Chinese Core Collections

The Chinese collections at the Ecole Française d'Extrême Orient Library started developing at the end of the 1950's, period during which the school moved from Southeast Asia to Paris. The Chinese collection was constructed in parallel to the EFEO's domains of excellency: art, archeology, history, anthropology, philology and religious sciences. In order to keep an up to date view of sinology, we never lose track of the development of our sinologists' researches (among whom M. Bussotti, P. Calanca, L. Y. Kuo, A. Arrault).
Following the evolution of Chinese collections in Parisian libraries, we coordinated with several specialized institutions (Collège de France, Bulac), in order to offer a homogeneous, complementary and complete Chinese collections throughout Paris.
Due to the EFEO presence in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, our collections benefit every year from exchanges and donations from prestigious institutions (Academia Sinica in Taiwan, The Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing...).
The Chinese collections are composed of about 15 000 monographs (which 75% are in Chinese) and 450 periodicals (half of which are in Chinese) among which 150 are current Chinese titles.
Last but not least, the Chinese collections also have non-printed material: rubbings, Luo manuscripts, Naxi (Dongba) manuscripts, maps and som collections at the photolibrary.

Contact: Dat-Wei Lau, head of the China and Korea collections

 

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
Exhibition
Pondicherry, India, 19 January 2021
The exhibition "The Five French Settlements in India as Recorded in Eighteenth-Century Plans (1673-1824)" will take place from 19th January 2021 to 28th January 2021 at the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP).
Jointly organised by IFP, the Alliance française de Pondichéry and the EFEO Centre in Pondicherry, this exhibition, conceived and realised by Jean Deloche, will be held as part of the Pondicherry Heritage Festival 2021.
This exhibition is an introduction to the history of the old French establishments in India and an inventory of their vanished monuments.
Covid-19 Information: new procedures of the library
Paris, France, 14 January 2021
How to access the EFEO library and the loan-return service

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Asian Treasures of the EFEO
Paris, France, 12 January 2021

Discover "Les paysans de la forêt à travers le regard d'un ethnographe: le fonds photographique de Jean Boulbet au Sud Vietnam, 1947-1963" presented by Catherine Scheer and Isabelle Poujol, 1st video of the series "Asian Treasures of the EFEO" created to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the EFEO!
Paris EFEO Seminar
Paris, France, 11 January 2021
Christophe Marquet (EFEO) speaks on: "Interroger les images populaires japonaises : Leroi-Gourhan versus Yanagi" [Questioning popular Japanese images: Leroi-Gourhan versus Yanagi]. This seminar is part of the sequence Images: objects and sources 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). READ MORE