Agenda EFEO March 2014
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Franciscus Verellen and Yves Goudineau, on the occasion of the inauguration of the new EFEO Center in Kyoto on February 26, 2014.(© EFEO/image by Alexandre Maubert)

Franciscus Verellen, Sinologist, member of the Institute, and Director of the EFEO since 2004 has stepped down from the Directorate at the end of his second term, on February 27, 2014. Yves Goudineau, Southeast-Asian Ethnologist, Director of Studies and head of the EFEO Center in Chiang Mai, has been named Director of the EFEO by Presidential decree of February 26, 2014. He took up his functions as of February 28.

Inauguration of the new EFEO Center in Kyoto, on 26 February, 2014. From left to right: Yamashita Yasuo (General ‘Director of the Horiba Company), Kadokawa Daisaku (mayor of the city of Kyoto), Christian Masset (French Ambassador to Japan), Franciscus Verellen (Director of the EFEO), Philippe Schwindenhammer (President of the Saint-Gobain Glass Company in China and Japan). (© EFEO/image by Valérie Liger-Belair)
In memoriam
Pascal Royère in his Baphuon office, November 2010 (© P. Baptiste Musée Guimet)

It is with deep regret that the EFEO announces the passing of Director of Studies, Pascal Royère, at Toulouse, on Feburary 5, 2014, at the age of 49. Director of the largest restoration workshops of the EFEO at Angkor in recent years, most notably those at the Baphuon and the Western Mebon, Pascal Royère was the recipient of the Grand Prize of the Prince Louis de Polignac Foundation in 2007. In 2011 he was the joint winner of the Grand Prize in Archaeology awarded by the Simone and Cino del Duca Foundation to the team at the EFEO's Siem Reap Center.
A religious ceremony in his memory has been set for Friday, March 7, at 6 p.m., in the Saint-Pierre de Chaillot Church, 31 Avenue Marceau, Paris 16ème.
Colloquia, visits, and meetings
Franciscus Verellen, member of the Expert Advisory Group "Horizon 2020" of the European Commission, is taking part in a meeting of this group in Brussels on March 28.

At the invitation of the organizers, Yves Manguin is to be in Tokyo, from March 8 to 9, to take part in the colloquium State Formation and Social Integration in Pre-modern South and Southeast Asia: A Comparative Study of Asian Society, organized by the Toyo Bunko. He is giving a talk entitledl "At the origins of Srivijaya: the emergence of state and cities in Southeast Sumatra." On March 10 and 11 he is giving seminars at Sophia University with Hermann Kulke.

From March 20 to 26 Liying Kuo is visiting Shanghai to take part in the first international colloquium on Buddhist apocrypha organized by the Dunhuang Studies Institute at the College of Philosophical Studies at the Shanghai Normal University (上海師範大學哲學 學院敦煌學研究所). There she is giving a talk entitled "Xifang weijing yanjiu yu ‘Rushi wowen' 西方疑僞經研究與"如是我聞» (studies of the apocrypha in the West and the phrase evaṃ mayā śrutam which is the beginning of every sūtra). Then she will give, at the College of Philosophical Studies, a lecture on "La transmission et l'adaptation des textes bouddhiques indiens en Chine: traductions, inscriptions, copies, illustrations [The transmission and adaptation of Indian Buddhist texts in China] (Yindu fojing zai Zhongguo de chengchuan yu yanbian: cong fanjing dao kejing, xiejing dao jingbian 印度佛經在中國的承 傳與演變:從翻經到刻經、寫經到經變)."

On March 21, as part of the themed workshop started by Marie Fourcade, Tiziana Leucci, and Raphaël Rousseleau and titled L'Amour entre norme et transgression: art, histoire, fiction [Love between norm and transgression: art, history, fiction], Dominic Goodall is talking on "Rudragaṇikā: Les courtisanes du temple shivaïte? Quelques sources anciennes jusqu'ici négligées [Rudragaṇikā: Courtesans in the Shivaite temple? Some ancient sources neglected until now.]" CEIAS, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., room 628 (6th floor, 190, avenue de France 75013 Paris).From March 24 to 28, the workshop on Histoire du shivaisme: lectures d'inscriptions et de manuscrits anciens [History of Shivaism: reading ancient inscriptions and manuscripts], organized by Dominic Goodall and Judit Törzsök (UMR 7528/Lille III), is being held in Paris.

From march 20 to 24 François Lagirarde is going to the Center for the study of Manuscript Cultures at Hamburg University on the invitation of its director. He is taking part, as a member of the committee of sub-editors, in the meetins of the EMCAA project (Encyclopedia of Manuscript Cultures in Asia and Africa) that is to be published by de Gruyter in Berlin). On March 20 he is giving a talk entitled "Manuscript culture of northern Thailand: from field to (Internet) files, the EFEO experience."

Lu Kang 陸康 (Luca Gabbiani), "Qingdai falü wenxian shiye zhongde jingshenbing yu sha fumu" 清代法律文獻視野中的精神病與殺父母 [Insanity and parricide in late imperial China, eighteenth-twentieth centuries], in Zhongguo gudai falü wenxian yanjiu 中國古代法律文獻研 究, vol. 7 (2013), pp. 433-454 [translated from the English by Guo Ruiqing 郭瑞卿].

Chabanol, Élisabeth, (2013), "Kaesong's Historic Monuments and Sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List," Koreana (Korea Foundation), 27(4), pp. 26-31, 2013.

Bernard Faure and Iyanaga Nobumi (ed.), The Way of Yin and Yang: Divinatory Techniques and Religious Practices / La voie du Yin et du Yang: techniques divinatoires et pratiques religieuses, Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie 21 (2012)

Iyanaga Nobumi, "La ‘possession' des esprits animaux (tsukimono) au Japon et la mythologie bouddhique/Possession by animal spirits (tsukimono) in Japan," Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie 21 (2012), pp. 387-403.

Un siècle d'Histoire, l'École française d'Extrême-Orient au Japon [A century of History: the EFEO in Japan]. Contributors: Franciscus Verellen, Jean-Noël Robert, François Lachaud, Iyanaga Nobumi, Benoît Jacquet, Frédéric Girard, Anne Bouchy. Joint publication EFEO/Magellan, 123 pages, bilingual, February 2014.

Objectif Vietnam: photographies de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient [Objective Vietnam: EFEO photographs], exhibition catalog. Contributors: Léon Vandermeersch, Philippe Le Failler, Olivier Tessier, Andrew Hardy, Philippe Papin, Pascal Bourdeaux, Isabelle Poujol, Paris-Musées Publications, 172 pages, February 2014.
From March 24 to 30, Antony Boussemart and Pinutsajee Sallaberry are in Philadelphia to take part in the meetings of the CEAL (Council of East Asian Libraries) and the CORMOSEA (Council of Research Materials on Southeast Asia), preliminaries to the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies. These are meeting that offer occasion for the further development of networks put in place during recent years and the strengthening of our publications exchange partnerships.,

The library at the Maison de l'Asie is happy to present its first thematic exhibition: La littérature jeunesse dans les fonds de la bibliothèque [Young people's literature in the library collection]. Primers, school textbooks, novels for teenagers - all published in India, China, Thailand, etc. Come and learn about the great Asian production of works designed for 3- to 18-year-olds. The Exhibition has been set up in the library's reading room and opens on March 3. Free admission.
Photo Library
The exhibition Objectif Vietnam, photographies de l'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient [Objective Vietnam: EFEO photographs], at the Cernuschi Museum from March 14 to June 29, retraces the first scholarly missions of the EFEO in Vietnam. Ninety-four archival photographs accompanied by 16 watercolors by René Mercier make up the exhibition.
EFEO Paris Seminar
The monthly EFEO Paris Seminar is taking place on Monday, March 31 (noon to 2:30 p.m.): a showing, in memory of Pascal Royère, of the film Angkor, l'aventure du Baphuon [Angkor, the adventure of the Baphuon], made by Didier Fassio (completed in 2010-2011, 52 min.), Maison de l'Asie (22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, ground floor meeting room).
La vie des Centres
From March 4 to 7 and again for the last week of the month, Chistophe Pottier is in Siem Reap pto continue his post-excavation work with the MAFKATA mission carried out by Hong Ranet and Nicolas Nauleau.
Phnom Penh
Twenty sculptures from the Cambodian National Museum are being lent (leaving on March 11) to the New York Metropolitan Museum for the exhibition Lost Kingdoms (April 14 to July 27). The sculptures selected for this show have, over recent years, undergone serious conservation and restoration by the Museum's workshop. Some of the sculptures have undergone considerable change, for example the Buddha from Wat Kompong Luong, which is leaving the Phnom Penh collection for the first time. The workshop has also carried out in Vietnam the restoration of fourteen works borrowed from the Danang Museum of Cham Scupture and the Ho Chi Minh City History Museum.

The seminar organized by the EFEO and the National Museum, along with the Royal Fine Arts Museum, is beginning again with third-year archaeology students, meeting from March to June on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
From March 15 to April 5, Christine Hawixbrock and Marielle Santoni (CNRS) are continuing the 2014 excavation season of the French archaeolical mission in South Laos that began in February in the Wat Ph region on the Nong Hua Thong site in Savannakhet province.

An exhibition, De Vat Phu à Angkor, archives photographiques de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient [From Wat Phu to Angkor: EFEO photo archives] is showing in the Savannakhet historical museum from March 15 to 31. This showing follows its installation from January 15 to 26 in Vientiane, in the French Institute in Laos, and at the Wat Phu site from February 12 to 28.
As part of the colloquium De l'Indochine coloniale au Việt Nam actuel [From colonial Indochina to modern Vietnam], organized by the Académie des Sciences d'Outre-mer [Academy of Overseas Studies], with the collaboration of the Universities Jean-Moulin (Lyon-III), Nantes (CRHIA) and Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), eand to be held in Paris from March 20 to 22, Olivier Tessier is presenting a talk on "La réforme agraire en RDVN: du cadre idéologique aux réalités locales de son application [Agrarian reform in the Vietnamese Democratic Republic: from the ideological point of view to local realities in its application]."
From March 26 to 30 Luca Gabbiani is in Philadelphia to take part in the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies. He is giving a talk on "To know or not to know? The notion of fanshi bu zhi (犯時不知) in Ming-Qing China's juridical thinking and judicial practice" as part of the panel Rereading the Qing code: The Chinese Legal Science in Action, which he has organized with his colleague Frédéric Constant (Université Paris X Nanterre)
On Friday, March 7, Charlotte Pollet (Jiaotong National University, Hsinchu, Taiwan) is giving a lecture at the Institute for History and Philology of the Academia Sinica on the topic The influence of Qing dynasty editorial work on the modern interpretation of mathematical sources: the case of Li Rui's edition of Li Ye's mathematical treatises, to be commented on by Chu Ping-yi (IHP, Academia Sinica). This talk is organized jointly by the Taipei EFEO Center, the International History Program (IHP), and the Taiwan CEFC branch.

On Friday, March 28, Gilles Boileau (Tamkang University, Taiwan), is talking on the topic "Playing with ritual: ceremonial images in the Daodejing". This lecture is organized as part of the EFEO-CEFC seminars.
From March 6 to 29 Élisabeth Chabanol is visiting the People's Democratic Republic of Korea in order to continue her research with the National Authority for the Protection of Cultural Heritage. The windup of work done on the Kaesông fortress from 2011 to2013, the preparation of an exhibition of these results in Pyongyang, as well as the choice of objects for the catalog of the Koryô Museum in Kaesông are the focus of this visit.
The seminar on Buddhism at the EFEO's Tokyo Center takes place on Monday, February 3 and 17 (from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tôyô bunko lecture hall): introduction to the Buddhist kanbun, reading of story du conte 40 ("Voyage du Prince Mahātyāgavat") of the Xianyu-jing/Gengu-kyō, 12 and 13.
The New EFEO Center in Kyoto, February 25, 2014 (© EFEO/image Benoit Jacquet)
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