Agenda September 2015
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
Colloquia, visits, and meetings
On September 3 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yves Goudineau, Director, is taking part in the meetings of the Scholarly Council of the UMIFRE Asia; on September 14 he is welcoming to Paris his comrade directors of the French Schools Overseas (Écoles françaises à l'étranger) for a meeting dedicated to publications within the EFE network. They will meet in the conference rooms of the Maison de l'Asie.
He is also to be in Indonesia from September 15 to 22. In Yogyakarta he is chairing the final Conference of the European SEATIDE project, of which he is the coordinator. Then he is to go to the Jakarta EFEO Center, where he is to be received at the French embassy and to take part in discussions with the Indonesian scholarly partners of the EFEO, the national archaeological directorate, the national library, and the Minister of Education and Culture.

The SEATIDE conference on The Integration of Southeast Asia: Frameworks and Practices has been organized to take place on September 18 and 19 in Yogyakarta. It brings together Yves Goudineau (SEATIDE coordinator), Franciscus Verellen (SEATIDE special advisor), Andrew Hardy (SEATIDE scientific coordinator), Elisabeth Lacroix (SEATIDE), the SEATIDE research team, along with partners from Gadjah Mada University (Yogyakarta). Results of SEATIDE research programs are to be presented in four movies financed by SEATIDE:
Rezeki: Gold and stone mining in Aceh
Karen refugees: Inside the Fence
Rohingya refugees: Michaels
Vietnamese workers: My dreams will vanish

Michel Lorrillard is to be in Cambodia from September 3 to 19 to give two give two courses at the archaeology faculty in Phnom Penh as part of the Manusastra Project - Moussons University.

Éric Bourdonneau is to be in Phnom Penh from September 3 to 16. As part of the Manusastra Project - Moussons University, he is giving a course on "Histoire sociale du Cambodia ancient" [Social history of ancient Cambodia] at the archaeology faculty of the Royal Fine Arts Museum in Phnom Penh as part of the Manusastra Project - Moussons University.

From September 14 to October 6 Pierre-Yves Manguin is in Indonesia. In Yogyakarta he is presenting a talk entitled "Ancient Southeast Asian connectivities: from local to global engagements" as part of the conference organized by the SEATIDE project and Gajah Mada University.Then he is giving a seminar on maritime history and the Diponegoro University in Semarang on the topic "Les maîtres de navire dans le monde austronésien" [Shipmasters in the Austronesian world]. Finally he is participating in a colloquium on Sunda at the Balai Arkeologi in Bandung where he is presenting the results from the excavations at Batujaya.

As part of the IrAsia monthly seminar, Philippe Le Failler is giving, in Aix-en-Provence (Maison de la recherche), a lecture on September 18 on the topic: "Quand la propagande s'affiche: l'art d'édifier les masses au temps du Vietnam socialiste" [When propaganda is plain to see: the art of indoctrinating the masses during socialist times in Vietnam]. From the beginning of September, he is taking over (in partnership with Michel Dolinski) the editorship of the journal Moussons, the twice yearly scholarly journal published by l'IrAsia (AMU CNRS).

Michela Bussotti is to be in Peking until September 5.
Michela Bussotti has taken part in the analysis of a Chinese pass issued by the Xinjiang authorities in 1931 to members of the a Citroën expedition, a document that will be exhibited on Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, on the occasion of the 2015 Journées européennes du patrimoine [European heritage days] and then in the exhibition titled Une restauration pour l'avenir: la belle histoire d'un laissez-passer chinois (Expédition Citroën Centre-Asie 1931-1932) [A restoration for the future; the lovely history of a Chinese pass (Citroën Central Asia Expedition, 1931-1932), China Groupe] at the Cordeliers Museum in Saint-Jean-d'Angély where a passport and other objects connected with this expedition are preserved. Others who shared in this project of restoration and cultural heritage are Delphine Etchenique (Musée des Cordeliers), Natalie Coural and Laurence Clivet (Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France [Center for the research and restoration of the museums of France]), Léon-Bavi Vilmont and Malalanirina Sylvia Rakotonirainy (Centre de recherche sur la conservation des collections [Center for research on the conservation of collections]); Agnès Boulmer, graphic designer, and Valérie Lee, restoration specialist.
Clément Froehlicher, library conservator, is taking over as the director of the EFEO library beginning September 1. We wish him a warm welcome.

Alain Arrault has been named Director of Studies at the EFEO (decree of 25 August 2015).

Beginning on September 1, Andrew Hardy is posted to the Hanoi Center where he is to serve as director, and Olivier Tessier is posted to the Ho Chi Minh City branch where he is to be director. Pascal Bourdeaux, a representative from the EPHE since 2012 and posted to the Ho Chi Minh City branch, is returning to his home institution.

Anne Bouchy has decided to take her retirement as of September 1. She was awarded emerita status at the June 23 meeting of the Scholarly Council.
From September 15 to 19, Antony Boussemart is to be in Leiden to take part in the annual conference of the EAJRS (European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists) and then at the Kyoto EFEO Center from September 27 to October 2 for the training of the Center librarian in the Sudoc catalog system.
Photo Library
Part of the collections (48 000 prints) in the photo library are now accessible on the internet site
This virtual photo library is to be enlarged regularly as the database storage and numbering of some 180,000 images preserved at the EFEO continues. Happy navigation!
Alain Arrault, "L'écriture de l'histoire en Chine. Des annales dynastiques aux chronologies de l'univers" [Writing history in China. Dynastic annals in the chronologies of the universe], in Alexandre Escudier, Laurent Martin (ed.), Histoires universelles et philosophies de l'histoire, chap. 11. Paris: Presses de Sciences Po., pp. 207-233.

Benoît Jacquet, "Du chemin à la place: les traces de la spatialité traditionnelle dans la ville japonaise contemporaine" [From the path to the place: the remnants of traditional spatial conventions in the modern Japanese town], in Nathalie Lancret and Corine Tiry-Ono (eds.), Architectures et villes de l'Asie contemporaine. Héritages et projets, Bruxelles: Mardaga, 2015, pp. 77-102.

Peter Skilling, "An Untraced Buddhist Verse Inscription from (Pen)insular Southeast Asia" in D. Christian Lammerts (ed.), Buddhist Dynamics in Premodern and Early Modern Southeast Asia (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies), pp. 18-79.

Peter Skilling, "The Circulation of Artefacts Engraved with ‘Apramāda' and Other Mottos in Southeast Asia and India: A Preliminary Report" in Annual Report of the International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology at Soka University for the Academic Year 2014, Vol. XVIII. Tokyo: The International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology, Soka University, 2015.
EFEO Paris Seminar
© Groupe Imprimerie nationale, photograph by Daniel Pype.

On Monday, September 28 (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.): Michela Bussotti (EFEO) and Isabelle Landry-Deron (EHESS-CECMC) are talking on the topic "Impression du chinois et caractères mobiles (XVIIIe s.-XIXe s.): les Buis du Régent de l'Imprimerie nationale" [Printing Chinese and movable type (18th to 19th centuries): the Regent's Blocks from the National Printing Plant], Maison de l'Asie (22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, ground floor meeting room)

Movable type has its origin in China, attested since the 11th century, but the technique was not widely used in the Middle Kingdom as compared with wood cuts. When Westerners "discovered" China they sought to reproduce its script and naturally turned to typography. The National Printing press holds several East Asian typefaces, including the Regent's Blocks, carved in France during the first half of the 18th century. This collection, completed at the beginning of the 19th century, has been perfectly preserved. Its history is as important for the knowledge of printing techniques as it is for the beginnings of Sinological study, especially in France.
Life in the Centers
Jooyoung Lim (doctoral candidate in "Culture and History of India and Tibet," at the Asia-Africa Institut of Hamburg University) is leaving the EFEO's Pondicherry Center after having spent three weeks reading the Jayamaṅgalā, a commentary on the Samkhyakārikā, with Dominic Goodall and S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma.

The Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha in Tirupati has invited S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma to the Workshop of E-PG [Electronic Post-Graduate] Pathashala of the UGC [University Grants Commission] and MHRD [Ministry for Human Resources and Development] Project for Creation of E-Content for PG [Post-Graduate] Courses, September 2 to 7.

From September 21 to 29 S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma is in Sringeri (Karnataka) to take part in the Ganapathi Vakyartha Sadas organized by the Sringeri Sankara Mutt. He is talking on the topic "ēkādinavāntānāṁ saṁkhyāvācināṁ d vandvasamāsaḥ bhavati? na vā?".

Marcus Schmucker (Center for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, CSMC, Hamburg University) is leaving the Pondicherry Center on September 17 after having worked there for three weeks on the Vaiṣṇava as part of the NETamil.

From August 31 to September 18m Victor Davella (Center for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, CSMC, Hamburg University, NETamil project) is studying passages from the Paribhāṣenduśekhara by Nāgeśa with S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma, et the Cēṉāvaraiyam with Jean-Luc Chevillard. During August he made a visit to Sri Lanka to consult manuscripts in the library Jaffna University and took part in the 13th Classical Tamil Summer Seminar.

Christopher Fleming (doctoral student, University of Oxford) left after spending 2 months at the Pondicherry Centre reading chapters on the partition of inheritance (Dāyabhāga) from different Dharmaśāstra texts with Dr. R. Sathynarayanan.
On September 14, Christophe Pottier is rejoining Elisabeth Chabanol in North Korea to work on the report on the 2015 excavations run by the Archaeological Mission in Kaesông in collaboration with archaeologists and researchers from the National Authority for Protection of Cultural Heritage (see below, under Seoul).
Christophe Pottier is to be in Siem Reap from September 27 to October 4 to continue the work of the MAFKATA and his collaboration with Roland Fletcher.
From September 15 to 20, the Centre is welcoming Armand Desbat and Hong Ranet who are continuing their study, as part of the CERANGKOR project, of shards discovered in various sites of Khmer ceramic production in Thailand.

On September 21, Peter Skilling is giving a lecture at Dongguk University (Seoul) on the topic of "Reading the Vatthu-gāthā of the Pārāyana on the ground: The ancient routes of Central India, presenting research based on Pali texts and archaeological evidence".
On September 25 Peter Skilling is in Berkeley (California) to give a lecture on the digitizing of archives on Buddhism; On September 30 he is giving a lecture at the University of California at Berkeley with the title "Interrogating ‘Dvaravati Civilization' - What, when, where (and why)? An overview of, and questions about, the culture of Central Siam, 500-1000 C.E".
Chiang Mai
Javier Schnake, doctoral candidate in Pali studies at the EPJE, is taking up residence at the Chiang Mai Center to work on his thesis "Le Dhamma par le jeu d'esprit et de la langue: Le Vajirasāratthasaṅgaha, texte pāli du Nord de la Thaïlande du 16e siècle" [The Dhamma through witticisms and language: the Vajirasāratthasaṅgaha, a Pali text from Northern Thailand]. Mr. Schnake, who is working under the direction of Professor Nalini Balbir, received a ten-month fellowship from the Ho Foundation. He is also a visiting student in the "Buddhist Studies" program at Mahidol University in Bangkok.
Phnom Penh
The monumental statue of Bhima (weighing almost 350 kg) from the Prasat Chen at Koh Ker, which had been broken off at the ankles, is once again reattached to its feet and standing on its pedestal (weighing more than a ton) after an especially delicate reassembly carried out by the team at the restoration workshop of the Cambodian National Museum (EFEO).
From September 10 to 11 Franciscus Verellen is chairing, with Vincent Goossaert (EPHE), the international colloquium Vies taoïstes - Daoist Lives, an international colloquium on Daoist studies and the Paul Langevin in Aussois (Savoy). This event is co-organized by the EFEO and the EPHE, with the financial support of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, the Aishan and Qingyang foundations, the Programme Dynamiques Asiatiques [Asian Dynamics Program] (héSam University) and the Groupe Sociétés Religions Laïcités [Secularized Religion Societies Group] (EPHE-CNRS).
Franciscus Verellen is taking part as a special advisor at the closing conference The Integration of Southeast Asia: Frameworks and Practices of the European SEATIDE (Integration in Southeast Asia: Trajectories of Inclusion, Dynamics of Exclusion) project in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from September 17 to 19.
From August 31 to September 3, Paola Calanca is taking part in the summer university on maritime history, organized at the behest of the Tsao Yung-Ho foundation and backed by Tankang University with the support of Tsing Hua National University (Hsinchu) and the EFEO's Taipei Center. Elle she is presenting the Sigaut collection.

From September 20 to 26, Paola Calanca is going to Kuala Lumpur where she will work in the Chinese Studies Department of the University of Malaysia and in in the Museums Department.
Élisabeth Chabanol has been invited to take part in the 5th workshop of the Réseau des Études sur la Corée [Network of Korean Studies], organized by the Paris Consortium (Paris Diderot, EHESS, INALCO), to be held in Paris on September 7 and 8. The topic under discussion is: Les études coréennes francophones: nouveaux enjeux, nouvelles frontières [Francophone Korean Studies: new stakes, new frontiers].

As part of the Archaeological Mission in Kaesông, Élisabeth Chabanol is in Pyongyang (North Korea) from September 10 to 12 to continue editing the catalog of the exhibition EFEO-NAPCH, Mission Archéologique à Kaesông, presenting the research and archaeological excavations done jointly at the Kaesông with the conservators from the Korean National Folklore Museum, and reporting on the 2015 excavation season in collaboration with the archaeologists and researchers from the National Authority for Protection of Cultural Heritage.
Christophe Pottier is coming back onto the team on September 14.
The introductory seminar on Japanese Buddhism, led by Didier Davin is beginning on Monday, September 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the lecture hall of the Tôyô bunko.
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