A Century of Field Studies in Asia

The French School of Asian Studies was founded in 1900 in Saigon. The mission of the EFEO is interdisciplinary research on the civilizations of Asia,extending from India to Japan. A network of eighteen research centers in twelve Asian countries allows its 42 research scholars (anthropologists, archaeologists, linguists, historians and others) to carry out their fieldwork while maintaining a network of local specialists and Asianists from around the world.


Change of opening hours
Paris, France, 07 February 2023
In anticipation of the social movement on Tuesday, February 7, the EFEO library in Paris will be open only from 10:00 to 15:00

The situation will be reassessed on Monday as soon as we know more about the extent of the disruption

The Maison de l'Asie will exceptionally close at 5pm instead of 6pm

We apologize in advance for the inconvenience caused
New publication
Paris, France,

À l'ombre du palmier à sucre
Les campagnes cambodgiennes sous protectorat français à travers l'exemple de Kampong Thom

Mathieu Guérin

EFEO Field Scholarships - 2nd Semester 2023
Paris, France, 09 January 2023
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 15th of March 2023.
New publication
Paris, France,

Arts Asiatiques 77 (2022), École française d'Extrême-Orient, Paris, 2022, 180 pages.

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Happy New Year 2023
01 January 2023
The French School of Asian Studies wishes you a Happy New year 2023.
Follow this link to watch the EFEO New Year card. READ MORE