Agenda of June 2017
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
Seminars, missions and meetings
Yves Goudineau, Director, on 9th June, meets with the other directors of the Écoles françaises à l'étranger (EFE) with a focus on Michel Zink, Perpetual Secretary of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, in order to organise, at the beginning of 2018, under the auspices of that academy, a group exhibition of the five EFE as well as a study day on the subject of safeguarding the archaeological heritage.

He presides on 14th June over the General Assembly of the Association des Amis de l'Orient (AFAO), an association founded in 1920 on the initiative of Émile Guimet, traditionally, Director and President of the EFEO.
On 27th June, he participates in the inauguration of the exhibition dedicated to Jao Tsung-I on the occasion of his centenary ("Bonheur éternel. Variations autour du lotus"), in the presence of the Master coming especially from Hongkong (exhibition HNA at La Pagode-Maison Loo, 48 rue de Courcelles, Paris 17e); after the inauguration there will be a reception at the EFEO in honour of this artist, renowned calligrapher and eminent scholar who was a member of the EFEO between 1974 and 1976.

Charlotte Schmid, Director of Studies, gives a talk lecture entitled "Le voleur de beurre, une création du monde tamoul", in the framework of Mondes tamouls, "Tamoul: regards pluridisciplinaires" study day, organised by Uthaya Veluppillai at the Inalco (PLC Amphi 2, 65 rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris) on Friday 16th June 12h.
She also gives a lecture entitled "Kṛṣṇa, the Butter-thief from North to South, Back and Forth" for the Friends of the Kern Institute, at the University of Leiden (Leiden Institute of Area Studies), on 22nd June at 16h.

On Thursday 14th June, Luca Gabbiani is defending his habilitation by carrying out research on a memoir, entitled "La ville chinoise et ses histoires - Approches culturelles, socio-économiques et institutionnelles" at the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (salle des Plaques) before a jury composed of Xiao-hong Xiao-Planes (Professor of the Universities, Inalco, garante), Marianne Bujard (Director of Studies, EPHE), Jérôme Bourgon (director of research, CNRS, Institut d'Asie orientale), Pierre Monnet (Director of Studies, EHESS), Bernard Thomann (Professor of the Universities, Inalco), Pierre-Etienne Will Professor, Collège de France).

Paola Calanca is on mission to Taiwan from 5th to15th June. She is hosted by the National Palace Museum at Taipei to conduct research on the genealogies of the lineages of the South-East of China in the 17th and 18th centuries. On 24th June, she gives a lecture in the framework of the exhibition organised by the South branch of the National Palace Museum focusing on Wang Delu.
During that mission she will be working with Chen Kuo-tung, partner of the ANR-MOST Maritime Knowledge for China Seas. She is joined in mid-June by Pierre-Yves Manguin, another participant in the project (see below).

Pierre-Yves Manguin participates from 8th to 9th June at Paris (EHESS and Musée Branly) in the seminar Raja-mandala: In the Kings' Circle (CEIAS/Université de Lausanne), and will then carry out a mission in Taiwan from 18th to 26th June (see Taipei Centre). Pierre-Yves Manguin will then be in Indonesia, till 15th July to work on his research on Srivijaya.

Christophe Pottier will be in Cambodia and Thailand from 12th to 30th June to work on his archaeological projects and to participate in CIC Angkor.

Maric Beaufeist is on mission in Cambodia from 13th to 23rd June to attend CIC Angkor and to oversee the continuation of the excavation of western Mebon.

Fabienne Jagou defends his habilitation by directing research entitled Les représentations chinoises du Tibet aux époques moderne et contemporaine, prepared under the direction of Matthew Kapstein, Director of Studies at the EPHE, on Tuesday 13thJune , from 14h (at the Maison de l'Asie, Grand Salon). Ji Zhe, Christian Lamouroux, Charles Ramble, and Peter Schwieger, are members of the jury.
Fabienne Jagou gives a talk entitled "L'école Karma Kagyü à Taïwan aujourd'hui", in the framework of the panel on the Karma Kagyü school organised by Cécile Ducher, at the 6th congress of the Gis Asie, from 26th to 28th June.

Philippe Le Failler gives the following talk: "L'étranger proche; la perception des enfants métis dans le Vietnam actuel" during the study day on the métissage (mixed race) organised by the institut Recherches Asiatiques (IRASIA, AMU-CNRS) on 14th June at Aix-en-Provence.
Philippe Le Failler presents "La ligne de chemin de fer de l'Indochine et du Yunnan au temps des seigneurs de la guerre, entre diplomatie secrète et trafics inavouables. 1920-1926" in the framework of the symposium "Du Ségala au Yunnan. Des techniques et des homme : Un patrimoine ferroviaire en heritage", rencontre sur l'œuvre de Paul Bodin et le patrimoine ferroviaire to be held at the musée de la Mine de Cagnac-les-Mines on 23rd June.

Valérie Gillet gives a talk entitled "Le premier empire Pandya (Ve-Xe siècles): état des lieux, nouveautés, difficultés d'approche" on 16 June during the study day Mondes Tamouls, "Tamoul : regards pluridisciplinaires" at the INALCO.
Valérie Gillet gives a lecture entitled "Expressions d'autorité dans la construction, la recontruction ou le réaménagement de temples: le cas de Kiḻaiyūr-Melappaḻuvūr aux IXe et Xe siècles en pays tamoul" at the 6th congress of Gis Asie held at Paris from 26th to 28th June.

Michela Bussotti is in Rome from 26th to 30th June, to carry out research at the Vatican Library and to participate in the Babel Rome study days: débats historiographiques et enjeux méthodologiques de l'écriture d'une histoire globale des savoirs du 16e siècle, at the École française of Rome, on 27th and 28th June.

In the framework of the seminar of Frédéric Girard, Ishii Shûdô (Komazawa University, Tōkyō) gives a lecture on "Les cas (kōan) du Chan chinois et le Shōbōgenzō de Dōgen" Monday 12th May (from 11h to 12h) at the École pratique des hautes études, IVe section (Sorbonne, staircase E 1st floor, room 059, 1 rue Victor Cousin 75005 Paris).
Starting on the 1st June, and for a period of three years, Eva Wilden will stand down in order to take up the post of Professor of Tamil and manuscriptologies at the Asien Afrika Institute of Hambourg.
For the week of 19th June, Clément Froehlicher-Chaix is on mission to the EFEO Centre of Jakarta to develop training of librarians in cataloguing in the SUDOC.
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The EFE network (Écoles françaises à l'Étranger participates in the 7ème édition du Salon du livre d'art et de la revue d'art which will take place at the château of Fontainebleau on 2nd, 3rd and 4th June, and will present a selection of its fine books on a shared stand (stand 52). Pierre Harry ensures the presence there of the EFEO. Delphine Driaux, IFAO author of Instantanés d'Egypte, signs his work on Saturday 4th June at 15h30.
In the framework of the 1er Prix du Livre ICAS-GIS Asie, a special prize has been awarded to the work Le Baphuon, de la restauration à l'histoire architecturale by Pascal Royère edited by Charlotte Schmid.
Deux décennies de coopération archéologique franco-cambodgienne à Angkor, A. Beschaouch, F. Verellen et M. Zink ed., actions of the study day organised in memory of Pascal Royère by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, under the high partronage of His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia (2017)
articles by:
- Dominique Soutif: "Le feu sacré : étude archéologique et épigraphique d'un rituel du Cambodege ancien"
- Jacques Gaucher: "L'enceinte d'Angkor Thom : archéologie d'une forme, chronologie d'une ville"
- Chistophe Pottier: "Nouvelles données sur les premières cités angkoriennes"
- Hang Peou: "Le système hydraulique d'Angkor : l'exemple du baray nord de Neal Poân"
- Franciscus Verellen: "Hommage à Pascal Royère (1965 - 2014) : du temple-montagne Baphuon au sanctuaire du Mébon occidental"
- Hang Peou: "La gestion de l'eau dans Angkor, capitale de l'empire khmer"
EFEO Seminar Paris
The next Paris EFEO seminar takes place on Monday 25th September (from 11h to 12h30).
On the occasion of the centenary of Master Jao Tsung-I, associate foreign member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, there will be an exhibition of calligraphy and paintings Bonheur éternel, variations autour du lotus from 27th June to 2nd July at the Pagode de Paris in the framework of the 2017 edition of the Semaine Internationale de Hainan Airlines (from 11h to 18h, La Pagode de Paris - 48 rue de Courcelles 75008 Paris).

The thematic seminar Archéologie de l'Asie du Sud-Est préhistorique et du début de la période historique, organised by Bérénice Bellina (CNRS) will be held from 19th to 22nd June at the Maison Archéologie et ethnologie of the Université Nanterre la Défense.
News of the PSL Research University
Marc Mézard, Director of the École normale supérieure, has been elected interim president of the Foundation de coopération Scientifique Paris Sciences & Lettres (PSL), he replaces Thierry Coulhon appointed adviser to the Président de la République for higher education and research.
The mandate of Marc Mézard ends with the election of the new president of PLS and may not exceed one year. Marc Mézard combines his responsibilities with those he carries out for the École normale supérieure.

Opening of inscriptions for a new Master Humanités numériques by the École nationale des chartes, the École normale supérieure, the École pratique des hautes études and the École des hautes études en sciences sociales:

In the framework of its partnership with the Fudan University of Shanghai, the labex TransferS welcomes professors, Mme Yuan Li (department of French Literature), and Mr Ding Yun (department of Philosophy).
Yuan Li gives two lectures on literary relations between China and France, studied in the perspective of translation:
- Friday 2nd June: "De L'Étranger au Premier Homme : la réception d'Albert Camus en Chine"
- Thusday 8th June: "Réflexions sur la traduction à l'horizon d'une « éthique planétaire » : l'exemple de François Cheng, traducteur de poésie chinoise" (in french).

Ding Yun gives two lectures on Chinese Philosopy in the 1st post-heideggerian era
- Thursday 1st June: "Être et changement" (Being and Change)
- Tuesday 6th June: "Génération et production - Sur la possibilité d'un renouveau de la philosophie dans la pensée chinoise" (Generation and production - on the possibility of a revival of philosophy in Chinese thought) (in Chinese with an interpreter).

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Life at the Centres
Dominic Goodall and S.A.S. Sarma participate in a symposium Sanskrit and Cultural Studies: New Perspectives, organised at the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady (Kerala), from 5th to 7th June 2017. Dominic Goodall gives the opening speech and makes a presentation on the Raghuvaṃśa and the inscriptions; S.A.S. Sarma speaks on: "Gāruḍa Texts of Kerala".

S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma gives a grammatical presentation in Sanskrit entitled, "kriyayā yam abhipraiti sō 'pi saṁpradānam iti vārttikapratyākhyānavicāraḥ" at the Conference on four śāstras: Vedānta, Mīmāṁsā, Vyākaraṇa, Nyāya organised by the Kanchikamakotimatham at Kanchipuram from 6th to 8th June 2017.
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma teaches extracts from the 2nd chapter of the Dhvanyāloka, fundamental treatise on rhetoric, at the Akhilabhāratīya-śāstrārtha-praśikṣaṇa-vargaḥ (All India Sastrartha Training Camp), organised at Tirupati by the Rastriyasanskrita-vidya-peetham, from 9th to 12th June 2017.
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma is the examiner in vyākaraṇaśāstra grammar at the Kañcikāmakoṭi Pīṭha Śāstra Samvardhinī Sabhā, at Tenali (Andhra Pradesh) from 21st to 26th June 2017.

Dominic Goodall participates (through videoconference) in the defence of the thesis of Andrey Klebanov entitled "Texts composed while copying: A Critical Study of the Manuscripts of Selected Commentaries on the Kirātārjunīya, an Epic Poem in Sanskrit", at the University of Hamburg on 2nd June 2017.
Dominic Goodall gives the opening speech at the symposium Sanskrit and Cultural Studies: New Perspectives, organised at the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady (Kerala), from 5th to 7th June 2017.
Dominic Goodall goes to Vat Phou (Laos) to participate in Rencontres scientifiques franco-lao: découvertes récentes dans la région de Vat Phu et du Sud-Laos organised by Christine Hawixbrock on 18th June 2017.
Then he gives a course on the "Analyse des sources historiques anciennes" in the framework of Master 1 organised by the INALCO at the Université Royale des Beaux Arts à Phnom Penh, and is in Siem Reap from 29th June to 3rd July to work on Sanskrit inscriptions.

On 16th June, Eva Wilden takes part in the first study day of the cycle of lectures, Mondes tamouls organised by the INALCO with a talk entitled: "Un programme de recherche dans le domaine des études tamoules: NETamil".
Daniel Perret is on mission to study the furnishings of the archaeological site of Kota Cina at Medan (North Sumatra), In association with the National Centre of Archaeological Research of Indonesia, from 5th to 16th June 2017.
On 2nd and 3rd June, Jacques Leider participates in the Theravada civilizations project meeting directed by Steven Collins and Juliane Schober at Springfield, Missouri.
Phnom Penh
From 15th June to 15th September, The French Institute of Cambodia presents the exhibition Avec les danseuses royales du Cambodge*, designed by the EFEO and the Musée National du Cambodge in 2011, from a photographic inventory of dance postures realised in 1927 under the direction of George Groslier. The continual projection of 467 reconstituted images of dance sequences is the central point de the exhibition.
On 15th June, the eve of the inauguration, S.A.R. Norodom Buppha Devi, presents a dance duet recently choreographed according to the canon of the ballet royal at the beginning of the 20th century.
* G. Groslier, 1928, Mercure de France.

Bertrand Porte is at Vat Phou (Laos) from 16th to au 19th June to participate in Rencontres scientifiques franco-lao: découvertes récentes dans la région de Vat Phu et du Sud-Laos organised by Christine Hawixbrock.
Siem Reap
On 8th June, in the framework of the symposium, Raja-mandala: in the King's circle taking place at the EHESS and at the Musée du Quai Branly, research on the history of Devarâja conducted by Éric Bourdonneau and Grégory Mikaelian (CNRS/CASE) is the subject of a talk given by the latter, entitled, "Silhouette du Devarâja après Angkor" (
On the initiative de Sharon Wong Wai-yee, professors and Masters students of the Department of Anthropology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), accompanied by representatives of the APSARA and by students of the Université Royale de Phnom Penh, will visit the Centre on 10th June.
On 16th June, Éric Bourdonneau, and the Mebon excavation team, guides representatives of the AFD and GRET for a day dedicated to ancient and modern usages of the waters of western Baray.
On 21st and 22 June, The various heads of the projects carried out on Angkor participate in the 28th technical session of the CIC Angkor at Siem Reap.

On Wednesday 21st June, Dominique Soutif participates in the thematic seminar Archéologie de l'Asie du Sud-Est préhistorique et du début de la période historique, organised by Bérénice Bellina (CNRS) at the Maison Archéologie et ethnologie de l'Université Nanterre la Défense. He presents an introduction to Khmer archaeology.
The new web page of the Research Programme Corpus of Khmer inscriptions (CIK) may be consulted at the following address: A new version of the inventory of inscriptions of Ancient Cambodia is downloadable and will be regularly updated.
A workshop, followed by a research week entitled Rencontres scientifiques franco-lao : découvertes récentes dans la région de Vat Phu et du Sud-Laos, is organised by Christine Hawixbrock and the Vientiane EFEO Centre in association with the FSP Vat Phou and the AFD, from 17th to 19th June at Champasak. Its aim is to bring together French and Lao researchers on the Vat Phou site to develop thinking on the latest archaeological discoveries made in the region. This seminar represents an opportunity for scientific communication in the presence of the personnel of the bureau of Vat Phou (SAGV) and for a presentation of the state of the research to the local authorities and nationals of the RDP Lao.
Jean-Charles Castel (State town planner, head of the FSP Vat Phou) introduces a seminar on: "Vat Phu et les anciens établissements du paysage culturel de Champassak: le classement UNESCO à l'épreuve des faits et des politiques".
talks by:
- Christine Hawixbrock: "Vat Phu, monde des dieux, terre des hommes à la croisée des grands courants culturels régionaux "
- Claude Jacques: "Les débuts de Vat Phu vus par un épigraphiste"
- Dominic Goodall: "Quelques découvertes épigraphiques récentes concernant le site de Vat Phu (K. 1060, K. 1059, K. 1320 et un morceau de K. 1222)"
- Bertrand Porte presents a review of actions carried out at the museum and propositions for conservation/preservation of the pieces.
- Viengkèo Souksavatdy (Assistant Director General of the Heritage, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of the RDP Lao) will conclude the seminar by presenting a synthesis (in Lao) of the different talks.
In the framework of the cycle Histoire, Archéologie et Société (HAS) whose subject for 2016-2017 is Figures de l'intellectuel. Regards comparatifs sur la production du théorique en Chine et en Europe, Jean-Louis Fabiani (University of Central Europe) gives a lecture on Tuesday 6th June Beijing Minsheng Art Museum on "Une sociologie du philosophe français".
In the framework of the cycle of teachings organised by the EHESS, the EFEO and the Department of history of the University of Peking, Élodie Richard (EHESS) gives a lecture entitled "L'Espagne et l'empire napoléonien. De la guerre d'indépendance à la construction nationale (19e siècle)" (Spain and the Napoleonic Empire. From the war of independence to national construction (19th century). The lecture will be on 2nd June at 15h in the Department of history of the University of Peking (room B113).
Franciscus Verellen participates in several councils and commissions of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres on 2nd June. During the public session of the Academy on the same day at 15h30, he sponsors a talk by Vincent Goossaert (EPHE) entitled "Nouvelles sources religieuses pour l'histoire de la Chine: corpus, méthodes et questions".
On 29th June, Mme Jamie Jungmin Yoo (doctor of the University of Harvard) conducts the 11th Seoul Colloquium on Korean Studies organised jointly by the Seoul EFEO Centre in collaboration with the Seoul Branch de la Royal Asiatic Society and the Asiatic Research Institute of Korea University. Dr. Yoo presents the results of his research on book culture during the Chosôn epoch.
On 16th and 17th June, at Korea University, Séoul, will be held the 60th Anniversary International Conference and 7th East Asian Community Forum, organised by the HK Center for Northeast Asian Studies of the Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University, the Institute of Modern International Relations, Tsinghua University, and the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (WIAPS), Waseda University, the subject of which is The East Asian Community at a Crossroads.
Élisabeth Chabanol gives a talk there entitled "Les recherches de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient sur le site historique de Kaesông, capitale du Koryô, RPD de Corée".

Paola Calanca is welcomed from 5th to 15th June at the National Palace Museum (NPM), Taipei, for a research mission on the genealogies of the lineages of the coastal regions of south-east China in the 18th century. This mission is in the framework of annual exchanges of researchers between the EFEO and the National Palace Museum.
From June 15 to 4th July, she collaborates with Chen Kuo-tung (Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica), partner of the project ANR-MOST Maritime Knowledge for China Seas, for the creation of the database and the preparation of the next meeting of academics.
On 20th June, Pierre-Yves Manguin carries out an expert mission at the national Palace Museum, Taipei to evaluate the Champa sculptures recently acquired by the south branch of the museum. On 21st June he gives a lecture on "Innovations in North-South Sailing across the South China Sea", organised jointly by the EFEO and the Institute of History and Philology of the Academia Sinica, which is within the framework of the ANR-MOST bilateral project Maritime Knowledge for China Seas, and on 22nd June he presents: "The Emergence of State and Cities in Insular Southeast Asia: The Birth of Srivijaya", organised jointly by the EFEO and the Institute of Archaeology of the Cheng-Kung National University at Tainan.
On 24th June, Paola Calanca and Pierre-Yves Manguin give a lecture organised jointly by the EFEO and the south branch of the National Palace Museum at Chiayi in the framework of the exhibition focussing on Wang Delu, High Commander of naval forces during the Qing epoch. Paola Calanca speaks on the inscriptions left by that officer between the southeast coast and Taiwan, and Pierre-Yves Manguin presents "Srivijaya and the rise of state and cities in Island Southeast Asia".
In the framework of Kyoto Lectures, on Wednesday 21st June at 18h, Ran Zwigenberg (State University of Pennsylvania) presente: "Citadels of Modernity: Japan's Castles in War and Peace" (at Kyoto University, Yoshida Campus).

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