Agenda February 2016
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
An excellent year of the Monkey
Symposiums, missions and meetings
Yves Goudineau, the Director, attends the dinner for the University Presidents' Conference (CPU) given by the President of the Republic at the Elysée on 4th February. On 17th February he welcomes a delegation from Sri Lanka responsible for the Anuradhapura archeological sitte classified by UNESCO. He is in Brussels on the 18th for a seminar, organized with the European Commission, in the framework of the SEATIDE project and focusing on the political crisis in Thailand.

Po Dharma is on mission at Kuala Lumpur from 1st February to 1st May to continue his work on the royal archives of Champa in collaboration with the Malaya University of Malaysia.

Philippe Le Failler speaks on : « Des barbelés sous les bananiers, l'étrange mise en scène de l'école du crime (île de Phú Quốc, Vietnam) », 4th February at Aix-en-Provence, in the framework of the master Tourisme-Langues-Patrimoine (Tourism-Language-Heritage) of the University of Provence (AMU).

Fabienne Jagou gives a talk entitled « Manchu Officials' Kham Travel Accounts: a Qing Territory Mapping Operation » at the seminar on Territories, Communities, and Exchanges in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands, organised from 18th to 20th February by Stéphane Gros (CNRS-Centre d'études himalayennes), at the international Cité university of Paris, Maison internationale, Salon Gulbenkian, 17 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris.

From 18th to 24th February, François Lachaud is on mission in Ireland at the Chester Beatty Library (Japanese illustarted scrolls and manuscripts ; HERITEXT programme), at Trinity College (unpublished documents on the trade in tea), at the University of Cork (private collection) and at Tralee (final phase of the cataloguing of a collection of manuscripts and printed matter on sixteenth and seventeenth century Japan). These documents will form part of the work on Les Routes ibériques du thé (previewed by Chandeigne, end of 2016) on the one hand and a work on Buddhist Illustrated books on the other.

Eva Wilden is on mission at Pondichéry from 18th January to 15th March to organise and participate in the fourth NETamil workshop, Aspects of Multilingualism in South India which takes place from 1st the 12th February at the EFEO Centre of Pondicherry.
Dominic Goodall has been appointed to the directorship of the EFEO Centre of Pondicherry from 1st February, taking over from Valérie Gillet.

Graziella Mezzarobba, after 42 years given to the administration of our École, takes his retirement as of the beginning of February.

Lauriane Lecat will take over some of the responsibilities of Graziella Mezzarobba, while continuing with his work on the EFEO website.
Photo Library
Going on line on the website the Manuscrits Naxi exhibition developed from a talk by Dat-Wei Lau (in charge of Chinese and Korean archival fonds of the EFEO library).
Publication BEFEO, 100 (2014), 428 p.
  • Articles
Hélène Njoto, On the origins of the Javanese mosque.
Michel Lorrillard, The Vientiane plain at the turn of the second millennium. new data on the expansion of early Khmer and Môn tspaces in Laos (II)
  • Dossier « Corpus des inscriptions khmères » under the direction de Gerdi Gerschheimer & Dominic Goodall
- Gerdi Gerschheimer & Dominic Goodall, Introduction
- Gerdi Gerschheimer & Dominic Goodall, « Que cette demeure de Śrīpati dure sur terre... ». L'inscription préangkorienne K. 1254 du musée d'Angkor Borei [« May this abode of Sripati endure on earth... ». The pre-Angkorean inscription K. 1254 of the Angkor Borei museum ]
- Christophe Pottier & Dominique Soutif, De l'ancienneté de Hariharālaya. Une inscription préangkorienne opportune à Bakong [On the antiquity of Hariharālaya. An opportune pre-Angkorian inscription at Bakong
- Julia Estève, L'inscription K. 237 de Prāsāt Preaḥ Khsaet. Une caturmūrti insolite ? [The Inscription K. 237 of Prāsāt Preaḥ Khsaet, a problematic caturmūrti]
- Jean-Baptiste Chevance, Inscriptions du Phnom Kulen. Corpus existant et inscriptions inédites, une mise en contexte [Inscriptions from the Phnom Kulen: the corpus till now and unpublished inscriptions, an attempt at contextualisation]
- Michel Antelme, Les estampeurs khmers d'Aymonier et leur production épigraphique connue (K. 1089.1, K. 1089.2, K. 1134, K. 1135, K. 1136 et K. 1137) [Aymonier' Khmer stone-rubbers and their known epigraphic production K. 1089.1, K. 1089.2, K. 1134, K. 1135, K. 1136 et K. 1137)]
- Nicolas Weber, Note sur les inscriptions en cam du pāḷāt' Tut, estampeur d'Étienne Aymonier [Note on the cham inscriptions of pāḷāt' Tut, Stone-rubber of Étienne Aymonier]
  • Article
Michela Bussotti, Sources historiques et produits locaux : fiscalité, techniques et production du papier dans le sud de l'Anhui [Historical sources and local products :taxation, techniques and production of paper in the southern Anhui]
  • Report
Casting for the King: The Royal Palace bronze workshop of Angkor Thom (par Martin Polkinghorne, Brice Vincent, Nicolas Thomas & David Bourgarit
  • Critical lectures
Le « bouddhisme theravāda », cette autre invention de l'Occident (par Grégory Kourilsky) [Therevāda Buddhism, another western invention (by Grégory Kourilsky)]
Ofuda. Images gravées des temples du Japon. Collection Bernard Frank (par Iyanaga Nobumi) [Ofuda. Images gravées des temples du Japon. Bernard Frank Collection (by Iyanaga Nobumi)]
  • Reports
Alain Arrault, « Un corps de substitution en Chine » [Replacement body in China], in Musée du Quai Branly, Persona. Etrangement Humain, Paris, Actes du Sud, 2016, p. 120-122. In collaboration avec WU Nengchang, the fabrication of a replacement body in China (tishen) made of paper and straw and coming from Fujian province (South China), shown in the exhibition Persona. Etrangement humain (du 26 janvier au 13 novembre 2016).

Pierre-Yves Manguin, « Early Coastal States of Southeast Asia: Funan and Śrīvijaya » in John Guy (ed.), Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Press, 2014, p. 111-115, 278.

Pierre-Yves Manguin, « Des orientalistes en Orient : l'École française d'Extrême-Orient au Vietnam (1900-1957) » in Hoai Hung Aubert-Nguyen & Michel Espagne (ed.), Le Vietnam: Une histoire de transferts culturels, Paris, Demopolis, 2015, p. 115-132.

Pierre-Yves Manguin, « At the origins of Sriwijaya: The emergence of state and city in southeast Sumatra » dans Noboru Karashima & Masashi Hirosue (ed.), Early State Formation and Social Integration: Chiefdom to State, Tokyo, New Delhi : Toyo Bunko, Manohar Publishers, 2016, p. 89-114.

Pierre-Yves Manguin, « L'ancienne Palembang: une Venise orientale ? », Le Banian, 20, 2015, p. 50-63.

EFEO Seminars in Paris
Monday 15th February (from 11h to 12.30h) : Philippe Le Failler (EFEO) speaks on « L'établissement d'une administration d'exception pour des territoires hors norme. Le contrôle des montagnes de la frontière sino-vietnamienne à la fin du XIXe siècle », at the Maison de l'Asie (22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, 1st floor hall).

Comment délimiter, cartographier et aborner une frontière sur un territoire fraîchement conquis dont on ignore la complexité du peuplement, la nature des rapports interethniques et les enjeux d'un gouvernement au quotidien ? Reprenant souvent à son compte les principes du gouvernement impérial vietnamien, oscillant entre délégation aux chefs locaux et administration directe, le pouvoir colonial français a établi une structuration du territoire économe en moyens et d'une certaine efficacité pendant plus d'un demi-siècle. Ce faisant, cette démarche pragmatique annonçait la fin des autonomies locales et pavait le chemin aboutissant à une intégration accélérée à l'état-nation vietnamien des confins montagnards qui furent jadis autant de marges géographiques, humaines et politiques relevant d'un régime d'exception.

As of February the topics for the monthly seminar at the EFEO will appear in those of the « Asies » (EFEO - EHESS - EPHE) seminar which takes place at the Maison de l'Asie, every Monday from 9am to 11am. The subject of the 1st, 8th and 15th February sessions is Ethnie et frontière.
News from PSL Research University
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Life at the Centres
We have learned with sorrow of the death on 28th January of Siem Reap de Soy Chhay at the age of 85, after a long illness. For twenty years he was the driver for successive Conservators and their guests at Angkor - among whom, Bernard-Phillippe Groslier and his DS were a particularly fond Memory - and then at Phnom Penh from 1970. Deported to the ricefields of Roluos along with the staff of the Conservation by the Khmers Rouges régime, he resumed service when the Institute reopened and participated in the first EFEO exploratory missions at the beginning of the 1990. In addition to his natural amiablity, his devotion is remembered as well as his dynamism and ingenuity which contributed significantly to the resumption of our woprk at Angkor, even at the height of the disturbances. With the EFEO I express my sincere sympathy to the members of the family of Ta Chhay and to his widow Yeay Rin.
Christophe Pottier
The fourth NETamil workshop called « Aspects of Multilingualism in South India » takes place at the EFEO Centre of Pondicherry from 1st to 12th February

Valérie Gillet is in Andhra Pradesh from 2nd to 10th February in the framework of the mission organised by Arlo Griffiths in connection with his Vijayapuri-Sriksetra project.

Murali Krishnan (doctorant du Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala) travaille au Centre EFEO de Pondichéry sur des textes de Mātṛtantra de l'Inde du Sud avec S.A.S. Sarma.

Mekhola Gomes (doctorate from the history centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi) is studying Sanskrit inscriptions with R. Sathyanarayanan for her doctorate « Expressions of Power: Representation and Practices of Kingship beyond the Vindhyas, c. 300 - 800 CE ».

Kunthea Chhom (doctorate at the EPHE, Religious Sciences section) is working at the Pondicherry EFEO Centre from 15th February to 14th March with Dominic Goodall who is co-directing her thesis on: « Le rôle du sanskrit dans le développement de la langue khmère : une étude épigraphique du VIe au XIVe siècle ».

S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma participâtes in a traditional conference (Sastra Sadas) entitled « Srisacchidānandendra Śāstrasabhā » à Vishakhapattinam from 17th to 19th February at which he will discuss the subject of « Jīvikārthē cāpaṇyē (pā. sū. 5.3.99) iti sūtrārthavicāraḥ » After that he will be in Rajahmundri from 20th to 21st February where he will give a lecture entitled « Dvitīyāṭaussvēnaḥ (pā. sū. 2.4.34) iti sūtrārthavicāraḥ » at Sri Anantapadmanābhaśāstriśatajayanti - utsava Śāstrasabhā.
Kuala Lumpur
Daniel Perret goes to Medan to analyse archeological material belonging to the Kota Cina site, in collaboration with the National Centre of Archeological Research of Indonesia from 17th January to 5th February.
In the framework of Conférences de Hanoi organised by the EFEO Centre, Emmanuel Pannier (anthropologist, and postdoctoral researcher at the EFEO) and Lâm Minh Châu (Department Anthropology of the University of Social and Human Sciences of Hanoi) give a lecture at the French Cultural Centre L'Espace on 29th February, entitled « Économie marchande, échanges interpersonnels et État au Nord du Vietnam : stratégies d'accomodements des foyers ruraux face à l'imprévisibilité ».
Franciscus Verellen whose mandate as expert to the European Commmission has been renewed participates in the Advisory Group (Horizon 2020) 17th February at Brussels.
On 18th February, Élisabeth Chabanol gives a lecture on « L'exposition France-RPD de Corée sur la forteresse de Kaesŏng au musée du Folkore du Chosŏn, Pyŏngyang » at the French Institute, Seoul (French ambassador to the Republic of Korea). This talk presents the structure of the fortress and the archeological material found during excavations undertaken at the Great Port of South Kaesŏn, especially the ceramic dated by Koryŏ and Chosŏn to the Japanese colonial period.
The introductory seminar to Japanese Buddhism organised by Didier Davin takes place on Tuesday 9th February, from 18h to 20h in the meeting hall of Tôyô bunko.
On 25th February (on 18th February (at 18h), Benoît Jacquet welcomes the architectural historian Shimizu Shigeatsu (Kyoto Institute of Technology) in the framework of the seminar on « La conservation et la restauration de l'architecture au Japon » (Nihon ni okeru kenchiku no hozon to saisei) at the EFEO Centre, Kyoto.

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