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
Paris EFEO Seminar
Paris, France, 30 November 2020
On Monday 30 November, Catherine Scheer speaks on: "Soldats subalternes : le combat méconnu de montagnards bunongs sous la République Khmère (1970-75)".

From 10.30am to 12pm. The conference will take place online upon prior registration.

Drawing: Lucie Labbé

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In Memoriam
26 November 2020
Jacques Dumarçay (1926 - 2020)

We are sad to announce the passing of Jacques Dumarçay, which occurred on November 22nd in Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse.

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Covid-19 Information: new procedures of the library
Paris, France, 24 November 2020

Confinement Autumn 2020: 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 (reading space AND/OR 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.
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.
EFEO inventory of Khmer Manuscripts on paper
Paris, France, 18 November 2020
The EFEO inventory of Khmer Manuscripts on paper (P.CAMB and P.CAMB.Paris) has been published on Calames.

Consisting of about 500 records, this corpus was collected in Cambodia, from end of 19th century to first half of 20th century.
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