Agenda July-August 2015
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Colloquia, visits, and meetings
On July 3 Yves Goudineau, director, is opening the joint conference of the South Asia Archive and Library Group (SAALG) and of the Southeast Asia Library Group (SEALG) that is being held in Paris at the invitation of the EFEO (at the Maison de l'Asie on July 3 and at the Guimet Museum on July 4). He is also taking part, as a member of the French Sponsorship Committee, in the 14th international conference On the History of Science in East Asia (14th ICHSEA), to take place in Paris, at the EHESS, from July 6 to 10, and, as Director of one of the organizing institutions, at the 15th international conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists (EurASEAA) which is taking place at the University of Paris-Ouest-Nanterre from July 6 to 10. On July 15 he is taking part in the Administrative Council of the ComUE PSL Research University, and on August 25 and 26 the summer university of the Conférence des présidents d'université (CPU), in Paris.

From August 2 to 22 Charlotte Schmid is visiting India. She is presenting several talks at the workshop Archéologie de la Bhakti III, "Dynasties mineures [Minor dynasties]", that she is organizing with her colleagues Valérie Gillet (EFEO) and Emmanuel Francis (CNRS) to be held at the Pondicherry EFEO Center from August 3 to 14. She is also taking part in the 13th Tamul summer school, organized by Eva Wilden and to be held at the Pondicherry Center from August 10 to 28.

Emmanuelle Marcoul, accountant, and Zohra Soltani are visiting Indonesia to check the accounts of the EFEO Centers in Jakarta and in Kuala Lumpur.

From July 1 to 15 Arlo Griffiths is visiting Vietnam to join the team working on the Corpus des inscriptions du Campā [Collected Champa inscriptions]. They are visiting sites and museums in the provinces of Quảng Nam, Thừa Thiên-Huế, Quảng Trị, and Quảng Bình.
From July 31 to August 15 he is coordinating at Trawas, East Java, the Second International Intensive Course in Old Javanese, organized jointly by the EFEO and the Indonesian National Library. He is also teaching in the program.

Alain Arrault is taking part in the 2nd international congress of the Association française d'ethnologie et d'anthropologie [French Ethnology and Anthropology Association] to be held in Toulouse from June 29 to July 2. In the workshop Stratégies et risque de la démesure dans la production du religieux [Strategies and danger of extremism in the training of a monk], he is presenting a talk entitled: "Contrôler et installer les divinités: l'usage des talismans dans la statuaire cultuelle (Chine, XVe-XXe s.)" [Controlling and installing gods: the use of talismans in cult statuary (China, 15th to 20th centuries)].
Alain Arrault is pre-reporter and member of the thesis jury of Wu Nengchang, whose topic is "Rituels, divinités et société locale. Une étude sur la tradition des maîtres rituels du Lingying-tang à l'ouest du Fujian [Rituals, gods, and local society. A study of the tradition of the ritual masters at the Linyingtang in west Fujian]", to be defended on July 6 in the Le France building (190 av. de France, Paris 75013, room 123).

On July3 François Lagirarde, on the occasion of the joint conference of the South Asia Archive and Library Group (SAALG) and the Southeast Asia Library Group (SEALG), is discussing his research on manuscripts from North Thailand: "The Lanna Manuscript Project at the EFEO", at the Maison de l'Asie (see below, under the heading Library).

On Friday, July 3, Andrew Hardy is presenting a talk at the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres on "La muraille de Quảng Ngãi et l'expansion territoriale du Vietnam: projet pluridisciplinaire de recherche historique" [The wall of Quảng Ngãi and Vietnamese territorial expansion: a multidisciplinary historical research projed].

On Friday, July 5, Brice Vincent is taking part at the 15th international conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists (EurASEAA) prochain (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.):
- Brice Vincent, Donna Strahan, Federico Caro, "Technical investigations of a Khmer bronze male deity from the Metropolitan Museum: Angkorian foundry practices and 11th-century innovations"
- Martin Polkinghorne, Brice Vincent, Nicolas Thomas, David Bourgarit, "Casting for the king: the royal palace bronze workshop of Angkor Thom"
From July 11 to 31 Brice Vincent will be in Cambodia, as part of the Moussons University. The instruction he will be giving deals with "L'émergence des sites urbains en Asie du Sud-Est" [The growth of urban sites in Southeast Asia] (1st year) and the "Histoire religieuse du Cambodge ancient" [Religious history of ancient Cambodia] (2nd year).

From July 6 to 10 Eric Bourdonneau is at Nanterre, for the 15th colloquium of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists (EurASEAA) and is presenting a talk entitled "‘Beyond Looting,' Studying Gods and Heroes of Ancient Cambodia: the Emblematic Case of the Statuary of Koh Ker".

Michela Bussotti is taking part in the 14th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia to be held in Paris from July 6 to 10. On Monday, July 6, in cooperation with Isabelle Deron (CECMC), she is giving a talk on "Engraving Chinese types in Europe: the collection of Chinese characters at the Imprimerie Nationale of France"; on Friday, July 10, she is chairing the section on "Art, Technology, and Knowledge: Transmission and Transformation of Ming-Qing Chinese Printing".
Michela Bussotti is taking part in the international colloquium of the Society of the history of authorship, reading and publishing (SHARP), part of the 22nd Congrès international des sciences historiques (CISH) [International congress of historical sciences] to be held in China, at Jinan, on August 27 and 28. She is contributing to the section L'histoire du livre et de l'édition dans une perspective transnationale [History of the book and publishing from a cross-national perspective], with a talk on editorial exchanges and publications in the Chinese world.

François Lachaud is completing the documentation in connection with the biography of Kimura Kenkadō (1736-1802), the Japanese antiquarian, collector, and scholar, the topic of his next book.
On July 23 and 24 François Lachaud is taking part in the two day workshop of the editorial committee of the "Grand dictionnaire du théâtre nō" [Great dictionary of the No theater], giving a lecture on the topic "Theatrum mundi: sources jésuites et regards extérieurs sur le nō" [Theatrum mundi: Jesuit sources and foreign observations on the No theater] on July 23. On this occasion he will be putting into final order the texts gathered for a major anthology of plays and treatises on Nō (an editing project) and will submit a plan for a work on Nō masks.
He is also going to the Tōyō bunko and to the Izumi Kyōka Kanazawa Memorial in order to finish there his translation of Uta andon (Lanterns of Son), Izumi Kyōka's 1910 novel.
With Mme Koyama Shūko (conservator at the Edo-Tokyo Museum), François Lachaud is preparing two studies on the works of Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927), painter and modern engraver specializing in depicting the Nōthearer), as well as at the Kaburaki Kiyokata (1878-1972) Museum in Kamakura.

Fabienne Jagou is to be in Taipei until August 6 in order to continue her onsite research on Tibetan Buddhism in Taiwan.Fabienne Jagou is giving a talk entitled "The Chen Jianmin (1906-1987) Legacy: An ‘always on the Move' Buddhist Practice" as part of the panel panel Transnational Encounters and Religion: Following the threads of connected histories (19th-20th centuries). Religions on the move, du XXIth World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, Erfurt, August 23 to 29, 2015.

Liying Kuo is visiting China from August 11 to 25 to take part in the 2015 Dunhuang Forum: International Conference on Dunhuang and Sino-Foreign Relations, co-organized by the Dunhuang Academy and the Chinese Association of Dunhuang and Turfan Studies. The conference is being held on the site of the Mogau caves, at Dunhuang, from August 14 to 16. She is giving a talk on "The Indian deities Kārttikeya-Skanda / Kumāra and Chinese Weituo". From August 17 to 25 she is to be in Peking to work with colleagues at Peking University and the Social Sciences Institute.
Michela Bussotti, Bao Guoqiang, "Banque de données des généalogies de Huizhou" [Databank of Huizhou genealogies] (rare book holdings and specialized collections in the Chinese National Library). Available online at

The Niśvāsatattvasaṃ̣hitā. The Earliest Surviving Śaiva Tantra. Volume 1. A Critical Edition & Annotated Translation of the Mūlasūtra, Uttarasūtra & Nayasūtra, ed. Dominic Goodall in collaboration with Alexis Sanderson and Harunaga Isaacson, and with contributions from Nirajan Kafle, Diwakar Acharya, and others, Indologie series, n˚ 128; Early Tantra Series n˚ 1, Institut français de Pondichéry / EFEO / Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg, 662 pp.

The Brahmayāmalatantra or Picumata. Volume II. The Religious Observances and Sexual Rituals of the Tantric Practitioner: Chapters 3, 21, and 45, Édition critique, annotée et traduite par Csaba Kiss, Collection Indologie n˚ 130 ; Early Tantra Series n˚ 3, Institut Français de Pondichéry / École française d'Extrême-Orient / Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg, 373 p.

Benoît Jacquet, "On Things to Come: What contemporary Japanese architecture should be like", in Nihon ishiki no mirai: gurôbarizêshon to Nihon ishiki (Le futur de l'"identité japonaise": l'"identité japonaise" et la mondialisation) [The future of the "Japanese identity": "Japanese identity" and globalization], published by the Center for international Japanese studies at Hôse Universityi, Tôkyô, Hôsei daigaku kokusai nihongaku kenkyûjo, coll. "Kokusai nihongaku kenkyû gisho," vol. 24, pp. 191-216.

Critical edition of the Kalittokai by T. Rajeswari (EFEO Pondicherry Center), joint publication EFEO/Tamilmann Patippakam, Chennai (critical texts of Cankam Literature 3), 2 vol.
On July 3 and 4 the South Asia Archive and Library Group (SAALG) and the Southeast Asia Archive and Library Group (SEALG) are holding their joint conference for the first time in Paris (on July 3 in the Maison de l'Asie). This conference is to explore French connections with South and Southeast Asia, as well as collections covering these geographical areas. It I being organized by Maïté Hurel; for further information you may call her at 01 53 70 18 44 or by email at
EFEO participants:
- from 12:45 to 1 p.m., Cécile Capot (EPHE / EFEO): A brief history of the archives of the French School of Asian Studies,
- from 4:40 to 5:20 p.m., François Lagirarde: The Lanna Manuscripts Project at the EFEO.
Programme complet
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Maison de l'Asie
Summer the hours that the Maison de l'Asie. The offices are open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. beginning on July 28 and running throughout the entire month of August.

From July 22 to 31 the library is closed to permit the completion of structural work.
Life in the Centers
Dominic Goodall is giving two talks at the 16th World Sanskrit Conference, 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".

The Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha at Tirupati has invited S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma to take part as a "Team Leader" for the workshop Electronic Post-Graduate Pathashala of University Grants Commission and Ministry for Human Resources and Development Project for Creation of E-Content for Post-Graduate Courses from July 15 to 17.

For three months, thanks to a grant from the Fyssen Foundation, Alexis Avdeef, Lisst (Social Anthropology Center - UMR 5193) is working for three months at the EFEO's Pondicherry Center working on the topic: "Management of misfortune and ritual action in rural Tamil Nadu".

The third workshop in the series Archéologie de la Bhakti, organized by Emmanuel Francis (CNRS/CEIAS), Charlotte Schmid (EFEO Paris), and Valérie Gillet (EFEO Pondicherry), is taking place from August 3 to 14 at the Pondicherry Center. This year's topic is La Bhakti des dynasties mineures [Bhakt of the minor dynasties]. The working group will be travelling to several sites. Leslie Orr (Concordia University) and Yuko Yokochi (Kyoto university) are honored guests at the workshop in which Indian, American, and European students take part. This event is financed by the EFEO, the CEIAS, and héSam Université.

From August 10 to 28 the 13th Classical Tamil Summer Seminar is taking place (with two reading sessions per day). Mornings during the first two weeks are dedicated to a text from the oldest Tamil poetry (Cankam), the Kuṟiñcippāṭṭu (261 lines, one of the six long songs Pattuppāṭṭu). T. Rajeswari is running the reading sessions. The third week will be dedicated to a fundamental text of the Shivaite devotional body of texts, the Tiruvācakam of Māṇikkavācakar (9th century). It will be presented by Jean-Luc Chevillard (CNRS). These texts will also be studied: Maṇimēkalai (G. Vijayavenugopal), Muttoḷḷāyiram (Giovanni Ciotti), Tolkāppiyam Collatikāram (Victor D'Avella), Tolkāppiyam Poruḷatikāram, Meyppāṭṭiyal (Indra Manuel) and Vīracōḻiyam (K. Nachimuthu)
Student reading sessions covering Sanskrit texts, directed by S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma, S.A.S. Sarma, and Dominic Goodall, are being held at the EFEO's Pondicherry center during July and August.

Andrea Gutiérrez (doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Austin), whose research deals with food prescriptions in South India, is working at the Center on Tamil texts during July.,
From July 13 to August 13 Professor Saerj from Peking University is to be in Bangkok to work with Peter Skilling on the Kandjour. On July 18 and 19, Peter Skilling is taking part in the international conference Buddha's biography-Buddhist legends. He is giving a lecture on the topic "Phetchaburi wood-panel painting: rare scenes from the narrative of Buddha's life".

Christophe Pottier is taking part in the colloquium A Seminar and Workshop on Cultural Tourism Management in ASEAN, organized by Silpakorn University on the occasion of the birthday of Princess Sirindhorn, to take place at the central Bang-rak post office (Grand Postal Building), from July 1 to 3. On Wednesday, July 1, he is giving a talk on "Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management".
From July 6 to 10, Christophe Pottier is taking part in the 15th international conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists (EurASEAA), to take place this year at Nanterre University (Paris X). He is presenting two talks: "From hospital to cemetery: Life and death beyond a religious foundation of Jayavarman VII" with Armand Desbat (CNRS) on the panel Archaeologies of religion: material approaches to the study of belief systems in Southeast Asia (July 7), and "In or out?: Reflexions on temple enclosures and settlements" on the panel Angkor beyond temples, a countercurrent archaeology (July 8).
From July 31 to August 15 some twenty French, American, and Indonesian students are meeting at Trawas (East Java) for the Second International Intensive Course in Old Javanese.,
Phnom Penh
From July 15 to 21 Ham Seihasarann and Khom Sreymom from the EFEO sculpture conservation workshop at the Cambodian National Museum are going to Vietnam to take impressions of ancient Campā inscriptions in Quang Nai province along with Professor Thanh Phan and Amandine Lepoutre as part of the SEATIDE project coordinated by Andrew Hardy.
On July 7 Christine Hawixbrock is presenting a talk on "Sacred places and heritage sites: the challenges of the Wat Phu Museum in Southern Laos" at the 15th international conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists (EurASEAA) being held at Nanterre University (Paris X) from July 6 to 10.
As part of the joint seminar run by Peking University, the EHESS, and the EFEO, of which this year's topic is L'État de droit, Pierre Monnet and Rainer Maria Kiesow (EHESS) are each giving three lectures at Peking Universit+y 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 source of the ordering of law and rights in the Middle Ages (France, Empire, 18th-19th centuries)] (Teaching Hall no. 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 urban ordering of law and rights in the Middle Ages (13th-14th centuries)] (Leo KoGuan Building, room 127),
- June 8: "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 shaping of medieval political thought about the State] (Teaching Hall no. 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 rights of kings: the Old Regime in France and Germany (1600-18000)] (Teaching Hall no. 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] (Teaching Hall no. 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 Polytechnic University), Luca Gabbiani is taking part in the international conference Qiu Jun and Chinese statecraft in the early modern era on June 16 and 18 at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is presenting a talk on "The city in Chinese early modern statecraft".
From July 10 to 26, Élisabeth Chabanol is visiting North Korea, and is to be at the Korean Folklore Museum (Pyongyang) to work, along with the conservation staff and archaeologists of the National Authority for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, on the editing of the catalog of the exhibition EFEO-NAPCH, Mission Archéologique à Kaesong. Exposition sur les recherches et les fouilles archéologiques conjointes de la Forteresse de Kaesong de 2014 [EFEO-NAPCH, Archaeological Mission at Kaesong. Exhibition on the joint research and archaeological excavations at the Kaesong fortress, 2014]. They are also studying the data from the 2015 excavation campaign at Namdaemun.
On July 1 Paola Calanca is taking part in the workshop Maritime Worlds Around the China Seas: Emporiums, Connections and Dynamics with a talk on "Xiamen individual and familial destinies from across the China's seas. What could tell us stone inscriptions and genealogies?".

On July 4 Paola Calanca is presenting Maritime knowledge for China seas (ANR) at the workshop on Storage Jar: Evidence for Long-Distance Maritime Trade organized by Zhao Bing (CNRS) and Béatrice Wisniewski (EFEO) as part of this program, with the support of the CRCAO.

From July 6 to 10 she is taking part in the 14th international conference On the History of Science in East Asia (14th ICHSEA). There she is chairing the sessions of the panel on Knowledge of China Seas space by practitioners and is presenting a talk on "Time/distance measures on China seas".
On Sunday, July 5, Benoît Jacquet is presenting a talk called "Que deviendra l'architecture japonaise?" (Nihon kenchiku wa dô naru no ka / What will Japanese architecture become?) at the General Assembly of the Japan Society for Intercultural Studies, organized by Tama University, in Yokohama.
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