Agenda de January 2017
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In spite of sometimes difficult circumstances, whether budgetary or diplomatic, the EFEO has, over the past year, once again fulfilled its principal mission of original and high quality research in the field in Asia. It has, as well, consolidated its network of Centres from India to Japan with, in particular, the opening of a new establishment in Peking. Let us hope that 2017, which sees the start of a new qinquennial contract with the State, will not only allow for a continuation along previous lines but will be rich in new and lasting projects. This is obviously a collective wish that we are expressing on our own behalf but also for the networks to which we belong (those of the Écoles françaises à l'étranger, PSL..), and that we are glad to share increasingly with our Asian partners. The Director's best wishes for the year 2017 go to the staff of the École, in Asia as in France!
Yves Goudineau, directeur

Symposiums, missions and meetings
Yves Goudineau, Director, attends the Conseil Asie of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 5th January and the Conseil scientifique of the EFEO, on 10th January. On 12th January he is at the INALCO in the framework of the week "Sciences sociales et Asie du Sud-Est," where he will conduct the Ethnology session. He is invited, on 13th January, by S.E. M. Chem Widhya, the Cambodian Ambassador to France, in the continuation of visits to the EFEO by Cambodian Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Culture. On 17th January he participates in a meeting of the General Inspection of Libraries at the Musée Guimet.

Charlotte Schmid, Director of Studies, goes to Siem Reap to represent the Direction of the EFEO at the 27th technical session and at the 23rd plenary session of the International Coordination Committee for the preservation and development of the historic site of Angkor (CIC), on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th January 2017. She is on mission to Pondicherry to participate in the next NETamil Vaishnava workshop from 28th January to 3rd February.
With the communication department, she will attend the meeting of publication and communication services of the Écoles françaises Overseas ( at the Casa de Velazquez (Madrid), on 16th and 17th January.

The Scientific Council of the EFEO is on Tuesday 10th January 2017.

Pierre-Yves Manguin participates, from 18th to 20th January, at the invitation of the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), Aarhus University (Denemark), in the conference Network Evolutions: Conceptual Agendas in Urban Archaeology, where he gives a talk, "Srivijaya: a maritime polity at the intersection of multiple networks".

Dominique Soutif participates in the 27th technical session of the International Committee for the preservation and development of the historic site of Angkor (CIC), taking place at Siem Reap. He presents there, on 24th January, the results of the excavation campaign of 2016 in the Yaśodharāśrama research programme as well as the inventory of the Corpus des Inscriptions Khmères.

Christophe Pottier is in Thailand and then in Cambodia from 1st to 27th January 2017. At Siem Reap, he participates in the 27th technical session and in the 23rd plenary session of the CIC-Angkor, on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th January 2017.

Martin Ramos, as 33rd winner of the Shibusawa-Claudel prize, gives a lecture at the Maison Franco-japonaise (Tokyo) on 27th January (18h30-20h30) on the following subject: "À la redécouverte des communautés catholiques et crypto-chrétiennes de Kyûshû (XIXe century)".
From 2 janvier 2017, Jacques Leider will take charge of the EFEO Centres of Bangkok and Yangon; he succeeds Christophe Pottier at Bangkok and Patrick McCormick at Yangon. Frank Muyard (National Central University, Taiwan) will take charge of the Taipei EFEO Centre, where he succeeds Paola Calanca.
Daoism: Religion, History and Society, vol. 8, Hongkong, 2016. Ed. Franciscus Verellen et Vincent Goossaert.

Release of the review Arts Asiatiques, tome 71, 2016

Peter Stewart, The Provenance of the Gandhāran "Trojan Horse" Relief in the British Museum
Selvam Thorez, Nouvelle mise en perspective d'un corpus de peintures awadhi occidentalisantes
Hedwige  Multzer O'Naghten, Prajñāpāramitā dans le bouddhisme du Cambodge ancien
Pauline Sebillaud & Liu Xiaoxi, Une ville jurchen au temps des Ming (XIVe-XVIIe siècle) : Huifacheng, un carrefour économique et culturel
Ariane Perrin, The Image of the Deceased in Koguryŏ Funerary Art (4th-5th Centuries AD): A Comparison between the Ji'an (China) and Pyongyang (Korea) Regions

In Memoriam : Anne Chayet (1943-2015) (Isabelle Charleux & Alain Thote)

Chroniques :
Bertrand Porte, Sculptures transformées, du Phnom Da au Núi Ba Thê
Nicolas Revire, « L'habit ne fait pas le moine » : note sur un Buddha préangkorien sis à Longvek (Cambodge) et accoutré en Neak Ta
Mael Bellec, Yan Dehui : sculpteur oublié de la modernité chinoise

Notes de lecture :
Gérard Fussman, Art and Landscape, Buddhist Rock Sculptures of Late Antique Swat/Uḍḍiyāna, d'Anna Filigenzi
Emmanuel Francis, L'Inde des Gupta (IVe-VIe siècle), de Cédric Ferrier

Comptes rendus :
Theresia Hofer (éd.), Bodies in Balance. The Art of Tibetan Medicine (Charles Ramble)
Davis P. Jackson, Painting Traditions of the Drigung Kagyu School (Nils Martin)
Guolong  Lai, Excavating the Afterlife. The Archaeology of Early Chinese Religion (John Lagerwey)
Jean-Pierre Drège (dir.),  La fabrique du lisible. La mise en texte des manuscrits de la Chine ancienne et médiévale (Lothar von Falkenhausen)
Éric Boudot & Chris Buckley, The Roots of Asian Weaving. The He Haiyan Collection of textiles and looms from Southwest China (Dominique Cardon)
Alexandra Curvelo, Chefs-d'œuvre des paravents nanban. Japon-Portugal XVIIe siècle (François Lachaud)
Carolyn M. Putney, Kendall H. Brown, Koyama Shuko & Paul Binnie,  Fresh Impressions. Early Modern Japanese Prints (François Lachaud)

Fabienne Jagou, « Lifanyuan and Tibet », in Dittmar Schorkowitz and Chia Ning eds., Managing Frontiers in Qing China, Leiden : Brill, 2016, p. 312-335.

Martin Nogueira Ramos : « Le rôle des confréries durant les premières années de la proscription du catholicisme : Le cas du fief de Shimabara », Japon pluriel 11, Actes du onzième colloque de la Société française des études japonaises, Arles, Philippe Picquier, 2016, p. 291-299.

Franciscus Verellen,  « Lu Xiujing (406-477) on Daoist Practice: Ten lessons in The Way and its Virtue », Daoism: Religion, History and Society vol. 8, 2016, p. 165-202.

Alain Arrault :
  • with  Valérie Lavoix (Inalco), Curiosité savante, culture politique et sociabilité lettrée dans le Mengxi bitan de Shen Gua (1031-1095), 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 14 h à 17 h (room 681, 6e floor, Le France building, 190-198 avenue de France 75013 Paris), from 4th November 2016 to 17th February 2017
  • with Stéphane Feuillas (université Paris-Diderot), Chritian Lamouroux (EHESS), Identités et conduites lettrées dans la Chine des Song (960-1279) : les formes de l'écriture, les lundis de 13 h à 16 h (room 681, 6th floor, Le France building, 190-198 avenue de France 75013 Paris), 7th and 21st November, 5th December 2016, 9th and 23rd January, 6th and 20th February and 6th March 2017

Anne Bouchy
  • « Formes de vie sociales, formes de vie naturelles au Japon », dans le cadre du programme « Anthropologie des formes de vie et des modes d'existence », with Gégory Beaussart, Charlotte Lamotte and Emilie Letouzey 
    Second semester, Thursdays from 19th January
  • Research seminar Nature(s) and religion(s), with Jean-Pierre Albert (EHESS) and Jean-Pierre Cavaillé (EHESS). One Friday a month from 20th January

Michela Bussotti :
  • Histoire culturelle de la Chine (XVe siècle-XIXe siècle) : livres, éditeurs et publics, Thursdays from 9h to 11h (salle 681, 6th floot étage, Le France building, 190-198 avenue de France 75013 Paris), from 17th November 2016 to 16th February 2017,
  • with C. Bodolec (CNRS) and F. Obringer (CNRS) : Techniques, objets et patrimoine culturel immatériel en Asie Orientale (XVIe-XXIe siècle), 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 11 h to 13 h (salle 681, 6th floor, Le France building, 190-198 avenue de France 75013 Paris), from 24th November 2016 to 8th June 2017,

Yves Goudineau :
  • with Denis Vidal (Ceias) and Vanina Bouté (Case) : Anthropologie comparée à partir de l'Asie du Sud-Est, seminar EHESS, the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 14h to 16h (grand salon de la Maison de l'Asie), from 24th November

François Lachaud :
  • Bouddhisme japonais: Yanagi Soetsu (1889-1961) et Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) : transcendantalisme, bouddhisme et formation de l'esthétique japonaise, Fridays from 14h to 16h, seminar EPHE, 1st course 25th November. Maison de l'Asie, 22 avenue du Président-Wilson, 75116,

Charlotte Schmid :
  • with Emmanuel Francis (CNRS) : Les versions de l'histoire, l'éloge royal de Rajendracola I, Thursdays from 13h to 15h (ground floor hall, Maison de l'Asie, 22 avenue du Président Wilson). From 3rd November.

EFEO Seminar Paris
The Paris l'EFEO seminar takes place on Monday 30th January (from 11h to 12h30). Fabienne Jagou (EFEO) and Lara Maconi (CRCAO & CEH) speak on "Frontières politiques et culturelles sino-tibétaines: 1930s and 1940s". This seminar is integrated into the Master seminar "Asies" (EFEO - EHESS - EPHE) the subject of which is Ethnie et frontière (Maison de l'Asie, 22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, Grand salon, 1st floor).

Cliché Zhang Xueben, Xikang, 1937

The stability of its borders was a national issue for Republican China in the 1940s and 50s. She responded to the will of the Chinese State to build a unified State that recognised a single government and that integrated regions till then controlled by law but not in fact. This exposition aims to present the local situation - Chinese and Tibetan - on the Sino-Tibetan border from the political and cultural point of view. Through the analysis of various political actions carried out by the Tibetans on the Sino-Tibetan border, Fabienne Jagou will show how these contributed to annihilating the attempts by the Chinese government to construct a centralised state and to preventing the decentralised Chinese authorities of Sichuan and Xikang from adhering to that policy. Lara Maconi will, on the other hand, explore the concept of the Sino-Tibetan cultural frontier through the analysis of the personal and intellectual trajectory of Lodröe Chötso (1909-1949), Tibetan woman of Letters whose texts and cultural activities (creation of a review, especially) cast light on a world in full-out transition and change.
Photographic Exhibition L'Asie des Rites at the library of the Maison de l'Asie.
News from the PSL Research University
Thierry Coulhon, President of the l'université Paris Sciences & Lettres (PSL), and Katherine Fleming, Vice-President of New York University (NYU), have signed a new international cooperation agreement "The NYU-PSL Global Alliance". This ambitious agreement between these two prestigious universities, aims at developing strong and increasing scientific links as well as new shared opportunities, especially as regards research and student mobility.

Social networks of the PSL:
Life at the Centres
Dominic Goodall, Hugo David and SLP Anjaneya Sarma will participate, from 23 to 27 January, in the International Workshop on Tantric Studies organised by Mrinal Kaul and the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities (Centre for Religious Studies). The five-day workshop, which will be held at Manipal (Karnataka), will be devoted to the study of three important Śaiva texts, the Ratnatrayaparīkṣā, Sarvajñānottara and Mokṣakārikā as well as of their commentaries.

R. Sathyanarayanan will present a paper entitled "Announcement of the critical edition and translation of Śrīraṅgamāhātmyam" in the 6th NETamil Workhop on "Āḻvārs and Divyadeśas - Vaiṣṇava Regional and Vernacular Voices" from 31 January to 3 February 2017.

Suganya Anandakichenin will attend two conferences in Chennai: "The World of Ramanuja: Tradition and Thought in History and Today," organized by the University of Madras (January 2-5) and the National Conference on the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, organized by the Bhāgavata Purāṇa Research Project, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (January 6-8).

The 6th NETamil Workhop entitled "Āḻvārs and Divyadeśas" will be organised at the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO from 31 January to 3 February 2017. Erin McCann and Suganya Anandakichenin are organizing the first two days, during which the Vaiṣṇava regional and vernacular voices in South India will be explored. From abroad, Leslie Orr, Charlotte Schmid and Marcus Schmücker will be participating in the event, along with their Indian counterparts, such as S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma, K.E. Dharaneedharan and R. Sathyanarayana. The second part of the conference, organized by S.A.S. Sarma, will explore the history, architecture, rituals and other practices of the thirteen shrines located in Kerala-desa, or Malai-natu, which have been described by Nammāḻvar, Tirumankai, and Kulacēkaran in their songs. M. G. S. Narayanan, a well-known scholar of the history of Kerala, will deliver the key-note address, and scholars such as Cezary Galewicz, Christophe Vielle, Gopinathan Nair, Rajendran, Padmakumari Amma, Muthulakshmi, Rajendu Dharmoth, Ajithan and Radhakrishnan will participate and present papers.
Kuala Lumpur
Daniel Perret presents a programme of Franco-Indonesian archaeological excavations at Kota Cina (North Sumatra) at the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettes 6th January.
Phnom Penh
The studio of conservation of sculpture of the Musée national du Cambodia (EFEO) continues the setting up of the estampages of ancient inscriptions. The stele of Tuol Kuhear (K.1003 - south of the province of Kandal) is hung next to the statue of the bull of Siva, belonging to the same site, which is on show currently in the golden pagoda of the Palais Royal (Phnom Penh). The estampage explains the origin of this remarkable 9th century bull in silver plated bronze.
Siem Reap
From 2nd to 6th January, a workshop on the body of inscriptions of the Banteay Srei temple takes place at the EFEO Centre of Siem Reap and brings together Éric Bourdonneau, Olivier Cunin, Gérard Diffloth, Dominic Goodall and Grégory Mikaelian. Éric Bourdonneau participates in the 27th technical session and the 23rd plenary session of the International Committee for the Preservation and development of the historic site of Angkor (CIC).

The Siem Reap Centre also hosts, from 4th to 21st January the workshop Siem Reap-Angkor : patrimoine/tourisme, contemporanéité/développement organised by the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville.
On 26 January (from 6 pm to 10 pm), Benoît Jacquet is the moderator of the first Nuit des idées, of which he is the co-organizer, with Béatrice Horn (French Institute of Japan), the French Institute of Japan-Kansai Kyoto.

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