Agenda of September 2016
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
The General Meeting of the EFEO, held every two years, is on 5th to 7th September in Paris. It brings together all the teacher-researchers currently active in Asia and in France along with the administrative staff of the head office. It is an opportunity, too, to consider the most recent changes to the institutional environment of the Ecole and have an overview of the projects in progress. This year there will be a thematic session, open to guests from outside, focused on the question of cooperative research in the field of Asian heritage: new approaches, development of partnership modalities, etc. Several of those responsible for cultural institutions working with Asia (Musée Guimet, Musée Cernuschi, Ecole de Chaillot...) will join members of the Ecole for that session which begins with the presentation of the work of Pascal Royère on the Baphuon, edited by Charlotte Schmid, for which the EFEO has received the Singer-Polignac Foundation prize.
Yves Goudineau

Colloques, missions et réunions
On Tuesday 6th September, in the framework of the Ecole's General Meeting, Charlotte Schmid, with Emmanuel Siron, presents the work of Pascal Royère that she has edited, Le Baphuon, de la restauration à l'histoire architecturale. Maison de l'Asie, grand salon, at 16h15.

In 1995, The École française d'Extrême-Orient charged Pascal Royère with the furtherance and achievement of the anastylosis of one of the highest mountain-temples on the Angkor site, the Baphuon. In July 2011 the inauguration ceremony was held to mark the achievement of a restoration which respects the initial Hindu impulsion of the monument as much as it does the figure of Buddha modelled earlier in its stones. The particular constraints of this immense site with its three hundred thousand stones whose original position is unknown has stimulated a scientific work of which this publication is the fruit. For more than a decade, Pascal Royère has been carrying out this research work on the basis of a daily encounter with architectural references and the building techniques used by the construction masters of ancient Cambodia. The Khmer mountain temple, an architectural formula limited to Angkorian time and space, of the Town up until the end of the 12th century, is restored according to the very particular aesthetic of Baphuon, the titanic nature and the rigor of the architectural factions characterising the urban implantation of Angkor, with an astonishing mixture of materials - sand, laterite and sandstone, to which are added today concrete and resin - the structural fragility of a temple built, literally, on sand and the changes that have marked its history: a living moment, testament to the ingenuity of those "construction masters" who, in the 11th century, inscribed the Baphuon on the urban, devotional, political and artistic landscape of Angkor.

Kuo Liying is at Saint-Petersburg till 4th September to participate in the international conference The Written Legacy of Dunhuang, organised for the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the birth of two great sinologists, Lev Nikolayevich Menschikov (1926 - 2005) and Leonid Ioakimovich Chuguevsky (1926 - 2000). This conference is organised by the lnstitute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Academy of Sciences-Novo-Mikhailovsky Palace (Saint-Petersburg) and the International Dunhuang Liaison Committee for Dunhuang Studies.
Kuo Liying speaks on: "A Collection of Dhāraṇī-s Invocation Stanzas: Dunhuang Manuscript Pelliot Chinese 2197".

Michela Bussotti co-organises and participates in the workshop On Local Primary Sources from Late Imperial China (900-1900) organised in Cambridge from 18th to 24th September.
She gives, on 20 September, a lecture: "Prints and Lineage Records". Alain Arrault speaks on 22nd September, apropos "Hunanese popular religion".Programme

Michela Bussotti, Claude Laroque, Agnieszka Helman-Ważny and Anna-Grethe Rischel speak on "Guide méthodologique pour l'identification des papiers asiatiques/Methodological guide for the identification of Asian papers" at 33 IPH Congress held at Valence (Spain) on 23rd September.

In the framework of the Semaine de la Chine at the Mairie of the 16th arrondissement of Paris organised from 20th to 25th September, Luca Gabbiani speaks on: "Les villes chinoises ont-elles une histoire? Perspectives historiques sur l'urbanisation récente de la Chine" Thursday 22nd September (16h) and 23rd September (16h), François Lachaud gives the following lecture "De l'empire Céleste au Nouveau Monde : naissance et affirmation des arts du thé" (Mairie of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, 71, avenue Henri Martin).
Véronique Degroot employed as maître de conférences spécialiste du Monde Insulindien was appointed head of the Jakarta Centre from 1st August.

Martin Nogueira-Ramos, employed as maître de conférences en Études japonaise, intègre l'EFEO on 1st September.

In service of Éditions, Emmanuel Siron, for several years secretary of redaction of the review Arts Asiatiques, is appointed chief editor of the EFEO replacing Astrid Aschehoug who joins at CNRS la Maison Archéologie et ethnologie René Ginouvès.
As well, Grégoire Provost replaces Chloé Beaucamp, edition assistant.

Kuo Liying and Quang Po Dharma are claiming their eligibility for
Alain Arrault, "Daily Activities in the Calendars of Medieval China (Ninth and Tenth centuries). The case of the Body Care Activities", Guoli Zhengzhi daxue Lishi xuebao (The Journal of History, National Chengchi University), 45, 2016, p. 1-59.

Éric Bourdonneau, "La stèle de Sdok Kak Thom et le Devarâja. Récits et acteurs d'une "naissance"", [in] Nasir Abdoul-Carime, Grégory Mikaelian, Joseph Thach (eds), Le passé des Khmers. Langues, textes, rites, Peter Lang, 2016, pp. 115-166.

Pascal Royère, Le Baphuon, de la restauration à l'histoire architecturale, "Mémoires Archéologiques 27", Paris : EFEO, 2016, 272 p., Ill., 26,7 x 36,8 cm, 2 cased volumes.
François Grimal, V. Venkataraja Sarma, S. Lakshminara Simham, "Paniniyavyakaranodaharanakosah, La grammaire paninéenne par ses exemples, vol. IV. parts 1 & 2, Taddhitaprakaraṇam. Le livre des dérivés secondaires", Rashtriya Sanskrit University Series n° 302 & 303; Collection Indologie n° 93.4.1 & 93.4.2, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha / École française d'Extrême-Orient / Institut Français de Pondichéry, 2015.
Mai Matsuda, librarian at the Kyoto Centre, is in Paris on a training mission at the Maison de l'Asie library, from 22nd August to 2nd September.

Antony Boussemart is in Bucharest from 14th to 17th September to participate in the annual conference of the EAJRS (European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists).
Séminaire EFEO Paris
The l'EFEO Paris seminar is on 12th September at 11h to 12h30, Daniel Perret speaks on "Quinze années de coopération archéologique franco-indonésienne à Sumatra Nord", at the Maison de l'Asie (22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, 1st floor hall).

Since 2001, in the framework of the cooperation between the two institutions, Daniel Perret of l'École française d'Extrême-Orient and Heddy Surachman of the National Centre of archaeological research of Indonesia, have been carrying out research on three major sites of ancient habitation in North Sumatra. These are Barus-Bukit Hasang (2001-2005), on the west coast, occupied between the 12th and the beginning of the 16th centuries; Si Pamutung (2006-2010), in the middle of the island (region of Padang Lawas), occupied between the 9th and 13th centuries; Kota Cina (since 2011), on the straits of Malacca, probably significantly occupied between the 11th and the beginning of the 14th centuries. This talk aims at presenting the principal achievements of these three programmes and comparing the different contexts of these three sites.

Actualités de PSL Research University
From the 1st September, the head office of the PSL is at 60 rue Mazarine in the 6th arrondissement of Paris.
tel. 01 85 76 08 70;

Different social networks of the PSL :
La vie des Centres
On 15th August, Indian Independence Day, it was announced that S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma has been awarded a certificate of honour by the President of the Republic of India in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of Sanskrit.

S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma is in Sringeri (Karnataka) from 9th to 17th September to participate in the Ganapathi Vakyarthasabha organised by the Sringeri Sankara Mutt. He will present the subject "Hetvadhikāravicāraḥ from Vākyapadīya".

Dominic Goodall and Vishwanath Gupta will participate, from 12th to 16th September in London, in the first workshop of a project on yoga directed by James Mallinson at the SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) with funding from the European Research Council. The project is entitled The Hathayoga Project: Mapping Indian and Transnational Traditions of Physical Yoga through Philosophy and Ethnography (Vishwanath Gupta is working at the EFEO Centre of Pondicherry in the framework of this project). Dominic Goodall will present the version of yoga given by the Kiranatantra (c. VIIIe s.), of which he is preparing an edition.

Dominic Goodall participates in the workshop on the Śivadharma, organised at the University of Leiden from 26th to 30th September by Peter Bisschop, who has obtained funds from the NOW for a project called From Universe of Viṣṇu to Universe of Śiva. Dominic Goodall presents the visualisation and veneration of Śiva according to Chapter 10 of the Śivadharmottara.
Chiang Mai
In the framework of the Manusastra / Monsoon University programme from 12th to 24th September, Michel Lorrillard gives, at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia), two series of courses on the political and religious history of ancient Laos.
Vincent Goossaert (EPHE) is in Taipei from 18th to 26th September, at the invitation of the EFEO and of the Institut d'histoire et de philologie (IHP) of the Academia Sinica, where he will give three lectures, on 21st September, "To become a divine official: the state pantheon & self-divinization practices in late imperial China", on 22nd at the Institute of Modern History (subject to be specified) and participates on 23rd September in a round table on the subject
"The Religious Question in Modern Chinese Society: Retrospects and Prospects" organised in collaboration with the department of history of the National University of Taiwan.
On 9th September, Élisabeth Chabanol, member of CREAK, exploratory project for "une approche créative, alternative et engagée des villes nord-coréennes", directed by Valérie Gelézeau (EHESS), with Alain Delissen (EHESS), Françoise Ged (CAPA), Pauline Guinard and Pascal Nédélec (ENS) participates in a seminar launching the project at the Maison de l'Asie.

In the framework of the Mission Archéologique à Kaesông, Élisabeth Chabanol is in Pyongyang from 19th September to to 3rd October in order to cary out the redaction of the catalogue of the exhibition EFEO-NAPCH, Mission Archéologique à Kaesong, an exhibition on the research and excavations associated with the fortress of Kaesong and the post-excavation. She is also preparing a report of the 5th excavation campaign of the excavations of Namdaemun at Kaesông, in collaboration with archaeologists and researchers of the National Authority for Protection of Cultural Heritage. Christophe Pottier joins the team on 26th September.
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