Beijing

The Beijing Centre, People's Republic of China

Head : Guillaume Dutournier

Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient,
EFEO Beijing Center
56 Zhuzhong hutong
Xicheng District
100009 Beijing
République populaire de Chine

EFEO Beijing Center
法國遠東學院 北京中心
100009 北京市,西城區
鑄鐘胡同56號

guillaume.dutournier@efeo.net

Although some of the most renowned EFEO sinologists - Paul Pelliot, Henri Maspero, Rolf A. Stein - conducted research projects in China throughout the 20th century, it was not until 1997 that a permanent EFEO Centre was established in Beijing to replace the branch office set up in Fouzhou in 1994. The Beijing Centre is part of a cooperative effort undertaken with the History of Science Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science. The School also works in collaboration with the History Institute and Archaeology Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Normal University of Beijing, the University of Tsinghua and the National Library.

Over recent years EFEO members in Beijing have carried out several research projects in history, anthropology, sociology of religion and history of science. Likewise guest scholars from French and European institutions have stayed at the Centre to conduct extended research.

Current research program:

  • Water systems and society in northern China
  • Daoism and local society: liturgical structures in central Human
  • Epigraphy and oral history of Beijing temples
  • Architecture and history of Ming and Qing coastal defenses*
  • Cultural and social history of printing and publishing in Huizhou

These research programs are all collaborative endeavors carried out in partnership with Chinese institutions. Several receive major funding from international research foundations.

In collaboration with the Beijing branch of the Max Weber Stiftung, the EFEO Center in Beijing form the "European Research Center for Chinese Studies" whose scientific news can be found on the following website: https://erccs.hypotheses.org.

The Center publishes Faguo hanxue - Sinologie française. This annual journal printed in Chinese is made possible with support from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Initially focusing on works in sinology undertaken in France, the journal has become increasingly thematic. Today the journal publishes articles by Chinese and French specialists on joint research results. Articles by Chinese specialists working in cooperation with the EFEO are also printed in this journal. The Centre publishes in addition bilingual (Chinese and French) special issues for the monthly HAS (History, Archaeology, and Society) lecture series. These lectures provide an intercultural forum for leading French and Chinese scholars in various branches of the humanities and social sciences.

EFEO News
EFEO Field Scholarships - 2nd Semester 2021
22 March 2021
The deadline for submitting an application to an EFEO Field Scholarships for Master and PhD students enabling a field study in Asia at one of the EFEO centers is set to the 22th of March 2021. READ MORE
Paris EFEO Seminar
En ligne, 08 March 2021
Damian Evans (EFEO) speaks on: "Le passé vu du ciel : Des complexes urbains révélés par télédétection en Asie du Sud-Est" [The past seen from the sky: Urban complexes revealed by remote sensing in South-East Asia]. This seminar is part of the sequence Ville et patrimoine of the seminar ASIES of the master "Études Asiatiques".

From 10.30am to 12pm. The conference will take place online upon prior registration.
Once registered you will receive the elements to log in (seminar link and password).

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Covid-19 Information: new procedures of the library
Paris, France, 01 March 2021
How to access the EFEO library and the loan-return service

The EFEO library is open by appointment from Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. It offers a document lending and return service every Wednesday.
To make an appointment for THE READING SPACE: CLICK HERE
To make an appointment for the LOAN-RETURN SERVICE: CLICK HERE 
Please check the EFEO's Facebook page and Twitter account regularly for any updates to the terms and conditions of the public reception modalities.
Lecture
Online, 25 February 2021
The European Institute for Chinese Studies (EURICS) is organising the lecture "In the Eyes of Its European Beholders: China's Longmen and Cultural Heritage" on Thursday 25/02/2021 from 6pm to 8pm (Paris time) online.

👉 Registration
EFEO Doctoral contract 2021
24 February 2021
As part of its support for international cooperation activities, the MESRI awards five doctoral contracts each year in partnership between a Doctoral School and one of the five Écoles françaises à l’étranger (EFE).

Submitting application to the EFEO

For the other EFE

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