A Century of Field Studies in Asia

The French School of Asian Studies was founded in 1900 in Saigon. The mission of the EFEO is interdisciplinary research on the civilizations of Asia, extending from India to Japan. A network of seventeen research centers in twelve Asian countries allows its 42 research scholars (anthropologists, archaeologists, linguists, historians and others) to carry out their fieldwork while maintaining a network of local specialists and Asianists from around the world.

Library: Inventory via Calames
Paris, France, 01 June 2021
In parallel with their publication on the EFEO's archive platform, the inventories of the archives of the Angkor Conservation Office are now available on Calames.

You will find documents from the general administration of the department (including correspondence and management of the Angkor Park site), as well as the archives of the Angkor Conservation depot (inventories and correspondence). But also the archives that bear witness to research activities in the field, such as excavation reports and diaries, and graphic documents comprising some 3,500 plans and drawings.
EFEO Paris seminar
Paris, France, 31 May 2021
Fabienne Jagou (EFEO) speaks on: "Construire une communauté religieuse à Taïwan : l'exemple de celle de la Vénérable Gongga (1903-1997)" [Building a religious community in Taiwan: the example of Venerable Gongga (1903-1997)]. This seminar is part of the sequence La question religieuse : sécularisation et réinvention of the seminar ASIES of the master "Études Asiatiques".

Friday, May 28, from 10.30am to 12pm. The conference will take place online upon prior registration.

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Kyoto lectures
Kyoto, Japan, 28 May 2021
As part of  the Kyoto lectures, SAKA Chihiro (Ryukoku university) presents: "Datsueba’s Role in Structuring the Religious Landscapes: An Examination of the Precinct of Risshakuji and the Pilgrimage Route to Atsuta Shrine".

Friday, May 28, at 6pm (Japan time).

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Photo Library
25 May 2021
Discover the photographs from the collection of Marie-Louise Reiniche, anthropologist and specialist of the Tamil country (South India).

Marie-Louise Reiniche (1934-2008) defined herself as a "social anthropologist, aiming at an anthropology of movable wealth, in the context of Indian civilisation and in relation to rituals".
37th Seoul Colloquium in Korea Studies
Online, 13 May 2021
The XXXVIIe Seoul Colloquium in Korea Studies, organized by the EFEO Center in Seoul, in collaboration with the Royal Asiatic Society, is led by Maël Bellec, Curator of Chinese and Korean Art at the Cernuschi Museum in Paris, on the topic: "Lee Ungno : a case study of a Korean artist in France (1959-1989)".
→ Thursday, May 13, at 6:00 p.m. (Seoul time), online: register with the EFEO Center (mentioning their full name and affiliation) to receive the information needed to connect.

Legend: Opening of the “Oriental painting Academy” exhibition in the Cernuschi museum in 1971 © Lee Ungno archives