Art and Culture (Birth Centenary Volume of Padma Bhushan Dr. C. Sivaramamurti and Padma Bhushan Shri K.R. Srinivasan), edited by D. Dayalan, Agam Prakashan, New Delhi, 2013, pp. 105-136.

Sathyanarayanan et S. A. S. Sarma, Dhyānaratnāvalī of Trilocanaśivācārya, critically edited with introduction, Srimath Srikanta Sivacharya Research Institute, Karaikkal, xxxvii, 2012, p. 102.

Dominic Goodall, « The Throne of Worship: An ‘Archaeological Tell’ of Religious Rivalries » in Studies in History 27(2), 2011 [appeared 2013], pp. 221-250.

Peter Skilling : « The Aesthetics of Devotion: Buddhist Arts of Thailand » In Heidi Tan (ed.), Enlightened Ways: The Many Streams of Buddhist Art in Thailand. Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore, 18-31. (Published for the exhibition, Enlightened Ways: The Many Streams of Buddhist Art in Thailand presented at the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore, 30 November 2012 to 17 April 2013).
Photo Library
During the first week of February, Isabelle Poujol is to be in Pondicherry to work with Valérie Gillet on the transferral of the Sita photographic database from the Actimuséo system to Webmuséo.
EFEO Paris Seminar
The EFEO Paris Seminar is to be held on Monday, February 18 (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). Carine Peltier (in charge of the images library in the National Heritage and Collections department of the Quai Branly Museum) is presenting a description of the images library, and especially the sections bearing on Asia. Maison de l'Asie (second floor meeting room, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris).
Prizes and Honors
The book by Peter Skilling, Jason A. Carbine, Claudio Cicuzza, and Santi Pakdeekham, How Theravada is Theravada? Exploring Buddhist Identities has been chosen by the journal Buddhadharma as one of the best books on Buddhism published in 2012.
Of Special Note
The Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres, one of the five Academies that make up the Institut de France, has just welcomed under its roof a sponsored foundation dedicated to the memory of the publisher and historian of religions Pierre-Antoine Bernheim, specialist in Judaism and early Christianity. This foundation will award each year a Prix d'histoire des religions [Prize in the history of religions] of the sum of €10,000, granted for a work either written in French or translated into French that concerns this discipline.
Life in the Centers
From February 8 to 12, Mayumi Iizuka, doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology at Kyoto University, Japan, will visit the Center to consult the library and continue working on her thesis about Tamil Hinduism and priestly culture.

From February 10 to March 30, Jessica Degain, trainee curator at the Institut national du patrimoine [National Heritage Institute], will be affiliated as a student-intern in the EFEO's Pondicherry Centre.

From February 5 to 19 Dr. Anna A. Ślączka, Curator of South Asian Art at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, will be in Pondicherry to continue her study on the dating and conservation of Chola bronzes.

Sylvain Brocquet, Université de Provence, will visit the Pondicherry Centre from 20 to 26 February.
From February 1 to 22 Peter Skilling is visiting India (New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar) and Nepal (Lumbini, Kathmandu) to continue his research on ancient Indian Buddhism.At Lumbini,

Peter Skilling is giving a lecture on the topic "Every rise has its fall: Thoughts on the history of Buddhism in Central India" at the international conference on Buddhism and Jainism organized jointly by the Lumbini Institute for Research (LIRI Nepal) and Marburg University (Germany).

On February 1, Pierre Pichard and Christophe Pottier are giving a presentation on "Archéologie et conservation patrimoniale: contributions françaises au Siam et en Indochine [Archaeology and Heritage conservation: French contributions to Siam and Indochina]" as part of an MA seminar on the history of Franco-Thai relations directed by N. Revire at Thammasat University in Bangkok.

Christophe Pottier is spending the entire month of February at Angkor to direct the 2013 excavations being carried out by the Franco-Khmer Mission on the Management of the Angkor Territory (MAFKATA) as they continue their study of sites from the Ak Yum period.
Phnom Penh
From February 1 to 4 the funeral ceremonies for His Majesty the King Father Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia will take place north of the Royal Palace, across from the National Museum.

The EFEO Center in Phnom Penh is working with the National Museum to present documents concerning royal funeral ceremonies in Cambodia. Old photographs from the Museum's collection are being shown, supplemented by some photographs from the EFEO's Henri Marchal collection. In addition, a copy of an illustrated and annotated document from 1903 giving the rules for the progress of a royal funerary procession has been sent to us by the Alençon City Library (from the Adhémard Leclère collection). A Gaumont-Pathé newsreel showing the 1928 funeral of King Sisowath is also being presented,
Siem Reap
The third season of excavations in the Yaçodharâçrama research program (directors D. Soutif and J. Estève) is running from February 5 to March 15. This year investigations are concentrating on Prasat Komnap South, the Vaishnava âçrama at Angkor, and on Prasat Ong Mong, the Buddhist âçrama.
Chiang Mai
Yves Goudineau is taking part in the jury for the defense of the PhD dissertation of Todd Saurant (ethnomusicological research in Ratanakiri province, Cambodia) on February 27 at Chiang Mai University.
The joint inauguration of the premises to house the Hanoi Center's delegation in South Vietnam and the AFD's representation in Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville is taking place on February 25 and 26.

On February 25, a reception is being organized in the premises of the villa at 13 Hai Ba Trung, in the presence of the French Ambassador to Vietnam, the political officials of the People's Committee in Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville, the AFD's director in Vietnam, and the EFEO's Director of Studies. On this occasion an exhibition made up of some thirty panels shows the activities of both the EFEO (Textes et Terrain. Remise en perspective de 20 ans d'activités de l'EFEO au Vietnam [Texts and Terrain. An Overview of 20 years of EFEO Activities in Vietnam]) and the AFD (AFD: Objectif développement [AFD: Development Objectives]). This exhibition will highlight the cooperative efforts, both scholarly and operational, that unite these two institutions.

On February 26 a second exhibition, entitled Imagerie populaire du Vietnam-triptyque [Popular imagery of Vietnam-triptych], is opening at the media library of the Idécaf (Institut d'échanges culturels avec la France [Institute for Cultural Exchanges with France]). In some fifteen panels, this exhibition presents selected extracts from, on the one hand, the two great collections put together during the first half of the 20th century in the northern part of the country (the Henri Oger collection and the Maurice Durand collection), and, on the other, an original illustrated manuscript of the Luc Vân Tiên, the epic poem of the South, preserved at the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres. This manuscript is in the process of being digitized and published by the delegation from the South of Vietnam. The exhibition opening offers the opportunity for an accompanying conference dedicated to popular imagery in Viêt Nam, with addresses by four contributors: Professor Phan Huy Lê (President of the Association of Historians of Vietnam and corresponding member of the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres, Paris); Olivier Tessier (on Henri Oger's Encyclopedia of Annamite technologies); Philippe Papin (on Maurice Durand and popular imagery); and Pascal Bourdeaux (on the manuscript of the Luc Vân Tiên and the digitization-publication project).
On Wednesday, February 6, Yin Ming (doctoral candidate at Lumière Unversity Lyon 2, scholarship-holder at the EFEO's Taipei center) is talking at the Academia Sinica (Room B 202 at 2:00 p.m.) on the topic: "Les Waishengren aujourd'hui: la troisième generation [The Waishengren today: the third generation]" as part of a joint CEFC-EFEO seminar.
The EFEO Center's seminar on Buddhism is meeting on Monday, February 4 and 18, with its introduction to the Buddhist Kanbun: mythological study of juan/kan 11 of Xianyujing/Gengu-kyō 5 and 6. (6:00-8:00 p.m., Tôyô bunko lecture hall).
On Wednesday, February 27 (at 6 p.m.), Kacem Zoughari (International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Nichibunken) is giving a lecture in the series Kyoto Lectures on the topic "The Transmission's Modes in Japanese Classical Fighting Art: A Study on Transmission Documents (densho)." This lecture, organized jointly by the EFEO and ISEAS centers, takes place at the Institute for Research in the Humane Sciences at Kyoto University.

On Thursday, February 28 (beginning at 11 a.m.) the seminar on Buddhism organized by Iyanaga Nobumi is taking place at the French Institute of Japan-Kansai.
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On February 27, at the invitation of the Friends of the Cernuschi Museum in Paris, Élisabeth Chabanol is giving a lecture in the museum's auditorium on the main historic and archaeological sites (tombs, palace and monastery sites) in Kaesông, North Korea. She will concentrate on archaeological materials discovered in the ancient capital of Koryô (918-1392), now dispersed.
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