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
In Memoriam
20 October 2021
It is with deep regret that we learn of the demise of the eminent sinologist and former director of the École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO), Léon Vandermeersch, who passed away on October 17, 2021 at the age of 93.

The entire staff of the EFEO will always remember him with the greatest respect and we express our deepest condolences to his family.
In Memoriam by Franciscus Verellen
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Covid-19 Information: new procedures of the library
Paris, France, 11 October 2021
From Monday, September 13, access to the EFEO library changes:
  • The library will be open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
  • It will no longer be necessary to reserve a place in the reading room, but you will have to be registered or pre-registered on the Bulac catalogue for the "Maison de l'Asie" site: https://catalogue.bulac.fr/
  • The documents will be communicated 20 minutes after their reservation from your reader's account, and will be made available on the shelves on the patio side of the reading room- The library will welcome 15 readers per day. In case of overcrowding, priority will be given to readers consulting EFEO documents
  • The health pass will not be required, but the wearing of masks and the respect of protective measures will continue to apply
If you are experiencing Covid-19 type symptoms, please postpone your visit to the library.
Aséanie
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All issues of the journal Aséanie (from 1997 to 2014) are now available on Persée!
24e Rendez-vous de l'histoire de Blois
Blois, France, 06 October 2021

Meet the Réseau des Écoles françaises à l'Étranger - ResEFE - at the 24th Rendez-vous de l'histoire in Blois during the Carte blanche for the ResEFE: "Les chercheurs sur leur terrain de travail : questions sociales et environnementales". October 8, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Chocolaterie site of the IUT - Amphi 1, Blois.
Christophe Pottier, for the EFEO, will present "Vivre et travailler dans les temples d'Angkor au XXe siècle".
The ResEFE will also be present at the Salon du livre, on the stand of the Librairie Jean de Léry (Stand N and N')