May 2013
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
In Memoriam
The EFEO is deeply saddened at having to announce the death on Sunday, April 7, of our colleague Dolores Guerra, at the age of 51. Mme Guerra leaves behind her husband and their two sons, aged 22 and 17. She began her work for the EFEO in the Accounting Department in April of 2008 and she played an essential role in the team here at our headquarters thanks to her great professional and personal qualities that were appreciated by everyone. All those who had occasion to work with her will retain an indelible memory of her warm personality and the many bonds of friendship she was able to establish around herself. Along with our gratitude for all that Mme Guerra brought to the EFEO, we send our deepest sympathy to her dear ones.

Franciscus Verellen
Colloquia, visits, and meetings
On May 16, as part of the seminar given by Charlotte Schmid, Judit Törzsök (UMR 7528, Mondes iranien et indien [Iranian and Indian Worlds]) and Caroline Riberaigua (Institut d'études indiennes [Indian Studies Institute], Collège de France) are presenting their research on yoginīs: "La ronde magique des yoginī, textes et tradition sculptée [The magic dance of the yoginīs, texts and the sculptural tradition]" (Maison de l'Asie, first floor room, 1:00-3:00 p.m.).

François Lachaud is talking at the Japanese Studies Annual Forum being organized by the Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) on May 17.

From April 26 to May 18, Pierre-Yves Manguin is making a visit to Indonesia to work with the team at the Jakarta Centre (including a photography project with Véronique Degroot at the Muara Jambi site in Sumatra). He is also to work with his partners at the National Archaeology Centre on various books that are under way (on Batujaya and Srivijaya). From May 19 to 25 he is to be in Thailand at the invitation of Wailalak University of Nakhorn Si Thammarat, where he is giving a seminar. He is then revisiting sites in Srivijaya and peninsular Thailand in the company of Wannasarn Noonsuk.

From May 2 to 4 Fabienne Jagou is taking part in the 10th European Association of Taiwan Studies Conference, in Lyons. She is giving a talk entitled "The Dalai Lama in Taiwan: establishment of complex relationships between the Tibetan government-in-exile and the Taiwanese political parties."

On May 14, Fabienne Jagou is organizing the study day Pratiques du bouddhisme tibétain en France and à Taiwan: Tradition, Adaptation and Transformation [Tibetan Buddhist practices in France and in Taiwan: tradition, adaptation, and change] as part of the research project "Practices of Tibetan Buddhism in Taiwan with a comparative analysis with the French example" being supported by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, at the Maison de l'Asie (2nd floor meeting room, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 75116).

She will then take part in the study day Recapturing the Tibetans who escaped the historian's net in Bonn on May 27, as part of the ANR/DFG project On Social History of Tibet. She is giving a talk entitled "In the Search of Tibetan Translators: intermediaries between the Dalai Lama's government and the Manchu amban yamen.".

Marianne Bujard is visiting Peking from May 2 to 24 in order to work on the publication of the series of volumes Temples and stèles de Pékin. She is also consulting imperial archives as part of the ongoing collaboration with The Palace Museum Research Center for Tibetan Buddhist Heritage.

As part of the research on Dunhuang being carried on by UMR 8155 (CRACO: Centre de Recherche sur les Civilisations de l'Asie Orientale [Centre for research on the civilizations of East Asia]) and the EFEO, Yang Xiuqing and Liu Yongzeng, from the Dunhuang Institute, are giving four lectures: Friday, May 17 (Maison de l'Asie, 22 avenue du Président-Wilson, 75016 Paris, first floor lecture room):
  • at 3:00 p.m., Yang Xiuqing (Dunhuang Institute): "Les préceptes moraux des Chinois dans les textes connus à Dunhuang du VIIe au Xe siècle 從敦煌寫本看七-十世紀中國人的道德觀念 [Moral precepts of the Chinese in texts known in Dunhuang from the 7th to 10th centuries]";
  • and at 4:30 p.m., Liu Yongzeng (Director of the archaeology section of the Dunhuang Institute): "Les peintures and sculptures des grottes de Mogao à l'époque des dynasties du nord (Ve-VIe s.) 敦煌莫高窟北朝期(5-6 世紀)石窟壁畫與造像 [Paintings and sculptures in the Mogao caves during the Northern Dynasties (5th to 6th centuries)]."
Monday, May 27 (Institut d'Extrême-Orient of the Collège de France, 52 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, Lévi-Strauss room, on the first floor):
  • at 2:00 p.m., Yang Xiuqing: "La vie quotidienne à Dunhuang d'après les documents and peintures murales de Dunhuang 從敦煌文獻和石窟經變內容看敦煌人的日常生活 [Everyday life in Dunhuang as shown in the documents and wall-paintings found there]";
  • and at 3:30 p.m., Liu Yongzeng: "Les maṇḍalas des huit bodhisattvas représentés dans les grottes de Dunhuang 敦煌石窟八大菩薩曼荼羅圖像 [The mandalas of the eight Bodhisattvas in the Dunhuang caves]."

On Thursday May 20 at 17 h 45, Dominic Goodall will give a presentation entitled « Le Dharmaśāstra et le Śaivasiddhānta: rites d'expiation et de réparation (prāyaścitta) ["Dharmaśāstra and the Śaivasiddhānta: rites of expiation and reparation (prāyaścitta)"]» in the atelier Dharma, a monthly reading group organised by Silvia d'Intino (CNRS - ANHIMA (UMR 8210)) in the meeting room of the Gernet-Glotz Library, 2 rue Vivienne / 6 rue des Petits Champs, 75002 Paris.
On Thursday May 20 at 17 h 45, Dominic Goodall will give a presentation entitled « Le Dharmaśāstra et le Śaivasiddhānta: rites d'expiation et de réparation (prāyaścitta) ["Dharmaśāstra and the Śaivasiddhānta: rites of expiation and reparation (prāyaścitta)"]» in the « atelier Dharma », a monthly reading group organised by Silvia d'Intino (CNRS - ANHIMA (UMR 8210)) in the meeting room of the Gernet-Glotz Library, 2 rue Vivienne / 6 rue des Petits Champs, 75002 Paris.
The EFEO's Academic Council is meeting on Friday, May 31, at the Maison de l'Asie.
The Hiring Committee for the two vacant posts for Professors (directeurs d'études) at the EFEO is meeting on Thursday, May 30.
Financial Offices
On May 27 and 28, Emmanuelle Marcoul, accountant, is taking part in the meeting of the accountants from all the French overseas schools at the École française in Rome.
Philippe Le Failler, Mémoires du Vietnam (Presentation of the EFEO's collection of photographic archives on Vietnam), joint publication of EFEO-Magellan, April 2013.
Élisabeth Chabanol, « Heritage Management in the Kaesŏng Special Economic Zone », in V. Gelézeau, De Koen Ceuster, Alain Delissen, eds., De-Bordering Korea. Tangible and Intangible Legacies of the Suncshine Policy, Oxford, Routledge, (2013), pp. 50-67. (Routledge Advances in Korean Studies).

Élisabeth Chabanol, « Tan it'ǔl mŏmun Han'guk-e unmyŏng ch'ŏrŏm kkǔllyŏtta », in Kim Kyŏng-mi, eds., Sebŏnjjae kaettong-ǔn nega mŏgŏya handa, Séoul, Humanit'asǔ, (2013), pp. 188-203.

Lü Pengzhi, « Lingbao sanyuan zhai he daojiao zhongyuan jie : Taishang dongxuan lingbao sanyuan pinjie jing kaolun » (Le jeûne des trois principes du Lingbao et la fête taoïste du Principe médian : étude critique du Taishang dongxuan lingbao sanyuan pinjie jing [The Lingbao three principles fast and the Taoist feast of the Middle Principle: a critical study of the Taishang dongxuan lingbao sanyuan pinjie jing]), Wenshi 102 (2013) : 91-114.

Nobumi Iyanaga, « Orientarizumu mondai wo megutte : Gakumon, seiji, ideorogī » (Sur l'orientalisme : science, politique et ideologie [On Orientalism: scholarship, politics, and ideology]), Circulaire de la Société franco-japonaise des études orientales, 34-36 (2013), p. 1-14.
From May 19 to 30, Rachel Guidoni is visiting Japan to prepare for the moving of the library's collections to the new Kyoto Centre that is under construction this year.

Cécile Capot (of the École nationale des Chartes) is on a three-month appointment to work on a plan for the classification of the EFEO's scholarly archives.

Tahee Onuma (National Diet Library, Tokyo, working on a master's degree at the École nationale des Chartes) is temporarily appointed at the EFEO Library from April until mid July to prepare a database of researchers and documentary tools in the library and the photo-library (manuscripts, archives, photographs).

The library will be closed on Friday, May 10.
EFEO Paris Seminar
The EFEO Paris Seminar is to be held on Monday, May 27 (11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.); this time it is being held at the Cernuschi Museum where the curator, Eric Lefebvre, is presenting the exhibition L'école de Shanghai (1840-1920), Peintures and calligraphies du musée de Shanghai [The Shanghai School (1840-1920): paintings and calligraphy from the Shanghai Museum]. Go directly to the Cernuschi Museum (7, avenue Velasquez, 75008 Paris), where the presentation is starting at precisely 11:00 a.m, in the auditorium, to be followed by an hour's visit of the exhibition. Advance reservation is required. E-mail requests to
Of Special Note
Urs App, former Associate Director of the International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism and Professor Emeritus of Zen Buddhism at Hanazono University in Kyoto, has been named Associate Researcher at the École française d'Extrême-Orient for a term of three years, beginning on May 1, 2013. Mr. App is a specialist in Buddhism and the history of the European discovery of East Asian religions.

Amaury Lorin, Une ascension en République; Paul Doumer (1857-1932), d'Aurillac à l'Elysée, preface by Jean-Pierre Bel, introduction by Serge Berstein, Dalloz-Biblio Parlementaire, March 2013.
Life in the Centers
The EFEO's Pondicherry Center is now affiliated with the University of Pondicherry for doctoral training in the following fields: history, Tamil, and Sanskrit.
On May 27 Christophe Pottier is giving a talk at the Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (SAC) on "Living Water of Angkor" as part of the conference being co-organized by the SAC and the EFEO: Ancient Water Management System of Southeast Asia: case studies from Angkor in Cambodia to ancient states in Thailand.
This lecture is to be followed by a talk by Phitthaya Damden-ngam on "Uncovered Irrigation Systems of Ancient States in Thailand."
Phnom Penh
On May 23, at the Siam Society (Bangkok), Bertrand Porte is talking on the sculpture conservation workshop at Cambodia's National Museum along with the work being done on the Museum's photograph collections.
Hong Kong
On Wednesday, May 22, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Centre for China Studies), Lü Pengzhi is taking part in the doctoral dissertation defense panel for Huang Jianxing. His topic is "Recherches sur la tradition des exorcistes dans le sud de la Chine [Research on the tradition of exorcists in south China]."
At the invitation of Timothy Brook (University of British Columbia) and Timothy Sedo (Concordia University), Luca Gabbiani is taking part in the workshop on "Statecraft in late imperial China: readings from Qiu Jun's Daxue yanyi bu," to be held at Concordia University, in Montréal, from May 1 to 3. He is presenting his translation of Chapter 33 of Qiu Jun's work.

As part of the lecture series Histoire, Archéologie et Société (HAS) 2012-2013, Ch'iu Peng-sheng (History Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong) is giving a lecture on May 22 at 10 a.m. in the Law School of Qinghua University on "Le pluralisme juridique chinois d'après les plaintes commerciales déposées à Suzhou au cours du XVIIIe siècle [Chinese judicial pluralism as seen in trade complaints filed at Suzhou during the 18th century]."
On April 30 and May 1, Élisabeth Chabanol is attending round tables on "New World Disorder" at the Asian Plenum 2013, organized in Seoul by the Asian Institute for Policies Studies.

On May 15 and 16, at the University of Aix-en-Provence, Élisabeth Chabanol is taking part in the workshop on Kyoje: Matériaux pour l'enseignement de la culture coréenne [Kyoje: teaching materials in Korean Culture] being organized by the Réseau des Études sur la Corée [Network for Korean Studies]-Paris Consortium (Paris Diderot, Inalco, EHESS).

On May 24, at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA), there is to be a day-long memorial for Professor Flora Blanchon under the title De maître à élève, 20 ans de recherches au CREOPS [From master to student: 20 years of research activity at the CREOPs]. Marc Orange, former director of the Centre for Korean Studies at the Collège de France, and Élisabeth Chabanol will speak on the topic: "La mort en Corée à l'époque des Trois Royaumes: les tombes du Silla [Death in Korea during the Three Kingdoms period: the Silla tombs]."
The Buddhism seminar at the EFEO's Tokyo Centre is taking place on Monday, May 13 and 20 - Introduction to the Buddhist Kanbun: mythological study of juan/kan 11 of the Xianyujing/Gengu-kyō, 9 and 10 (6:00-8:00 p.m., lecture hall of the Tôyô bunko).

Nobumi Iyanaga is visiting the Kyoto Centre from May 21 to 28 to help Rachel Guidoni as she prepares for the moving of the library collections to the new building (see above under Library).
On Thurday, May 23, at 11 a.m., the seminar on Buddhism organized by Nobumi Iyanaga is taking place at the French Institute of Japan-Kansai.

On Tuesday, May 28, at 6 p.m., Nissim Otmazgin (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) is giving a lecture in the series Kyoto Lectures on the topic "Stories for the Nation: Rewriting History in Manga." This lecture, co-organized by the EFEO Centre and the ISEAS, is to take place at Kyoto University's Institute for Research in the Humane Sciences.
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