July-August 2013
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
On Monday, July 1, work is beginning on the construction of the new building for the EFEO Center in Kyoto (construction du nouveau bâtiment du Centre EFEO de Kyoto). The start of work was preceded by the Jinchinsai ceremony, a Shinto rite purifying and protecting the site. This took place on June 28 in the presence of the French Consul General, the Director of the EFEO, the building's architects, and the construction company on the job, along with many friends of the EFEO. The event was coordinated by the staff of the Kyoto EFEO Center.

Among the guests of honor were representatives from the University of Kyoto and from the University of Naples "L'Orientale" (Italian School of East Asian Studies) - founding members of the GIP ECAF and scholarly partners of the EFEO Center in Kyoto - as well as the main donors supporting the project: the Horiba group (Kyoto, Japan) and the Saint-Gobain group (Courbevoie, France).
Recognized as one of the foremost companies in the world for their environmental technologies, Horiba and Saint-Gobain have made massive reciprocal investments, both in France (Horiba) and in Japan (Saint-Gobain). The EFEO is deeply grateful to the Horiba group (manufacturers of scientific instruments and measuring equipment) for their significant financial donation to the construction project, and the Saint-Gobain group (innovative materials, construction products, building distribution) who made a large donation in kind of technical materials. These include building insulation materials as well as SageGlass, electrochromic window glass for the façade of the new Center. This innovative material permits control of the level of natural light and heat inside the building, resulting in great savings in costs for heating and air conditioning, as well as protecting books stored in open shelving. Manufactured by a branch of the Saint-Gobain group in the United States, SageGlass is being imported and installed in Japan for the first time on this project.
Colloquia, visits, and meetings
On July 1, Franciscus Verellen, Director, is taking part in the Workshop on the History of Copyright and Intellectual Property & Forum on Open Access organized by the Centre for History and Economics, Magdalen College, Cambridge. He is serving as respondent on the topic "The History of Copyright in China."

On July 2, Franciscus Verellen, coordinator, is chairing the steering Committee of the European program SEATIDE (Integration in Southeast Asia: Trajectories of Inclusion, Dynamics of Exclusion), with Yves Goudineau, scholarly coordinator, and Elisabeth Lacroix, administrator of the project. This program, financed by the European Commission (PCRD7), studies integration in Southeast Asia at both the national and the regional level. The meeting is being held in Lisbon on the occasion of the EuroSEAS congress (July 2 to 5).

From July 2 to 6, Éric Bourdonneau is taking part in the 7th conference of the European Association of Southeast Asia Studies (EuroSEAS) in Lisbon. There he is to present a talk on "Funan, the kingdom ‘Wrested from the Mud': hydraulic network and ‘Pioneer Front' dynamics in the Mekong Delta," as part of the panel Water in Pre-Modern Settlement Processes in Southeast Asia.

From June 30 to July 16, Dominic Goodall is in Cambodia, taking part in the Université des Moussons (Royal Fine Arts University, in Phnom Penh, https://sites.google.com/site/manusastraum/)
manusastraum/). His courses will cover meter and poetics in Sanskrit inscriptions as well as the classic religions of India in Cambodia. He is then moving to Pondicherry, where he is staying for three months in order to take part in the workshop-cum-conference on The Archaeology of Bhakti and to continue his work in the projects on Shivaism under way at the Center.

From August 15 to September 6, Liying Kuo is in China, a visit co-financed by the EFEO and the UMR 8155 (Center for Research on East Asian civilizations). From August 17 to 21, at the invitation of the director of the Association of Dunhuang and Turfan Studies, she is taking part in the International symposium on the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the Association of Dunhuang and Turfan Studies at Peking's Capital Normal University. There she is to present a talk entitled "A new look on the earliest dhāraṇī sūtra dealing with vision- confession-purification according to Dunhuang copies: Dafangdeng tuoluoni jing." From August 22 to September 6 she is examining archaeological sites, cave monasteries, and museum collection in Urumqi, Turfan, Dunhuang, and Lanzhou.
Beginning on July 1, Eva Wilden and Jacques Gaucher are reassigned to France. François Lachaud is returning to France on July 2 after spending two years in Washington, D.C., at the Smithsonian Institution (Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery) as a Senior History of Art Fellow and Curatorial Fellow.
Sarma, S.L.P. Anjaneya, and François Grimal, with the collaboration of Luther Obrock, Bhaṭṭoji Dīkṣita on the Gajasūtra, Pondicherry: Institut Français de Pondichéry, 2013. (Regards sur l'Asie du Sud / South Asian Perspectives - 1, Vyākhyānamālā -1)

Soekatno, Revo Arka Giri, Kidung Tantri Kediri: Kajian Filologis Sebuah Teks dalam Bahasa Jawa, EFEO and Yayasan Obor Indonesia, Seri Pustaka Hikmah Disertasi 7, Jakarta, 2013, 334 pp., 21 x 30 cm.

Charlie Illouz and Philippe Grangé (ed.), Kepulauan Kangean: Terapan untuk Pembangunan, EFEO, KPG, and the University of La Rochelle, Jakarta, 2013.
Éric Bourdonneau, "L'histoire du Cambodge ancien existe-t-elle? Monuments et documents de ‘dix siècles inconnaissables' [The History of ancient Cambodia - does it exist? Monuments and document from ‘ten unknowable centuries']," Péninsule 65, 2012-2, pp. 221-249.

Frédéric Girard, "L'image de la mère chez Ikkyû Sôjun (1394-1481) [The image of the mother in the work of Ikkyû Sôjun (1394-1481)]," in Les Rameaux Noués, Hommages offerts à Jacqueline Pigeot [Twisted Branches: Tributes to Jacqueline Pigeot], compiled by Cécile Sakai, Daniel Struve, Terada Sumie, and Michel Vieillard-Baron, Collège de France, Institut des Hautes Etudes Japonaises, Paris, 2013, pp. 109-123.

Luca Gabbiani, "Insanity and parricide in late imperial China (eighteenth-twentieth centuries),"
International Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 10-2 (2013), pp. 115-141.

Tāntrikābhidhānakośa III. T-Ph, Dictionnaire des termes techniques de la littérature hindoue tantrique. A Dictionary of Technical Terms from Hindu Tantric Literature. Wörterbuch zur Terminologie hinduistischer Tantren. Third volume edited by Dominic Goodall and Marion Rastelli. Philosophisch-historische Klasse Sitzungsberichte, 839. Band. Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens Nr. 76. Vienna: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (http://verlag.oeaw.ac.at/T-x0101ntrik-x0101bhidh-x0101nako-x015Ba-III.-T-Ph).

Arlo Griffiths, "The Inscription on an embossed image of Śiva in gold leaf from central Java, Indonesia," in Marijke Klokke and Véronique Degroot (eds.), Materializing Southeast Asia's Past: Selected Papers from the 12th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archeologists, volume 2, Singapore, National University of Singapore Press, 2013, pp. 119-121.

Arlo Griffiths, "The Problem of the Ancient Name Java and the Role of Satyavarman in Southeast Asian International Relations around the Turn of the Ninth Century CE," Archipel 85, pp. 43-81.

Marijke J. Klokke and Véronique Degroot (eds.), Materializing Southeast Asia's Past: Selected papers from the 12th international conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, volume 2. Singapore, NUS Press, 2013, 289 pp, ills.

Marijke J. Klokke and Véronique Degroot (eds.), 2013, Unearthing Southeast Asia's Past: Selected papers from the 12th international conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Volume 1. Singapore: NUS Press. 295 pp., ills.
On July 5 and 6, at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and the South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection Trust (Norwich), Maïté Hurel is taking part in the 89th Conference of the South Asia Archive and Library Group (SAALG) on the topic "L'art et l'artisanat en Asie du Sud [Arts and crafts in South Asia]."
EFEO Paris Seminar
There are no meetings of the EFEO Paris Seminar in July and August. The Seminar begins again on Monday, September 30 (11:a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) with a talk by Pierre Lachaier (EFEO) on the topic "Socio-morphologie de la vieille ville d'Ahmadabad (Inde) [Socio-morphology of the old city of Ahmadabad (India)]."
Maison de l'Asie
During the summer, the Maison de l'Asie is open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The library is also open all summer during its usual hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
La vie des Centres
The 11th Classical Tamil Summer Seminar (CTSS) organized by Eva Wilden is taking place at the Pondicherry Center from August 19 to 30. Each day is divided into three parts, dedicated to three areas of Tamul literature. Literature itself is represented by a study of an anthology from the Cankam period, the Pattuppāṭṭu, to be handled by Lehmann and Eva Wilden. In the theoretical area there is an introduction to the study of grammatical commentaries by K. Nachimuthu et Jean-Luc Chevillard. In epigraphy, G. Vijayavenugopal is presenting a selection of medieval inscriptions. More details at: http://www.efeo.fr/base.php?code=726.

The second workshop-colloquium on Archéologie de la Bhakti [Bhakti Archaeology], entitled "Bhakti royale, Bhakti locale [Royal Bhakti, local Bhakti]" is being organized at the Pondicherry Center from July 31 to August 13 by Emmanuel Francis (CNRS, CEIAS-UMR 8564, Paris), Valérie Gillet (EFEO, Pondicherry), and Charlotte Schmid (EFEO, Paris). For more details: http://www.efeo.fr/base.php?code=773
From August 5 to 22, Arlo Griffiths is visiting Sri Lanka to attend the colloquium Maritime Trade and Cultural Exchanges in the Indian Ocean (at Sigiriya, August 9 to 11), where he is talking on "Dharma Gems from the Southern Seas: Mantra and Dharani Inscriptions from Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia." He is then visiting various archaeological sites in the country.
From July 19 to 27, the seventh Journées de Tam Dao (JTD) [Tam Dao Days], a regional university in the social, humane, and economic sciences, are being held at Đà Lạt University. The topic this year is Perception et gestion des risques. Approches méthodologiques appliquées au développement [Perception and management of risks. Methodological approaches applied to development]. The training is offered to 85 trainees, academics, and development workers from Vietnam as well as Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. The relocation of this program to Đà Lạt University is hoped to make the training available to a wider range of trainees and increase collaboration from institutions in central and southern Vietnam.(www.tamdaoconf.com).
Hong Kong
Beginnin on July 11, Clémence Malo (University of Paris Diderot and fieldwork scholar attached to the EFEO) is spending two months studying at the EFEO's Hong Kong Center and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is working on a research project on "Développements de l'organisation taiwainaise du Foguangshan à Hongkong et en Chine continentale [Developments in the Taiwanese Foguangshan organization in Hong Kong and mainland China]."
From July 6 to 9, in Vienna, Austria, the 26th biennial conference of the l'Association for Korean Studies in Europe is being held under the auspices of the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Vienna. Élisabeth Chabanol is talking as part of the panel Framing the Past: Heritage and History Education in Context on the topic "Doing Archaeological Fieldwork in North Korea: Documenting the Kaesông fortress." From July 18 to August 16, as part of the 2013 International Summer Session in Korean Studies at Hanguk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Élisabeth Chabanol is giving a course on "Cultural Heritage Sites in North Korea."
The seminar on Buddhism of the EFEO Center in Tokyo is taking place on Monday, July 8 and 22th: "Introduction au Kanbun bouddhique: lecture du conte 16 du Xianyu-jing/Gengu-kyō, 3 et 4 [Introduction to the Buddhist Kanbun: reading of tale #16 from the Xianyu-jing/Gengu-kyō," 3 and 4], (6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Tôyô bunko lecture room).

On July 20 (2:00-3:00 p.m., in the Tôyô bunko lecture room), Iyanaga Nobumi is lecturing on "Kirishitan-shi no haikei wo kangaeru: Karavajjo kara Hirata Atsutane made [Thoughts on the background of the history of Christians in pre-modern Japan: from Caravaggio to Hirata Atsutane]."
On Thursday, July 16, at 6:00 p.m., Philip Flavin (Osaka University of Economics and Law) is giving a talk in the series Kyoto Lectures on the topic "The Laughter of Japanese Avant-garde in the 60's: Opera - Yokoo Tadanori o utau." This lecture, co-sponsored by the EFEO and ISEAS Centers, is taking place at the Kyoto University's Institute for Research in the Human Sciences.

On Thursday, July 25, at 11 a.m., the seminar on Buddhism organized by Iyanaga Nobumi will take place at the Japan-Kansai French Institute.

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