Kyoto

The Kyoto Centre, Japan

Head : Martin Nogueira Ramos
École française d'Extrême-Orient
Kitashirakawa bettô-chô 29, Sakyô-ku
606-8276 Kyoto, Japan
Tel: +81 75 701 0882 Fax: +81 75 701 0883
〒606-8276 京都市左京区北白川別当町29
efeo.kyoto@gmail.com
martin.ramos@efeo.net



Established in 1966, the EFEO's Kyoto Center, currently directed by Martin Nogueira Ramos was given the mission of the development and promotion of research on ancient and modern Japan in the humanities and social sciences. As a research institute, the Center holds a library of more than 10 000 works on Asian religions, especially Buddhism and Taoism. This collection was enhanced in 1984 with the integration of the library of Etienne Lamotte, and later by collections from the former heads of the Center Anna Seidel and Hubert Durt. The Center regularly welcomes students and scholars sponsored by the European ECAF Consortium.

The Center for many years assumed the responsability for the compilation of the Hobogirin encyclopedia of Buddhism based on Chinese and Japanese sources that was started in 1926 by Sylvain Lévy and Paul Demiéville in cooperation with the Japanese Academy.

Since 2003, the EFEO's Kyoto Center has worked in partnership with the Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (Jinbun Kagaku Kenkyujo) of the University of Kyoto. The members of the EFEO serve as Visiting Professors at the University of Kyoto where they provide a research seminar. The Center focuses on developing European research on Japan in the domains of history, architecture, philology, archaeology, and religious studies. In 2009 EFEO's partnership with the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Kyoto widened to include the member institutions of the ECAF Consortium. An agreement on academic cooperation links the Center with Waseda University (Institutes of Asian, European, and Japanese Studies). The EFEO Center also works in partnerships with the Italian School of East Asian Studies (ISEAS ), the University of Kyoto kôgei sen.i, the Universities of Ôsaka, Hiroshima, and Keiô, Sophia University in Tôkyô, the National University of Ochanomizu (Tôkyô), and the Institut Franco-Japonais du Kansai (IFJK).

Since 2002, the Center has hosted monthly lectures on Japanese and Chinese studies, jointly organized with ISEAS. A forum for scholarly exchange, the EFEO and ISEAS Centers, which are located in the same building, offer training events for French and international research students and jointly host visiting scholars from ECAF and other institutions.

The Centre edits the bilingual journal Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie in French and English. Since its creation in 1985, on the initiative of Anna Seidel, this annual periodical specializes in East Asian cultural and religious studies. It plays a major role in disseminating French and international research in these areas.

The Kyoto centre
Head: Martin Nogueira Ramos

École française d'Extrême-Orient
Kitashirakawa bettô-chô 29, Sakyô-ku
606-8276 Kyoto
Japan
Tel: +81 75 701 0882
Fax: +81 75 701 0883
〒606-8276 京都市左京区北白川別当町29
martin.ramos@efeo.net
efeo.kyoto@gmail.com


フランス国立極東学院・京都支部
〒606-8276 京都市左京区北白川別当町29

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Kyoto Lectures【ON ZOOM】2020-12
11 DECEMBER 20 Bringing the Vernacular into Modernism:Architect Antonin Raymond in Interwar JapanSpeaker: Yola GloaguenFriday, December 11th, 18:00hAntonin Raymond’s career  ... Read more
Kitashirakawa EFEO Salon November 27, 2020
27 NOVEMBER 20 This lecture will be held in Japanese language.日本における信仰と「知」のはざま- 中世・近世・近代を中心に - 第7回2020年 11月  ... Read more
Kyoto Lectures【ON ZOOM】2020-11
20 NOVEMBER 20 The Annexation of the Ryūkyū Kingdom to Japan from a Global PerspectiveFriday, November 20th, 18:00hMarco Tinello SPEAKERFrom 1872 onward Tokyo's leaders resorted to a  ... Read more
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Kyoto lectures
Kyoto, Japan, 20 November 2020
As part of the Kyoto lectures, Marco Tinello (University of Kanagawa) presents: "The Annexation of Ryukyu to Japan seen from a global perspective".

At 6 p.m. (Japan time). The conference will be broadcasted online via Zoom.

The password for logging in will be posted on the Kyoto Center's blog and ISEAS websites the day before.
''Kitashirakawa EFEO Salon''
Kyoto, Japan, 16 October 2020
As part of the Kitashirakawa EFEO Salon, the fifth lecture of the 2019-2020 cycle is presented by Markus Ruesch (Ryukoku University) on the topic: "Secret spaces for Amida: the function of hidden spaces in the rites of Pure Land Buddhism and their doctrinal foundations (Edo period)" (in Japanese without translation).
The conference will be broadcasted online via Zoom and on site at the EFEO Center in Kyoto (limited to 10 auditors, upon registration). More information
Kyoto lectures
Kyoto, Japan, 28 September 2020
As part of the Kyoto lectures, Kameyama Takahiko (University of Kyoto / Ryukoku University) presents: "Articulating Inner Dharma: Development of the Five Viscera Mandala in Japanese Esoteric Buddhism".
At 6 p.m. (Japan time). The conference will be broadcasted online via Zoom and on site at the EFEO Center in Kyoto (limited to 10 auditors upon registration at: efeo.kyoto@gmail.com).
The password for logging in will be posted on the Kyoto Center's blog and ISEAS websites the day before.
Research Seminar
Paris, France, 25 September 2020
As part of the research program "Essais 'au fil du pinceau' (zuihitsu) à l’époque d’Edo (XVIIe-XIXe s.) : recueils de réflexions et d’observations sur le passé et le présent des savants japonais (pré-) modernes" [Miscellaneous ‘running brush’ Essays (zuihitsu) in the Edo period (17th-19th c.). ): collections of reflections and observations on the past and present of (pre-)modern Japanese scholars], Christophe Marquet gives a communication on "The notion of "essay of critical reflection through evidence" (kōshō zuihitsu 考証随筆) through the case of the painter-writer Santo Kyoden, alias Kitao Masanobu (1761-1816)".

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4th lecture of the 'Kitashirakawa EFEO Salon'
Kyoto, France, 25 September 2020
As part of the Kitashirakawa EFEO Salon, the 4th lecture of the 2019-2020 cycle is presented by Gaétan Rappo (Kyoto University / EFEO) on the topic: "Esoteric Buddhism of the Muromachi period and secular benefits (genze riyaku): reflection on the Dakiniten mandalas" (in Japanese without translation).

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