Agenda June 2015
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
Colloquia, visits, and meetings
On June 4 Yves Goudineau, Director, is to be in Brussels to participate, as coordinator of the European project PCRD/FP7 SEATIDE (Integration in Southeast Asia: Trajectories of Inclusion, Dynamics of Exclusion), in the third colloquium bringing together research results. This colloquium, organized in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy to the European Union, is focused on the topic of "Maritime Southeast Asia: Conflict and Cooperation.

He is also, on June 11, convening the General Assembly of the French Association of Friends of the Orient (Association française des Amis de l'Orient - AFAO) of which he is the president. On June 17 he is taking part in the working seminar bringing together directors of the PSL on the research plans to be put into place within the COMUE.

On June 9, Charlotte Schmid is presenting a talk on "Playing flute under a mountain, dancing upon a snake hood: about the specificities of the Southern contribution to the iconography of Kṛṣṇa" at the international colloquium co-organized by Dominic Goodall (EFEO), Tiziana Leucci (CNRS-CEIAS) and Davesh Soneji (McGill University, Montréal), on Temple, Court, Salon, Stage: Crafting Dance Repertoire in South India, at the Maison des Cultures du Monde (101 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris).

On June 23 the administrative and scholarly councils of the EFEO are meeting at the Maison de l'Asie.

On June 4, as part of the research project PCRD 7 SEATIDE (Integration in Southeast Asia: Trajectories of Inclusion, Dynamics of Exclusion), in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy in Brussels, the third colloquium presenting the results of research is taking place, on the topic "Maritime Southeast Asia: Conflict and Cooperation."

Pierre-Yves Manguin is visiting Taipei to take part in a workshop being organized as part of the ANR project Maritime knowledge for China Seas, co-directed by Paola Calanca (EFEO) and Chen Kuo-tung (Academia Sinica).

On June 4, Fabienne Jagou is the discussant for the panel dealing with translators at the international study day Élites du Japon moderne. Traducteurs, médecins, ingénieurs et architectes [Japan's Modern Elites. Translators, Doctors, Engineers, and Architects] organized by the Centre de recherches sur les civilisations de l'Asie orientale (CRCAO) [Center for research on East Asian Civilizations] and the China Korea Japan (CCJ-UMR 8173) laboratory, with the support of the Labex Dynasia, at the EHESS.

On June 6 and 7, Frédéric Girard is the guest of Mme Kuranaka at the conference La Route de la Soie, Est et Ouest: les échanges littéraires, historiques et religieux [The Silk Road, East and West: literary, historical, and religious exchanges], organized by the interuniversity association for the study of the Japanese language and literature in Tokyo. Frédéric Girard is talking on "Xuanzang (602-664) et les nouvelles formes de méditation qu'il a introduites [Xuanzang (602-664) and the new meditation techniques he introduced]."

As part of the research activities on Dunhuang being carried on within the UMR 8155-CRCAO (Centre de recherche sur les civilisations de l'Asie orientale [Center for research on East Asian Civilizations]) and the EFEO, Wang Jianjun and Zhang Jingfeng, researchers at the Dunhuang Institute, are each giving two lectures:

Thursday, June 18, at the Maison de l'Asie (22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris, 2nd floor meeting room):

- 2 p.m., Wang Jianjun: "Recherches archéologiques dans le secteur nord des grottes de Mogao [Archaeological research in the northern sector of the Mogao caves]."

- 3:30 p.m., Zhang Jingfeng: "La grotte 217 de Mogao: une salle de penitence [Mogau cave 217: a penitence room]."

Wednesday, June 24, at the Collège de France (52, rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, Lévi-Strauss Room, ground floor):

- 3 p.m., Zhang Jingfeng: "La famille YIN de Dunhuang et la réalisation des grottes de Mogao [The YIN family of Dunhuang and the Mogao caves]."

- 4:30 p.m., Wang Jianjun: "Nouvelles découvertes archéologiques dans les Grottes des Mille Buddhas de l'Ouest [New archaeological discoveries in the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas of the West]"
Dominic Goodall has been reappointed to the EFEO Center in Pondicherry.

Benoît Jacquet, "On Things to Come: What contemporary Japanese architecture should be like," in Nihon ishiki no mirai: gurôbarizêshon to Nihon ishiki [The future of Japanese identity and globalization],published by the Center for International Research in Japanese Studies at, Tôkyô, Hôsei daigaku kokusai nihongaku kenkyûjo, coll. "Kokusai nihongaku kenkyû gisho," vol. 24, pp. 191-216.
EFEO Paris Seminar
As an exception to our usual pattern, the EFEO Paris is presenting two seminars in June.

- Monday, June 15 (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.): presentation by Ken George (Australian National University) on the topic "Cosmography and Politics in Upland Southeast Asia: A Set of Questions," Maison de l'Asie (22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, 2nd floor meeting room).

In his recent book, The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia, political scientist James C. Scott argues that the relatively egalitarian peoples of Zomia (the mountain region spanning mainland Southeast Asia and southwest China) have historically pursued a kind of statelessness that would allow them refuge from political subjugation by lowland states. Neither cosmography nor gender factor significantly into his account of upland-lowland political relations. Using materials from my research and fieldwork in upland South and West Sulawesi, Indonesia-quite far from Zomia-I treat cosmography as crucial to the upland political imagination in its variable embrace and evasion of the lowland state.
- Monday, June 22, at the Cernuschi Museum, at 10:50 a.m., Mael Bellec (mounter of the exhibition) is talking on L'École de Lingnan: L'Éveil de la Chine modern [The Lingnan School: Birth of modern China]." Cernuschi Museumi, 7 avenue Velasquez, Paris 75008. Reservations required; contact Isabelle Poujol: 

The last great school of traditional Chinese painting, the Lignan school, started in Guangdon (the modern region of Canton), a province long open to international trade and foreign influences. At the beginning of the 20th century, Chen Shuren and the Gao brothers - Gao Jianfu and Gao Qigeng - were concerned about the waning of political and cultural life in Chin. Like many of their contemporaries - artists and thinkers - they turned to Japan for models in establishing a Chinese modernity. They were inspired by the Nihonga movement reviving traditional Japanese painting, and they developed an original pictorial style.  The Lingnan school adopted the naturalist subjects typical of the Japanese sensitivity. In addition, themes inspired by contemporary reality and others portraying the people in their everyday activities played a role not appearing until then in Chinese art. The rise of a sense of nationalism in response to the Manchu State's loss of authority along with foreign interference led these artists to question the social and political implications of their work and to confront directly the tragic events currently under way
Life in the Centers
Melinda Fodor (doctoral candidate at the EPHE-IV section and Pres-HéSam scholarship holder), is in Pondicherry from April 1 to June 30, 2015, to work on her dissertation titled "Contribution à l'étude du genre dramatique des saṭṭaka, pièces en langue prakrite la Karpūramañjarī et ses successeurs [Contribution to the study of the dramatic form of the saṭṭaka, plays in the Prakrit language, the Karpūramañjarī and its successors]."

From June 28 to July 2 SAS Sarma and R. Sathyanarayanan are to be in Bangkok to take part in the 16th World Sanskrit Conference being organized by the Sanskrit Studies Centre, Silpakorn University, Bangkok (Thailand) and the International Association of Sanskrit Studies (IASS).

SAS Sarma is lecturing on "Particular rites described in the Āgniveśya-gṛhyasūtra, and customs followed by Āgniveśyagṛhyasūtra Brahmins" in the section on the Védas and Vedic literature and "Mātṛtantra texts of south India with special reference to the Mātṛsadbhāvatantra" in the section on the Āgamas and Tantras.

R. Sathyanarayanan is talking on "Śaiva Maṇipravāḷam? Commentaries in a blend of Sanskrit and Tamil on Śaiva Sanskrit Works" in the section dealing with Sanskrit in relation to regional languages and literature.

Dominic Goodall is co-organizing, with Tiziana Leucci (CNRS-CEIAS) and Davesh Soneji (McGill University, Montréal), an international colloquium Temple, Court, Salon, Stage: Crafting Dance Repertoire in South India, on June 9 at the Maison des Cultures Monde (101 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris)

Dominic Goodall's presentation at this colloquium deals with the topic "Rudragaṇikās: courtesans in Śiva's temple? Some hitherto neglected Sanskrit sources.

"From June 13 to 27 Dominic Goodall is teaching at the Royal Beaux Arts University in Phnom Penh as part of the INALCO master's program (Manusastra Project).

Dominic Goodall is to give two presentations at the 16th World Sanskrit Conference, this time organized in Bangkok by the Sanskrit Studies Centre at Silpakorn University from June 28 to July 2: "Further thoughts on the transmission of the Raghuvaṃśa" and "Reinterpreting the invocation stanzas that allude, punningly, to tantric notions in some tenth-century Cambodian inscriptions."
Chiang Mai
The exhibition, Archaeology in Angkor, vintage photographs from the archives of the EFEO, a segment of the exhibition mounted at the Cernuschi Museum in 2010, is being shown throughout the month of June at the Anantara Hotel. François Lagirarde is presenting it at its inauguration on June 5.

On June 26 François Lagirarde is taking part in the doctoral dissertation defence of Grégory Kourilsky on the topic "La place des ascendants familiaux dans le bouddhisme des Lao [The place of family influences in Lao Buddhism]" (Maison de l'Asie). This dissertation (for the EPHE) was written under the direction of Olivier de Bernon. Other members of the jury are Michel Antelme, Nalini Balbir, and Richard Pottier.
Phnom Penh
Sok Soda, of the sculpture conservation workshop at the Cambodian National Museum-EFEO, is visiting Wat Phu (southern Laos) to take up once again restoration work on the sculptures at the site's museum and on sculptural elements in the north gallery of the South Quadrangle.
On June 3, at 7 p.m., Christine Hawixbrock is lecturing on "Du trésor à la ville. Récente découverte archéologique dans le Sud-Laos [From treasure to town. A recent archaeological discover in South Laos]" at the Institut français du Laos (IFL) in Vientiane.
Ho Chi Minh City
From May 28 to June 28, Pascal Bourdeaux is re-displaying the exhibition Objectif Vietnam, photographies de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient [Focus on Vietnam, EFEO photographs] at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum (97A, Pho Duc Chinh, Nguyen Thai Binh district). This exhibition was mounted in 2014 by Paris-Musée at the Cernuschi Museum and then shown in Hanoi this past winter.
As part of the joint Peking University-EHESS-EFEO Center seminar, on the theme this year of L'État de droit [The Rule of Law], Pierre Monnet and Rainer Maria Kiesow (EHESS) are each giving three lectures at Peking University on the following dates:

Pierre Monnet:
- June 1, at 3 p.m.: "Le pouvoir royal source d'un ordre de la loi et du droit au Moyen Âge (France, Empire, XIIIe-XVe siècles) [Royal power as the source of order in law and rights in the Middle Ages (France, Empire, 13th to 15th centuries]." (Instruction Hall 1, room 203);
- June 5 at 3 p.m.: "Les villes et l'ordre urbain de la loi et du droit au Moyen Âge (XIIIe-XVe siècles) [Towns and civic order in law and rights during the Middles Ages (13th to 15th centuries)]." (Leo Ko Guan Building, room 127);
- June 8 at 3 p.m.: "Canossa 1077, entre pouvoir spirituel et pouvoir séculier: une étape décisive dans la formation de la pensée politique médiévale de l'Etat [Canossa 1077, between spiritual power and secular power: a decisive step in the development of medieval State political thought]." (Instruction Hall 1, room 203).

Rainer Maria Kiesow:
- June 15, at 3 p.m.: "L'État de droit (Rule of Law) ou l'unité du droit des rois: l'Ancien régime en France et en Allemagne (1600-1800) [the Rule of Law or the unity of the Rule of Kings in France and Germany (1600-1800)]." (Instruction Hall 1, room 203),
- June 17, at 3 p.m.: "L'État de droit (Rule of Law) ou l'unité des lois: l'époque des codifications en Europe [The Rule of Law or the unity of laws: the period of codifications in Europe]." (Instruction Hall 1, room 203),
- June 19, at 3 p.m.: "La torture: hier, aujourd'hui, demain [Torture: yesterday, today, tomorrow]" (Leo KoGuan Building, room 127).

At the invitation of Timothy Brook (University of British Columbia) and Chu Hong-Lam (Hong Kong Ploytechnic University), Luca Gabbiani is taking part in the international conference on Qiu Jun and Chinese statecraft in the early modern era to be held June 16-18 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is presenting a talk entitled "The city in Chinese early modern statecraft."
Hong Kong
Franciscus Verellen is leaving on June 12 for Paris where he is to participate in the work of several commissions at the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.
On June 11, Paola Calanca is participating as chair and discussant for the session "Mers et histoire [Seas and history" at the annual conference of studies on Taiwan and Southeast Asia. The overall theme is The Past and Future of Southeast Asia of Monsoon Asia, June 11 and 12, at the Tsing Hua (Hsingchu) National University.

On June 12, Paola Calanca is giving a lecture on "Who's who among Chinese pirates?" at Tokyo Zokei University, as part of the social history seminars organized by Professor Isao Koshimura.
The seminar on an introduction to Japanese Buddhism directed by Didier Davin is being held on Monday, June 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Tôyô Bunko lecture hall.

On June 24 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Didier Davin is making a presentation as part of the study group on the Manuscrit d'une nuit du Recueil de la falaise verte [Manuscript of one night from the Green Cliff Collection] (Ichiya hekiganroku) at the center for study of Oriental cultures (Tôyôbunka kenkyûjo) at Tokyo University.
On Thursday, June 4, Benoît Jacquet is talking on the topic "The Scope of a Profession: Itô Chûta's Definition of Architecture," at the colloquium on Élites du Japon moderne. Traducteurs, médecins, ingénieurs et architectes (Japan's Modern Elites. Translators, Doctors, Engineers, and Architects) organized by the Centre de recherches sur les civilisations de l'Asie orientale (CRCAO) [Center for research on East Asian Civilizations] and the China Korea Japan (CCJ) laboratory, with the support of the Labex Dynasia, at the EHESS.

On Tuesday, June 30 (at 6 p.m.), Catherine Szanto (ENSA Paris-La Villette) is giving a lecture on "The Garden as an Invitation to ‘Promenade': Aesthetics of Spatiality in the Gardens of Versailles and Murin-an" as part of the Kyoto Lectures, organized by the EFEO and ISEAS Centers at the Institute for Research in the Humane Sciences at Kyoto University.
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