october 2013
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
On the occasion of the installation ceremony at the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres (AIBL) for Professor Jao Tsung-I (Chinese University of Hong Kong - CUHK) as an associate foreign member, a chair of Guest Professor was created at the CUHK. Financed from private funds placed at the disposal of the AIBL, in association with the EFEO Centre in Hong Kong (housed at the CUHK), this post will allow teachers and/or researchers of all nationalities a visiting stay at the Institute for Chinese Studies at the CUHK.
Professor Jao Tsung-I has worked in Paris, in 1965 and 1966, first at the National Library and then at the Guimet and Cernuschi Museums and also at the EFEO, where he published the holdings of rubbings of almost four hundred Chinese stone tomb inscriptions dating from the Six Dynasties and the Tang, At the EFEO he was appointed official researcher in 1974, a post he relinquished in 1976 in order to take up the chairmanship of the Department of Chinese Studies at the CUHK.
Colloquia, visits, and meetings
Franciscus Verellen, Director, is visiting Jakarta on October 24 and 24, going on to Sydney on October 28 and 29.

From September 12 to October 9 Marianne Bujard is visiting Peking to complete the publication of volume 3 of the series Temples et stèles de Pékin and to prepare volumes 4 and 5. She is also working on the program on religious life in the Forbidden City as part of the cooperation agreement with the Palace Museum Research Centre for Tibetan Buddhist Heritage.
On October 24, Marianne Bujard is giving a lecture entitled Searching for Peking's temples: inscriptions, archives and fieldwork at the invitation of the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford and the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University.

On October 9, at 7 p.m., Pierre-Yves Manguin is talking on "Navires et navigations dans les mers d'Asie du Sud-Est [Ships and navigation in southeast Asian seas]" as part of the series Cycle des bateaux et des hommes [Boats and men] at the National Naval Museum (Museum auditorium, Palais de Chaillot, 17, place du Trocadéro, 75116 Paris).

Philippe Le Failler is giving a lecture on October 25 at IRASIA, Marseille, on the topic Pétroglyphes et figuration de l'espace rural montagneux au Nord-Vietnam [Petroglyphs and the depiction of rural mountainous areas in Northern Vietnam].

During the last week of October, Dominic Goodall is going to Vienna for a working session on the preparation of the fourth volume of the Tāntrikābhidhānakośa (Dictionary of Tantric Hindu terminology), which he is co-editing with Marion Rastelli, at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

At the invitation of the Smithsonian Institution, François Lachaud is to be in Washington from October 7 to 25 (at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery) to present his research on Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915), and to help in the preparation of the exhibition to be dedicated to him in March, 2014.On this occasion he is talking on: "Kobayashi Kiyochika: nocturnes et modernités [Kobayashi Kiyochika: Nocturnes and Modernity in Meiji Japan (1875-1915)]."
A second installment deals with the technical analysis of these works and their interpretation in the light of their Japanese exegetes Nagai Kafû (1879-1959) and Kinoshita Mokutarô (1885-1945), and on their comparison with urban printing and their reading in Europe. This visit also gives the opportunity to prepare documents for the joint program Visualizing Cultures at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From October 27 to 30 François Lachaud is visiting Madrid to work in the holdings at the Museo de America as well as archives in Simancas, near Vallodolid, in connection with his research project on Don Quixote and Japan.

From October 7 to 25, Frédéric Girard is taking part in the colloquium Bouddhisme et Encyclopédies [Buddhism and Encyclopedias] at the Hugot Foundation of the Collège de France. He is talking on the topic "Problèmes de méthodologie et exemples de transferts sémantiques de notions bouddhiques [Methodological problems and semantic transfers of Buddhist concepts]," On October 27 (10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), Frédéric Girard is taking part in the 5th international symposium on La Fusion des cultures de l'Est et de l'Ouest [The fusion of Eastern and Western culture], at the session dedicated to the diffusion of Buddhism in the East and the universes of East and West. He is to talk on the topic "Le bouddhisme japonais vu à travers le maître en Tripitaka Xuanzang, selon les manuscrits de Dunhuang [Japanese Buddhism as seen through Xuanzang, master in the Tripitika, according to Dunhuang manuscripts" (Daitōkyū University, Tokyo).
Les Khojas duodécimains de langue gujarati. De la jamate de La Courneuve au réseau mondial, Pierre Lachaier, about 170 pages. This is the first number in the Sequens series. Sequens, a new series published by the École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO), is intended to present an account of research currently under way: fieldwork, syntheses of work, results of investigations - all dealing with the Asian geographic area. It intends succinctly to present modern multidisciplinary investigations for which the discussions and analyses provided give easy access to the subject for an informed reader.

Arts Asiatiques 68 (2013), Annals of the Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts and the Cernuschi Museum, Cahiers de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient, 168 pp. Published by the EFEO with the cooperation of the CNRS and the French Museums Service.

On October 11, Astrid Aschehoug is visiting Rome where she will be meeting the publications director of the French School of Rome.

From October 11 to 13 the EFEO is taking part in the 23rd Salon de la Revue de sciences humaines [Salon of Journals in the Humanities]. There Pierre Harry is presenting the journals published by the EFEO.
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Beijing neicheng simiao beikezhi (Temples et stèles de Pékin), edited by Marianne Bujard (Lü Min), Peking: Guojia tushuguan chubanshe (Chinese National Library), 2013, vol. 3 (third volume in the series of eleven coming from the program on Épigraphie et mémoire orale des temples de Pékin, histoire sociale d'une capitale d'empire [Epigraphy and oral memory of the temples of Peking: social history of an imperial capital]), 479 pp.

Nicolas Fiévé and Benoît Jacquet (dir.), Vers une modernité architecturale et paysagère. Modèles et savoirs partagés entre le Japon et le monde occidental [Towards modernity in architecture and landscape: Shared models and knowledge between Japan and the western world]. Paris: Collège de France, "Bibliothèque de l'Institut des hautes études japonaises" series, 2013, 333 pp.

Nicolas Fiévé and Benoît Jacquet, "De l'architecture et du paysage: échanges artistiques et intellectuels entre le Japon et le monde occidental: [Architecture and landscape: artistic and intellectual exchanges between Japan and the western world, in Vers une modernité architecturale et paysagère [Towards modernity in architecture and landscape], pp. 1-17.

Benoît Jacquet, "La villa Katsura et ses jardins: l'invention d'une modernité japonaise dans les années 1930 [Katsura villa and its gardens: the invention of a Japanese modernity in the 1930s]," in Vers une modernité architecturale et paysagère [Towards modernity in architecture and landscape], pp. 99-139.

Jean Deloche,"Water Supply Systems of the Senji (Ginge) Fort in the Tamil Country (16th-19th Century," in Indian Journal of History of Science, vol. 48, No. 2, June 2013, pp. 207-217.

Lü Pengzhi and John Lagerwey (eds.), Difang daojiao yishi shidi diaocha bijiao yanjiu guoji xueshu yantaohui lunwenji (Acts of the international colloquium "The Comparative Ethnography of Local Daoist Ritual"). Taipei: Shin Wen Feng, 2013, xxii + 551 pp.

Lü Pengzhi, "Daolun (Introduction)", in Lü Pengzhi and John Lagerwey (eds.), Difang daojiao yishi shidi diaocha bijiao yanjiu guoji xueshu yantaohui lunwenji. Taipei: Shin Wen Feng, 2013, pp. 1-30.

Éric Bourdonneau,"Śiva, kapāla à la main. Dieux et déesses terribles à Koh Ker et dans le Cambodge ancient [Śiva, with kapāla in hand. Terrifying gods and goddesses at Koh Ker and in ancient Cambodia]," in Angkor, naissance d'un mythe. Louis Delaporte et le Cambodge [Angkor, birth of a myth: Louis Delaporte and Cambodia], P. Baptiste and T. Zéphir (eds.), Paris: Gallimard/Guimet Museum of Asian Arts.
Of Special Note
Cynthia J. Brokaw (professor in the History Department at Brown University) has been invited by the EFEO to give two lectures: on Monday, October 14, at 11 a.m., "Empire of Texts: Book Production, Book Distribution, and Book Culture in Late Imperial China" (at the Maison de l'Asie, 22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris, ground floor meeting room) and Thursday, October 17, at 11 a.m. on: "Field Work on the History of the Book in Late Qing and Early Twentieth-Century China,, (at the Le France building, 190, avenue de France, 75013 Paris, room 2).

As part of the PRES héSam (Pôle de recherche et d'enseignement supérieur: "Research and Higher Education Cluster") financing has been allocated for training and research on Asia for the period 2013-2015 (NExT program of the PRES héSam Dynamiques asiatiques.
Échanges, réseaux, mobilités). The first call for projects involves students; a second is to be for researchers.
EFEO Paris Seminar
The EFEO Paris seminar is taking place on Monday, October 11 (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). Urs App (EFEO research associate) is talking on "Le premier livre occidental sur le Bouddhisme [The first western book on Buddhism]," Maison de l'Asie: 22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris (2nd floor conference room).
La vie des Centres
From October 21-25, the second workshop of the ANR Panini et les Paninéens aux 16e et 17e siècles [Panini and the Panineans in the 16th and 17th centuries] is being held in Pondicherry. The topic is "L'exemple grammatical entre grammaire, lexique et usage" ["The Grammatical Example within Grammar, Lexicon and Verbal Usage"]. Contact: francois.grimal@gmail.com
On October 3, Pierre Pichard and Christophe Pottier are going to Si Thep with a team from the Archaeology and Architecture group from the Bangkok Fine Arts department to visit, among other things, the excavations being carried on by Pongdhan Sampaongern, archaeologist and director of the Si Thep historic park.

From October 22 to 24 Peter Skilling is taking part in the workshop Translating the Words of the Buddha: Advice from the Tradition, organized by the Khyentse Foundation at Bodh Gaya (Bihar, India).
On October 27 (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Peter Skilling is talking on "Kangyur and Tangyur: The Treasure Troves of India's Lost Wisdom" at the Conference Translating the Words of the Buddha: Preserving a Priceless Legacy of India, at the India International Centre (New Delhi).
Phnom Penh
The exhibition of photographs by George Groslier Avec les danseuses royales du Cambodge [With Cambodia's royal dancers], shown by the EFEO last year at the Phnom Penh National Museum, is now to be presented in the former rotunda library of the Guimet Museum of Asian Art, from October 16, 2013, to January 13, 2014.

From September 29 to October 5, Chea Socheat of the EFEO conservation workshop at the Phnom Penh National Museum is escorting sculptural fragments from the Phnom Pehn museum to the Guimet Museum for the exhibition Angkor: Naissance d'un mythe - Louis Delaporte et le Cambodge [Angkor: Birth of a Myth - Louis Delaporte and Cambodia]. This shipment consists of fragments (restored in the workshop) of part of the statue of a dancing Siva from the Prasat Thom temple at Koh Ker and from the Preah Kahn temple at Kompong Svay (commissioned by King Jayavarman VII).
For the first three weeks of October Emmanuel Francis is visiting the Jakarta Centre to complete, with Arlo Griffiths, a study of the oldest inscriptions in Indonesia (the Sanskrit inscriptions of kings Mūlavarman and Pūrṇavarman), as part of a project that has been underway since 2010.

Chiang Mai
On October 18, Yves Goudineau is addressing the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres on the topic "Ouvrages circulaires et rituels sacrificiels dans la péninsule indochinoise [Circulating texts and sacrificial rituals in the Indochinese peninsula]."

Christine Hawixbrock and Bertrand Porte are visiting Champassak - Wat Phu and then Savannakhet - as part of an EFEO and "FSP Vat Phu" joint project, visiting together all the local museums to check on the conservation, restoration, and presentation of their collections.
As part of the new series of Histoire, Archéologie, Société (2013-2014) lectures, with the topic of "Villes curiales et cultures de cour en Europe et en Chine, XIIe-XVIIIe siècles [Administrative towns and court cultures in Europe and in China]," organised in collaboration with the History Department of Peking Univesity and the EHEES, the EFEO Centre in Peking is receiving three guests during October: Pierre Monnet (EHESS, Frankfurt University), Bernhard Jussen (Frankfurt University), and Mathieu Arnoux (EHESS, Paris 7). Each will give two lectures, to take place in the History Department at Peking University.
Pierre Monnet:
- Ville et cour dans l'Occident médiéval: une dynamique entre concurrence et integration [City and court in the medieval West: a dynamic between competition and integration] (Tuesday, October 15;
- Le cas de Francfort: une ville "capitale" sans cour dans l'Empire de la fin du Moyen Âge [The case of Frankfurt: a "capital" city without a court during the Empire of the late Middle Ages] (Thursday, October 17).

Bernhard Jussen:
- La cour et le palais à l'époque du gouvernement itinérant: les terres franques dans le premier Moyen Âge [The court and the palace during the time of the itinerant government of the Frankish lands during the early Middle Ages] (Tuesday, October 22);
- Des cours itinérantes aux cours résidentes : le haut Moyen Âge [From itinerant courts to resident
courts: the High Middle Ages] (Thursday, October 24).

Mathieu Arnoux:
- Une capitale royale et son espace métropolitain: Paris (XIIe-XVe siècles) [A royal capital and
its metropolitan territory: Paris (12th-15th centuries] (Tuesday, October 29)
- Pouvoir royal et activités de production (France-Angleterre, XIIIe-XVe siècles) [Royal power
and industrial activities: France and England, 12th-15th centuries] (Thursday, October 31).
From September 28 to October 3, Paola Calanca is in Naples, where she is taking part in the international colloquium on Maritime East Asia in the Light of History (16th - 18th Centuries). Sources, Archives, Researches: Present Results and Future Perspectives, organised by the University of Naples "L'Orientale." She is talking on the topic "Xiamen. Essay on urban epigraphy."

From October 4 to 12, she is to be in Paris to do work on the publishing of the Sigaut holdings at the Musée national de la Marine.

From October 24 to November 1 she is to be in Haicheng (Fujian, China), as part of the archaeological project concerning the port of Haicheng and its hinterland. She is responsible for the analysis of the defensive system in the region.

Armand Desbat (CNRS) is in Taipei from October 14 to 19 in connection with the collaboration between the EFEO and the National Palace Museum. He is giving two lectures:
- Les grès Khmers (9e-14e siècles), Techniques, typologie et origins [Khmer stoneware (9th to 14th centuries). Methods, typology, and origins], (Chia-yi, Maison de la Culture, 16 October);
- Nouvelles données sur la chronologie des grès Khmers [New data on the chronology of Khmer stoneware], (Taipei, Taiwan National University, le 18 October).
From October 17 to 26, Élisabeth Chabanol and Christophe Pottier are to be on the site of Kaesông in the People's Democratic Republic of Korea as part of the archaeological mission (MAE-EFEO), in order to carry out post-excavation work and to prepare the 2014 season.

Interview with Élisabeth Chabanol on the inclusion of the Kaesong site in UNESCO's World Heritage list (June 2013) in the newspaper Le Monde for September 26: "Kaesong, un passé choisi [Kaesong, a chosen past]," Philippe Pons.
[Introduction to the Buddhist Kanbun: reading of tale 40 ("Journey of Prince Mahātyāgavat") from the Xianyu-jing/Gengu-kyō," 3], (6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Tôyô bunko lecture room).

From October 2013 to January, Nobumi Iyanaga is teaching at Tokyo's Sophia University, in the Faculty of Liberal Arts. His course is entitled "Religion and Art: Narrative World of Buddhism and its Arts" and takes place every Friday (1:30 to 4:30 p.m.).

On October 24 and 25 Nobumi Iyanaga is taking part in the colloquium Bouddhisme et encyclopédie, at the Hugot Foundation of the Collège de France (Paris), and is talking on the topic "Idées pour une mise en ligne d'un Hōbōgirin ideal [Ideas for an ideal online Hōbōgirin]."
On October 24 and 25, two days of study and a workshop on "Les mutations paysagères de la ville japonaise [Landscape changes in the Japanese town]," organized by Nicolas Fiévé and Benoît Jacquet as part of the program Paris Nouveaux Mondes of the PRES hésam, under the sponsorship of the EPHE and the EFEO, are taking place in the premises of the Collège de France at 3, rue d'Ulm.

n Monday, October 21, Benoît Jacquet is taking part in the TV program Dans tes yeux, dedicated to Kyoto and broadcast on TV channel ARTE at 5:45 p.m.

View out onto the cityscape and the mountains to the west of Kyoto from the third floor of the new EFEO Centre in Kyoto. The structure and wooden framework of the building were put up on the site in two days, using the pre-cut wood work (posts and beams). Photo taken (by Benoît Jacquet) on September 23, 2013, at 5 p.m.

On Friday, September 20, there was a ceremony on the worksite of the new EFEO Centre in Kyoto to mark the installation of the first roof beam (tôjôshiki 凍上式) in the presence of the French Consul General in Kyoto, M. Charles-Henri Brosseau, the on-site architect, Manuel Tardits of the Mikan Agency, as well as the building crew from the Amuza construction company. To mark the occasion, the master builder poured sake and the EFEO representative some rice and salt at the foot of the four corner posts of the building.
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