François Lachaud

Ussel, 1967

Member of the EFEO since 2000


François Lachaud is Professor of Japanese Studies at the École française d'Extrême-Orient where he holds the chair on Buddhism and Japanese civilisation. He is also EFEO Professor of Japanese Studies at the Religious Studies department of the École pratique des hautes études. From January 2001 to December 2007, he served as head of the EFEO Kyoto Centre. From January 2008 to December 2010, François Lachaud was the EFEO director of studies based in Paris. From July 2011 to July 2013, Lachaud was Smithsonian Senior History of Art Fellow at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. From September to December 2014, François Lachaud was visiting professor at the Institute for Research in the Humanities in Kyoto (fall 2014) where he has been an associate member since 2004. François Lachaud completed his PhD in East Asian Studies (Japanese Studies) in Paris.  A recipient of the Stanislas Julien Prize (2006), he holds an agrégation in Japanese language and civilisation since 1994. François Lachaud first graduated (MLitt) in English studies (medieval and early modern literature) at the universities of Oxford and Paris where he also studied historical linguistics (Scandinavian, Germanic, and Celtic languages). 


Keywords: Japanese Buddhism, art history, Japanese literature (Sino-Japanese). Cultural exchanges in premodern and modern East Asia (Japan, China, Russia).


専攻 宗教史学・日本佛教史学。美術史。古典文学・漢文学。近世期における東アジアの文化交流史(日・中・露)。

François Lachaud
François Lachaud

Directeur d'études

Bouddhisme et civilisation japonaise
Buddhism and Japanese Civilization

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