June 2013
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
On June 3, at the Palais de l'Institut, a ceremony is being held for the signing of the Constitutive Charter of the Public Interest Group (Groupement d'intérêt public - GIP) ECAF, with the support of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and under the patronage of the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres. Founded by the EFEO in 2007 with the aim of increasing opportunities for European scholarly institutions to carry out fieldwork in Asia, the European Consortium for Asian Field study (ECAF) is incorporating in 2013 as an autonomous legal entity under French. Within the new GIP ECAF, 28 French and international partner institutions, both public and private, collaborate to develop joint research and mobility programs, as well as pooling resources and infrastructure.
Franciscus Verellen
In Memoriam
The EFEO is sad to announce the death on May 24, in Paris, of Mme Hsiu-huei Réau, at the age of 60. As a Sinologist, Wang Hsiu-huei took part in the European project for research on and publication of the Daoist Canon, the Daozang (published in 2004), and she worked at the EFEO Center in Taipei. Between several diplomatic postings in Asia with her husband, the French Ambassador Jean-Paul Réau, Wang Hsiu-huei served as director of the Taiwanese Cultural Centre in Paris, within the Offices of the Taiwanese Representative in France, and she dedicated herself to the development of cultural exchanges between France and Taiwan.
Franciscus Verellen
Colloquia, visits, and meetings
Franciscus Verellen, Director, is to visit Japan at the end of June to take part in the opening ceremony for the new Kyoto Centre.

From June 11 to 14, at the invitation of De Monfort University, Leicester, Pierre-Yves Manguin is taking part in the colloquium The Kollam plates in the world of the 9th century Indian Ocean (an experiment in large micro-history). There he is presenting a talk on "Shippers and trade networks at the Southeast Asian crossroads around the 9th century."

From June 20 to August 20, Fabienne Jagou is visiting Taiwan to continue her research studies on Tibetan Buddhism in Taiwan.

On June 19 (at noon) François Lachaud is talking on the topic "Deserts of the New World: Alexis de Tocqueville's Modern Melancholy" at the Fellows' Lunch at the Sackler Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Dominic Goodall is visiting the University of Hamburg from June 18 to 22 for a working meeting on the preparation of the Encyclopaedia of Manuscript Cultures in Asia and Africa, before going on to Oxford for Jason Birch's defence of his doctoral thesis "The Amanaska: King of All Yogas."
The EFEO Administrative Council is meeting on the afternoon of June 15.
Alex Watson, Dominic Goodall, S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma, An Enquiry into the Nature of Liberation. Bhaṭṭa Rāmakaṇṭha's Paramokṣanirāsakārikāvṛtti, a commentary on Sadyojyotiḥ's refutation of twenty conceptions of the liberated state (mokṣa), Collection Indologie 122, Pondichéry : Institut français de Pondichéry / École française d'Extrême-Orient, 2013.
Iyanaga Nobumi, « Buddhist Mythology and Japanese Medieval Mythology: Some Theoretical Issues » dans Peter Skilling and Justin McDaniel, eds., Buddhist Narrative in Asia and Beyond, vol. 1, Bangkok, Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University, 2012, pp. 97-109.

Peter Skilling « Nets of Intertextuality: Embedded Scriptural Citations in the Yogācārabhūmi. » dans Ulrich Timme Kragh (ed.), The Foundation for Yoga Practitioners: The Buddhist Yogācārabhūmi Treatise and Its Adaptation in India, East Asia, and Tibet (Harvard Oriental Series Vol. 75), Cambridge, Mass,  The Department of South Asian Studies / Harvard University 2013, pp. 772-790.

Peter Skilling (with Saerji), « The Circulation of the Buddhāvataṃsaka in India. », in Annual Report of the International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology at Soka University for the Academic Year 2012. Vol. XVI, Tokyo: The International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology, Soka University, 2013, pp. 193-216.

Peter Skilling (with Saerji), « Candrakīrti and the Pūrvaśailas: A Note on Triśaraṇasaptati v. 51. », in Annual Report of the International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology at Soka University for the Academic Year 2012. Vol. XVI, Tokyo: The International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology, Soka University, 2013, pp. 267-272.

Peter Skilling (with Oskar von Hinüber), «Two Buddhist Inscriptions from Deorkothar (Dist. Rewa, Madhya Pradesh). », in Annual Report of the International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology at Soka University for the Academic Year 2012. Vol. XVI, Tokyo: The International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology, Soka University, 2013, pp. 13-36, pls. 4-11.

Peter Skilling, « Did the Buddhists believe their narratives? Desultory remarks on the very idea of Buddhist Mythology », in Wang Bangwei 王邦維, ed., Studies on Buddhist Myths: Texts, Pictures, Traditions and History (佛教神话研究:文本、图像、传说与历史) (Shanghai: Zhongxi shuju 中西書局, 2012).

Peter Skilling, « Nets of intertextuality: Embedded Scriptural Citations in the Yogācārabhūmi.», in Ulrich Timme Kragh ed., The Foundation for Yoga Practitioners: The Buddhist Yogācārabhūmi Treatise and Its Adaptation in India, East Asia, and Tibet. Harvard Oriental Series Vol. 75. Cambridge, Mass.: The Department of South Asian Studies / Harvard University 2013, pp. 772-790.

Peter Skilling (with Santi Pakdeekham), « Tamnan phithi-phutthaphisek lae phithi boek phra net [L'histoire de la consecration des images] », in Phra phut siri man wichai : Phra phutthachao phu chana man duay siri [The Buddha Image "Siri man wichai": The Buddha who vanquished Mara through his glory], published by the Fine Arts Department on the occasion of opening of the Phra phut siri man wichai Hall, Sukhothai Historical Park, Sukhothai, 2013, pp. 81-94 (in Thai).

Peter Skilling (with Nalini Balbir), « Un maître du pali en Asie du sud-est: le Vénérable Dhammānanda (1920-2012) », in Bulletin d'études indiennes 28-29 (2010-2011, paru en 2013), pp. 323-337.
Barbara Bonazzi and Tahee Onuma are both making presentations at the DocAsie 2013 meetings:
Tahee Onuma is talking on “Valorisation des bases de données de chercheurs [Improvement of researchers’ databases]” (BNF Mitterrand) on Thursday, June 27, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Barbara Bonazzi is describing the website “Corpus des inscriptions du Campa” (BULAC) on Friday, June 28, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Further information on:  http://docasie.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article200
EFEO Paris Seminar
The EFEO Paris Seminar is to be held on Monday, June 24 (11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). Jeffrey Riegel, of the School of Languages and Cultures, Sydney University, is talking on "Curing the Incurable." Maison de l'Asie, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris (2nd story meeting room)
Life in the Centres
From June 2 to 15 Peter Skilling is in the Dordogne to work with his colleagues in the Padmakara Translation Group on translations into English of the Mahayana sutras in the Tibetan Kanjur.

Peter Skilling will give a presentation entitled "The Geography of Pali" at the seminar on Philologie moyen-indienne (Middle-Indian Philology) of Nalini Balbir (EPHE Section des sciences historiques et philologiques) on Tuesday, June 18, 2:00-4:00 p.m., at the Sorbonne (Place de la Sorbonne, 75005 Paris, staircase U, galerie Claude Bernard, 4th floor, large hall).

On June 14, Christophe Pottier is giving a presentation entitled "From Angkor to Greater Angkor" at the Bangkok National Museum for volunteers at the museum (NMV). http://www.museumvolunteersbkk.net/html/activities_prog.html
As part of the Conférences de Vientiane [Vientiane lectures], organised jointly by the EFEO Center and the Institut français du Laos [French Institute of Laos], Xay Petchanpheng is talking on Wednesday, June 26 (at 7 p.m.), at the Vientiane French Cultural Centre. His topic is "L'éducation dans les monastères Tai Lue du Laos: transmission des savoirs et socialisation [Education in the Tai Lue monasteries in Laos: transmission of knowledge and socialisation]."
Phnom Penh
From June 18 to 22, Bertrand Porte (EFEO Phnom Penh), Chea Socheat (Cambodian National Museum-EFEO), and Christian Fischer (UCLA/Getty, Conservation program at the Costen Intitute of Archaeology), along with Pascal Bourdeaux (EFEO, HCMV) and the South Vietnam Regional Social Sciences Institute, are visiting the Mekong Delta (Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville's Historical Museum, the Long Xuyên Museum, the Linh Son Pagoda [Nui Ba The] at Nui Sam, the Bay Nui seven mountains region) to study sculptured works, quarries, and rock outcrops as part of research on the sculptured rocks of the Funan period. They are carrying out non-invasive analyses using spectrometers (X fluorescence and UV/Vis/ NIR reflectivity).

From June 23 until the end of the month, work with Christian Fischer continues at the Cambodian National Museum, and south of Phnom Penh; he will then be at the EFEO Centre in Siem Reap until mid-July, in particular to examine the holdings of the Angkor Conservation depot.

As part of the EFEO-Cambodian National Museum (CNM) seminar at the Phnom Penh Royal Fine Arts University:
- June 10, Horl Sopheap (CNM) and Bertrand Porte are talking about the photographic collections of the CNM;
- June 21, Mam Borany, painting restorer, talks on the state of conservation and proposals for work on a series of oil paintings on cloth of the "Reamker," kept at the CNM;
- June 28, Christian Fischer is to talk on sculpted rocks of the Funan period.
On Friday, June 6, Paola Calanca is giving a lecture on "Maritime history: between written sources and archaeology" (in Chinese), at the History Department of Tamkang University (Tamsui, Taiwan).

On Monday, June 10, Lucia Candelise (CNRS-SPHERE, National Tsing Hua University) is talking on "The transfer of Chinese medical knowledge in France during the first half of the 20th century." This lecture is being organized jointly by the EFEO and the History and Philology Institute's research group on the History of Medicine and Health of the Academia Sinica, Taipei.

On Friday, June 14, Paola Calanca is taking part as scholarly adjunct in the Masters and Doctoral Studies Day organized by the CEFC.

From June 11 to 14 Paola Calanca is visiting the Zhangzhou region for the start of excavations to determine the layout of the ancient port of Yuegang (Haichen), organized by the Chinese Patrimony Academy and the Archaeological Institute of the town of Zhangzhou.
From June 4 to 8 Robert Descimon (EHESS) is visiting Peking in connection with the conference Histoire, Archéologie, Société, Robert Descimon (EHESS). On Friday, June 7, at 2:00 p.m., he is giving a lecture entitled "La vénalité des charges publiques en France durant l'Ancien Régime (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles): crédit public et/ou corruption? [Venality in public affairs in France during the Ancien Régime (16th-17th centuries): public credit and/or corruption?]," in the History Department of Peking University (Jing Yuan Courtyard no. 2, meeting room 108).

On June 13 and 14, Luca Gabbiani is taking part in the international colloquium on La torture judiciaire et la preuve en justice en Europe, dans le monde musulman et en Chine: une étude comparative [Judicial torture and proof in the courts in Europe, the Muslim world, and China: a comparative study]. This colloquium is taking place in the General History Department of Geneva University. He has been invited as chairperson and as a discussant. The colloquium is financed jointly by the General History Department and the ANR program Régir l'espace chinois [Governing the Chinese territory] (IAO/EFEO).

From June 24 to 27 Luca Gabbiani is taking part in the first workshop on the translation of traditional Chinese judicial codes to be held at the Institut d'Asie orientale in Lyons, as part of the ANR program Régir l'espace chinois (IAO/EFEO). This workshop brings together some fifteen participants from France, China, Hong Kong, and the United States. The aim is to complete the first translations into French and English of articles of the Qing Code (1740 edition). The results of this workshop are to be posted on the program's website (http://lsc.chineselegalculture.org).

Please note: because of the upcoming closedown of the Yahoo! System's services in China, the new e-mail address of the Peking Center is changed to: efeo2002@163.com
Les travaux de la Mission archéologique à Kaesông reprennent en juin pour une durée d'un mois. Élisabeth Chabanol se rend en République populaire démocratique de Corée du 2 au 25 juin accompagnée des archéologues Nicolas Nauleau (France) et Kosal San (Apsara, Cambodge). Christophe Pottier (EFEO Bangkok) les rejoint du 2 au 10 juin. La partie nord-coréenne est composée de 15 membres du National Authority for the Protection of Cultural Heritage.
The Buddhism seminar at the EFEO's Tokyo Centre takes place on Monday, June 10 and 18: Introduction to the 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).
On Tuesday, June 26, at 6 p.m., Rebecca Copeland (Washington University in St. Louis) is giving a lecture in the series Kyoto Lectures on contemporary Japanese literature. This lecture, co-organized by the EFEO Centre and ISEAS, is to take place at Kyoto University's Institute for Research in the Human Sciences.

On Thurday, June 27, at 11 a.m., the seminar on Buddhism organized by Nobumi Iyanaga is taking place at the French Institute of Japan - Kansai.

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