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

 

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Covid-19 Information
Paris, France,


The Maison de l'Asie and the library are closed to the public from March 16 until further notice.

All cultural and scientific events are cancelled.
Covid-19 Information
Paris, France,


The Maison de l'Asie and the library are closed to the public from March 16 until further notice.

All cultural and scientific events are cancelled.
Doctoral contract – Campaign 2020
17 May 2020
Extension of the deadline for submitting applications for MESRI doctoral contracts - EFE.

Due to the current health crisis, the deadlines for submitting applications for the MESRI Doctoral Contracts - EFE, 2020-2023, have been extended.

The conditions remain unchanged but candidates who have already submitted their application may, if they deem it necessary, update it and send a new version by 17 May. Applications received remain registered.

The arbitrations will, as initially planned, be rendered during the month of June.

Details and the procedure for submitting applications to the EFEO can be found here.

Application documents may be sent until May 17th, 2020, 3:00 p.m. (Paris time), according to the procedures specific to each EFE. The results will be sent before the end of June.
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Blogpost
01 May 2020
Discover Arlo Griffiths' article on the DHARMA project blog: "Cataloging and digitizing estampages of inscriptions from Leiden University Library".
''Kyoto lectures''
Kyoto, Japan, 22 April 2020
The EFEO/ISEAS Center in Kyoto has decided to continue some of its activities online.

The next lecture (Kyoto lectures) will take place on Wednesday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in Japan (11 a.m. in France) and will be presented by Alistair Swale (University of Canterbury, New Zealand): "Gesaku Literati and Early Meiji Print Culture: Remaking Popular Culture for the Masses".

To join the conference click on this link.
The password will be put online on April 21 on the ISEAS and EFEO web page and on the blog of the Kyoto Center.