April 2013
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
Colloquia, visits, and meetings
François Lachaud (senior curatorial fellow at the Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.) is in Paris from March 27 to April 8.

On April 13, at 3:30 p.m., he is taking part in the National Cherry Blossoms and Fireworks Festival (NCBF) - Anime Marathon 2013, being organized at the Sackler Gallery on the topic: "In Darkest Tokyo: Gangsters, Girls, and Brocade Skins."

From March 31 to April 9 Pierre-Yves Manguin is visiting Honolulu (Hawaii) on a grant from the Luce Asian Archaeology Program (LAAP). He will be giving a paper on "Religious and trade networks in early historic Southeast Asia: a pan-regional process" at the symposium Old Borders and New Frontiers: Doing Historical Archaeology in Southeast Asia being organized as part of the annual conference of the Society for American Anthropology.

He is also running two seminar sessions in the Asian Studies Department of the University of Hawaii.

On April 13 he is giving a lecture, "Les Philippines, aux franges de l'ancienne Asie du Sud-Est [The Philippines, on the fringes of ancient Southeast Asia]," at the Quai Branly Museum, on the occasion of the round table discussion Les Philippines au coeur de l'Insulinde [The Philippines as part of the East Indies].

On April 24, he is giving two course meetings at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London on the Indianization of the first Southeast Asian nation-states.

Until May 25 Po Dharma Quang is continuing his work on the digitizing and cataloging of the Champa royal archives, in cooperation with the History Department at the University of Malaya (Malaysia).

On April 25, Chai Jianhong (editor at the Zhonghua shuju publishing house and specialist on Dunhuang) is giving a lecture on the topic "À la recherche des constantes de l'héritage culturel au Xinjiang - trois exemples issus de l'archéologie [Tracking the constants in the cultural heritage of Xinjiang - three examples from archaeological research]," under the auspices of the Centre de recherche sur les civilisations de l'Asie orientale and the EFEO (10 a.m. to noon, at the Claude Lévi-Strauss Room, Collège de France, 52, rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris).
The Board of Administrators of the EFEO is meeting on the morning of Tuesday, April 2, at the Maison de l'AsieO se tient le mardi 2 avril au matin à la Maison de l'Asie.
Financial Offices
From April 3 to 10 Emmanuelle Marcoul, comptroller, and Zohra Soltani are visiting Vientiane and Chiang Mai to perform financial audits at the Centres and to arrange the handover of the direction of the Vientiane Center from Yves Goudineau to Christine Hawixbrock.
Stéphane Verger, « Le défunt de la grande tombe celtique de Hochdorf: du chef de famille aristocratique au roi bienheureux », in Cahiers du Centre de Pékin, no. 16 (2012), 28 + 8 pp. d'illustrations.

Faguo Hanxue / Sinologie française, vol. XV, « Mémoires des civilisations: écritures et sépultures », Alain Thote, Olivier Venture et Deng Wenkuan eds., 2012, 313 pp. + 16 ill..

Daoism: Religion, History and Society 道教研究學報-宗教、歷史與社會 vol. 4. The Chinese University of Hong Kong / École française d'Extrême-Orient, Hongkong, 2012.
Peter Skilling and Justin McDaniel (eds.). Buddhist Narrative in Asia and Beyond. 2 vols. Bangkok: Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University, 2012.
Volume 1, articles de :
- Peter Skilling « Introduction: Thoughts on Buddhist Narrative » p. ix
- François Lagirarde « Narratives as Ritual Histories : The Case of the Northern-Thai Buddhist Chronicles », p. 83
- Iyanaga Nobumi « Buddhist Mythology and Japanese Medieval Mythology: Some Theoretical Issues », p.97
- Jacques Leider « The Rise of Alaungmintaya, King of Myanmar (1752-60): Buddhist Constituents of a Political Metamorphosis », p.111
- Olivier de Bernon « Journeys to Jetavana: Poetic and Ideological Elaborations of Remembrance of Jetavana in Southeast Asia », p.177

Peter Skilling, « The Trials and Travels of Kāśiputra Yaśaka's Copestone », dans Journal of Ancient Indian History (Department of Ancient Indian History and Culture, University of Calcutta, Kolkarta, India), Vol XXVII, 2010-2011, p. 62-74.

Lü Pengzhi, « The Lingbao Fast of the Three Primes and the Daoist Middle Prime Festival: a Critical Study of the Taishang dongxuan lingbao sanyuan pinjie jing », dans Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie 20 (2011), p. 35-61.
Rachel Guidoni is in Vientiane from 22 to 27 April and in Hanoi from 28 April to 3 May to visit libraries, meet with personnel, and check on the systems used in cataloging and shelving collections.
EFEO Paris Seminar
The EFEO Paris Seminar is being held on Monday, 22 April (11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). Michel Lorrillard (EFEO) is speaking on the topic "Cultures khmère et mône au Laos: nouvelles données sur l'indianisation de la vallée moyenne du Mékong [Khmer and Môn cultures in Laos: new data on the Indianization of the central valley of the Mekong]" at the Maison de l'Asie (salon du 1er étage, 22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris).
Life in the Centers
From 4 to 11 April, Christophe Pottier is in Hawaii, where he is taking part in the 78th Annual Conference of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA). He is giving a talk entitled "Digging History in Angkor" at the symposium on Difference Theory and is the concluding participant at the symposium Old Borders and New Frontiers: Doing Historical Archaeology in Southeast Asia. In addition he is taking part, on 8 April, in the Southeast Asian Archaeology workshop at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
Chiang Mai
Yves Goudineau, special guest at the 4th International Conference on Lao Studies at the Wisconsin-Madison University (USA) from April 19 to 21, is doing the « Keynote speach » on the theme: « The invention of a Multiethnic Heritage in Laos ».
Phnom Penh
A series of seminars organized by the EFEO and the Cambodian National Museum to be held at the Royal Fine Arts University from April to June begins on 29 March with a talk by Michel Pichon (Institut National de Recherche en Archéologie Préventive [National Institute for Research and Preventive Archaeology] - INRAP) on the topic: "Archéologie de la mort, étude des pratiques funéraires [Archaeology of death: a study of funerary practices]".
On Friday, 26 April, Sok Soda (conservator and restorer at the Cambodian National Museum and the EFEO) is speaking about "Les techniques de sculpture sur grès au Cambodge [Techniques of sandstone carving in Cambodia]".

The exhibition of photographs of the ballerinas of the Royal Cambodian Ballet, organized last year by the EFEO and the Cambodian National Museum, is showing from 28 March to 11 May at the Lincoln Center Library of Performing Arts, , New York, under the title Memory Preserved: Glass Plates Photographs of the Royal Cambodian Dancers
On 16 April, as part of the seminar run by Xavier Paulès at the EHESS, Luca Gabbiani is giving lecture on "Le père Anatole Ghestin (1873-1961): le singulier destin d'un missionnaire jésuite dans la Chine du premier XXe siècle [Father Anatole Ghestin (1873-1961): the strange fate of a Jesuit missionary in the China of the early 20th century]."

On 19 April, he is talking on "Les villes chinoises ont-elles une histoire? [Chinese towns: do they have a history]" at the Institut d'Asie orientale in Lyon.

On 25 April, as part of the lecture series Histoire, Archéologie et Société (History, Archaeology, and Society: HAS), Simona Cerutti (Director of Studies, EHESS) is talking on the topic: "Étranger, une condition incertaine dans les sociétés d'Ancien Régime européennes [Foreigner: a vague condition in European societies under the Old Regime]" at the World History Institute of the Chinese Social Sciences Academy.

From 20 April to 5 May, Sun Wenying (publications manager, Zhonghua shuju), is in Paris at the invitation of the EFEO's Peking Centre to complete his research on the Sinological works of Edouard Chavannes on the topic of popular religious rituals in northern China at the beginning of the last century and to establish contacts with various Paris organizations with a view to publication plans tied to the bicentenary, in 2014, of the creation of the first chair in Sinology at the Collège de France.
The Buddhism seminar at the EFEO Center in Tokyo is to take place on Monday, April 8 and 22: 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)

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