November 2013
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
Colloquia, visits, and meetings
Franciscus Verellen, Director, Chair of the Steering Committee for ECAF, the European Consortium for Asian Fieldwork, is going to Hamburg University on November 2. He will be giving a paper as part of the "Manuscript Culture" program (Sonderforschungsbereich Manuskriptkulturen) of the Asia-Africa Institute, a founding member of the ECAF Public Interest Group in 2013.

On November 22, Franciscus Verellen is attending the workshop day Visions d'Angkor: des premières études à la recherche contemporaine [Visions of Angkor: from the first studies to contemporary research] taking place in the auditorium of the Guimet Museum of Asian Arts.

Franciscus Verellen, as member of the Expert Advisory Group (EAG) "Horizon 2020" of the European Commission, is taking part in the EAG meeting in Brussels on November 27.As Coordinator of the PCRD7 SEATIDE project, on November 28 Franciscus Verellen is taking part in the seminar of the members of the Southeast Asian division of the SEAE (Service européen pour l'action extérieure [European foreign affairs service]) entitled L'Union européenne et l'Asie du Sud-est: les enjeux de l'intégration régionale [The European Union and Southeast Asians: the chances of regional integration]. The seminar is being organized by SEATIDE in Brussels (see below).

Franciscus Verellen is taking part in the meetings of the Academic Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Nantes on November 29.
As part of the PCRD 7 "SEATIDE" project, coordinated by the EFEO with the support of the General Directorate for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, a seminar for members of the Southeast Asia division of the European Foreign Affairs Service (SEAE) is being organized for November 28 in Brussels. The topic is announced as L'Union européenne et l'Asie du Sud-est: les enjeux de l'intégration régionale [The European Union and Southeast Asians: the chances of regional integration]. This seminar constitutes a platform for discussion intended to promote a better understanding of the cultural, religious, historical, and political forces at work in the transformation going on right now in the societies of Southeast Asia.

Po Dharma Quang is in Kuala Lumpur until December 15 to continue work on the digitizing, inventory, and indexing of the royal Champa archives (1702-1810) in cooperation with Danny Wong Tze-Ken (University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur) and Niu Junkai (Quang Chau University, China).

From November 7 to 10, Pierre-Yves Manguin is taking part in the conference Proto-Globalisation in the Indian Ocean World: Multidisciplinary Perspectives at Oxford University. He is presenting an address entitled "Skippers and entrepreneurs: The ship-masters of pre-modern Insular Southeast Asia."From November 21 to 28, Pierre-Yves Manguin is at McGill University in Montréal to take part in the workshop On East Africa and Early Trans-Indian Ocean World Interchange, where he is presenting a talk on "Early Southeast Asian trans-Indian-Ocean Voyages: a reconsideration."

From November 11 to 22, Kuo Liying is visiting Taïwan. On November 16 and 17 she is taking part in the conference on Dunhuang and Turfan studies being organized by the Chinese Literatures Department of Chenggong University in Tainan. She is talking on "New research on the copies of unknown Buddhist sūtras in central China, found at Dunhuang" (Dunhuang xiejing zhong de Zhongyuan weichuan jingdian xintan 敦煌寫經中的中原未傳經典新探).

During early November, at the invitation of the Smithsonian Institution, François Lachaud is to be in Washington, D.C., at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, to make a presentation on his research on Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) and to assist in the preparation of the exhibition to be dedicated to this artist in March 2014.On November 18, at 3 p.m., François Lachaud is to be the guest of Bénédicte Boissonas, on Fréquence protestante, for a broadcast dedicated to Kanazawa and its culture.

Éric Bourdonneau is taking part in Fabien Chébaut's thesis defense on the subject "Une géographie historique du Campa du Sud: l'exemple du pays de Panrang (mi XVIIIe - début XXe siècle) [Historical geography of South Champa: the example of the Panrang district (mid 18th to early 20th century)]," under the direction of Philippe Papin. The defense is taking place on November 26, at 9:30 a.m., at the Maison de l'Asie.

François Lagirarde is presenting a talk on "Artistic and Technical Visual Elements about the Northern Thai Manuscripts: some Examples from the Digital EFEO Catalog," at the conference on Manuscripts and Epigraphy being held at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, of the University of Hamburg, from November 14 to 16.

The Administrative Council of the EFEO is meeting on Friday, November 15, at 9:30 a.m.
Francis Nikou, computer engineer, has been hired by the EFEO as of November 18 to serve as director for the development of web applications. We extend to him a warm welcome.

The EFEO's hiring commission is meeting on November 19 and 20 to interview candidates for the post of Lecturer in "Language, literature, or archaeology of Southeast Asia."
Bulletin de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient 97 - 98 (2010 - 2011), 520 pp.

François Lagirarde, Mémoires de Thaïlande (a description of the EFEO's archival photograph holdings on Thailand), a joint publication EFEO-Magellan, November 2013, 63 pages.
Yves Goudinneau, "Paul Pelliot, franc-tireur de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient" in Jean-Pierre Drège and Michel Zink (ed.), Paul Pelliot, de l'histoire à la legende. Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, Paris, October 2013, pp. 21-28.

Éric Bourdonneau, Pierre-Yves Manguin "Avec Pelliot, ‘le long de l'abîme,'" in Jean-Pierre Drège and Michel Zink (ed.), Paul Pelliot, de l'histoire à la légende, Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, Paris, octobre 2013, pp. 29-43.

Iyanaga Nobumi, "Chūsei shintō: ‘Nihon no Hindu-kyō?' ron: Nihon bunka-shi ni okeru Indo
[Presentation of a hypothesis: May medieval shintō be considered a sort of ‘Japanese Hinduism'? India in the cultural history of Japan]," in Daijō bukkyō no Ajia [L'Asie du Bouddhisme du Grand Véhicule], coll. "Daijō bukkyō" [Le Bouddhisme du Grand Véhicule] 10. Tōkyō: Shunjū-sha, 2013, pp. 255-283.

Lü Pengzhi, "Zhongguo xiancun difang daojiao yishi xintan" [New research on living Taoist ritual in China], Zongjiao xue yanjiu 2013/3, pp. 28-48.
Franciscus Verellen has been named a member of the Expert Advisory Group "Horizon 2020" of the European Commission.
EFEO Paris Seminar
The EFEO Paris Seminar is taking place on Monday, November 25 (11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.): Wannasarn Noonsuk (Head of the Research Unit for Archaeology, and Lecturer in the Ph.D. Program in Asian Studies, Walailak University, Southern Thailand) is talking on "New Discoveries in Peninsular Siam: the archaeology of Tambralinga," Maison de l'Asie (2nd floor conference room): 22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris.
Of Special Note
On Monday, November 25, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Virginia Shih, Southeast Asian Librarian at the East Asian Library of the University of California at Berkeley, is presenting a lecture on "Curating Global Southeast Asia Scholarly Resources: Challenges and Opportunities" at the Maison de l'Asie (ground floor lecture room).
Frédéric Girard's seminar: Philologie du bouddhisme au Japon [Philology of Buddhism in Japan]
First semester: Xuanzang (602-664) in Japon. Reading of texts in both prose and poetic form as well as of the painted scroll Genjō sanzō-e (14th century).
Second semester: The Nō treatises of Konparu Zenchiku (1405-1468).
Mondays, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Sorbonne (stairway U, Room 436).

Kuo Liying's Seminar (EPHE, Historical and philological studies): Philologie du bouddhisme chinois: I. Apparitions en rêve et purification dans les rituels bouddhistes d'après un dhāraṇī-sūtra du Ve siècle; II. Version primitive du Grand dhāraṇī-sūtra conservée dans les manuscrits de Dunhuang [Philology of Chinese Buddhism: I. Dream visions and purification in Buddhist rituals as reported in a dhāraṇī-sūtra of the 5th century; II: Early version of the Great dhāraṇī-sūtra preserved among the Dunhuang manuscripts].
The first and third Fridays of each month, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Maison de l'Asie, 5th floor room). The first meeting takes place on Friday, November 29

Éric Boudonneau's seminar, in cooperation with Michel Antelme, Grégory Mikaelian, and Joseph Thach: Langue, histoire et sources textuelles du Cambodge ancien et modern [Language, history, and textual sources in ancient and modern Cambodia].
First meeting on November 15, at the Maison de l'Asie (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.).

Dominic Goodall's seminar: Corpus des inscriptions khmères [Corpus of Khmer inscriptions].
First meeting, Thursday, November 7 (3:00 to 5:00 p.m.) at the Maison de l'Asie (4th floor room).Dominic Goodall's seminar: Les débuts du tantrisme çivaïte à travers des sources sanskrites inédites [The beginnings of tantric Shaivism through unpublished Sanskrit sources]. Topic to be studied "Cherchez les femmes! Déesses, dévotes et courtisanes dans le Śaiva-siddhānta [Find the women! Goddesses, worshippers, and courtesans in the Śaiva-siddhānta]."
First meeting, November 6 (3:00 to 5:00 p.m.) at the Maison de l'Asie, 2nd floor meeting 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:
From November 11 to 13, Christophe Pottier is taking part in the conference On Early Asian Urbanism at Leiden University. He is giving a talk on "Early Angkorian urbanism."

He is also giving a presentation on November 15 at the Société Asiatique, on "Un Buddha peut en cacher un autre. Nouvelles considérations sur la fin d'Angkor [A Buddha can have another one inside. New thoughts on the end of Angkor]" (5:15 p.m. at the Palais de l'Institut, 23 quai de Conti, Hugot Room).

Chistophe Pottier is also talking on November 28, at 7:30 p.m., at the Bangkok Alliance française, on "Angkor et ses nouvelles découvertes archéologiques [Angkor and new archaeological discoveries there]" as one of the Les Jeudis de la culture [Culture Thursdays] talks.
Then he is presenting recent research being done at the Preah Khan at Kompong Svay during the colloquium Visions d'Angkor: des premières études à la recherche contemporaine [Visions of Angkor: from the first studies to contemporary research] taking place in the auditorium of the Guimet Museum of Asian Arts on November 22, in connection with the exhibition Angkor: Naissance d'un mythe-Louis Delaporte et le Cambodge [Angkor: Birth of a myth-Louis Delaporte and Cambodia].
From November 14 to 15, Arlo Griffiths is at the colloquium Manuscripts and Epigraphy taking place at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures of the University of Hamburg. He is talking on "The Combined Use of Manuscripts and Inscriptions in the Study of Pre-Islamic Indonesian Palaeography and Codicology."
On November 28 and 29, Véronique Degroot and Arlo Griffiths are guiding Stéphane Martin, Director of the Quai Branly Museum, on visits to the sites of Borobudur and Prambanan.
Chiang Mai
On Tuesday, November 12, the EFEO Centre is hosting a meeting of the INTG (Informal Northern Tai Group) with a program on the history of the EFEO and its establishment in Chiang Mai, to be followed by a visit to the Centre's library. This is to be the 368th meeting of the INTG, which brings together on a monthly basis researchers and long-time residents of Chiang Mai who are interested in regional history and social questions involving Thailand or the neighboring countries.

Stephen F. Teiser (Professor at Princeton University, where he holds the D.T. Suzuki Chair of Buddhist Studies) is to be the guest of the EFEO in Chiang Mai from November 13 to 17. He is giving a lecture at the EFEO on Thursday, November 14, at 6:30 p.m., on the topic "Picturing Rebirth in Buddhist Temples". He is also presenting his book Reinventing the Wheel: Paintings of Rebirth in Medieval Buddhist Temples, which received the AIBL's Stanislas Julien prize.
From November 3 to 6, Christine Hawixbrock is taking part as an expert adviser at the first UNESCO coordination meeting on international cooperation on the classified site Wat Phu-Champassak.

As part of the Journées lao-françaises de la recherche pour le développement [Laotian-French days on research for development], on November 26-28 Christine Hawixbrock is taking part in the scholarly colloqium Les villes émergentes en Asie du Sud-Est. Gouvernance urbaine, foncier et regulation [Emerging cities in Southeast Asia: urban governance, real estate and regulation].

With Jean-Charles Castel, director of the FSP Vat Phu, she is talking on November 28 on the topic "Retours d'expériences de la protection du site archéologique classé de Vat Phu [Experience gained in protecting the classified archaeological site of Wat Phu]."
As part of the new series of lectures on Histoire, Archéologie, Société (2013-2014), with the topic of "Villes de cour et cultures de cour en Europe et en Chine, XIIe-XVIIIe siècles [Administrative towns and court cultures in Europe and in China, 12th to 18th centuries]," organized in collaboration with the History Department of Peking Univesity and the EHEES, the EFEO Centre in Peking is receiving two guests during November: Jean-Frédéric Schaub (EHESS) and Fanny Cosandey (EHESS). Each of them is giving two lectures (History Department, Peking University).
Jean-Frédéric Schaub :
1. Les sociétés de cour et la formation des institutions de gouvernement dans l'Europe moderne [Court society and the shaping of government institutions in modern Europe]
2. La Cour d'Espagne aux XVIe-XVIIe siècles [The Spanish court in the 16th and 17th centuries]
Fanny Cosandey :
1. La Cour de France sous les Valois (XVIe siècle) [The French court under the Valois (15th century)]
2. Les conflits de rang à la Cour: un moyen de gouvernement ? [Conflicts over rank in the Court: a means of government?]
Hong Kong
From Novembet 15 to 19, as part of the research project on "Local ritual traditions in southeast China" directed by Professor Tam Wai Lun at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lü Pengzhi is carrying out on-site investigations of the ritual transmission of Celestial Master registers in Xiushui district (Jiangxi province, China).
On Monday, November 4, Catherine Jami (CNRS) is giving lecture at the History and Philology Institute of the Academia Sinica on the topic Western Learning in the Qing Empire: The Role of the Manchu Language in the Circulation of Knowledge during the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722), to be commented on by Alezei Volkov (National Tsing Hua University). This event is being organised jointly by the EFEO Centre in Taipei and the IHP (International History Project).

On Thursday, November 7, a workshop is taking place as part of the ANR/NSC project Maritime knowledge for China Seas (16th-18th centuries) with participants resident in Taipei and Claudine Salmon (CNRS).

From November 9 to 16, Paola Calanca is in Xiamenfin to continue her work on analyzing rock inscriptions, the principal materials for her planned publication Xiamen. Essai d'épigraphie urbaine [Xiamen: Attempt at urban geography].
Ji Young Park (doctoral student in museum science and heritage mediation at the universities of Avignon and Quebec, and EFEO scholar in 2013) is at the Seoul Centre from October 31 to January 27, 2014. She is to be gathering documents connected with the preparation of her thesis on "La diffusion du modèle du musée national de l'Europe vers l'Asie et ses développements contemporains en matière de démocratisation. Cas des musées nationaux de Corée du Sud [The spread of the model of the national museum from Europe into Asia and its contemporary developments in the matter of democratization: Case history of the national museums of South Korea]."
The Buddhism seminar at the Tokyo EFEO Centre is to take place on Mondays, November 11 and 25 (6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Tôyô bunko lecture hall): introduction to the Buddhist kanbun, reading of story 40 ("Journey of Prince Mahātyāgavat") from the Xianyu-jing/Gengu-kyō, 4 and 5.
Top storey (meeting and lecture room) of the new building that will house the EFEO Centre in Kyoto. The structure is in place and the walls are ready to be insulated. (The glass wool to be used for this purpose has been furnished by the Saint-Gobain Company, one of the main donors to the EFEO Centre construction project along with the Horiba group).
(photographie Benoît Jacquet, octobre 2013)
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