Franciscus Verellen

A historian of medieval China, Franciscus Verellen is Professor in the History of Daoism and a former Director (2004-2014) of the École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO). He currently heads the EFEO Hong Kong Center.  

Verellen has published widely in the fields of regional cultural history and Daoism, including Imperiled Destinies: The Daoist Quest for Deliverance in Medieval China (Harvard University Press 2019), The Taoist Canon: A Historical Companion to the Daozang (3 volumes, ed. with Kristofer Schipper, University of Chicago Press 2004), and Du Guangting (850-933): taoïste de cour à la fin de la Chine médiévale (Collège de France 1989).

After doctoral studies at Oxford and Paris, Franciscus Verellen taught at Columbia University, New York, and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, before joining the EFEO in 1992. He held visiting appointments at Princeton University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and invitations as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (Munich, Oxford, and Heidelberg), fellow-in-residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (Wassenaar), Stewart Lecturer in the Humanities (Princeton), member and Edwin C. and Elisabeth A. Whitehead Fellow in the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and distinguished adjunct researcher at Renmin University, Beijing. 

Since 2014, Franciscus Verellen is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as Honorary Research Fellow in the Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, University of Hong Kong.

Distinctions: member of the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres, Institut de France; knight, French Legion of Honour; officer, Palmes Académiques; knight, Royal Order of Sahametrei; officer, Royal Order of Cambodia; Association of American Publishers 2005 Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing, American Academy of Religion 2007 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion (for The Taoist Canon).

傅飛嵐是法國遠東學院道教史講座教授,並兼任香港聯絡中心的主任。他同時是法蘭西學院銘文與美文學院院士;並於2004至2014年擔任法國遠東學院院長。他先後任教於法國高等研究學院(巴黎)、美國哥倫比亞大學、普林斯頓大學、加洲大學柏克萊分校及香港中文大學。傅飛嵐在中國宗教和地方文化的著述豐碩,包括《道藏通考》(與施舟人共同編纂,3冊,芝加哥大學出版社2004年出版)。他現為香港中文大學中國文化研究所高級研究員和顧問委員會委員;香港大學饒宗頤學術館名譽研究員;並加入歐盟委員會科研架構計劃「展望2020」的專家顧問團。

Franciscus Verellen
Franciscus Verellen

Directeur d'études

EFEO Centre
Institute of Chinese Studies
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT
Hong Kong, China
Tel. +852 3943 7369


franciscus.verellen@efeo.net