BEFEO, 101 (2015)

The BEFEO is an annual journal of general Asian studies; it accepts feature articles, dossiers, chronicles, and book reviews in all disciplines: archaeology, anthropology, economic and social history, history of religions, philology, studies of material culture, etc.

The Bulletin de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient (BEFEO) is accessible online, via the Persée portal (1901‑2006, 109 volumes, 3552 documents). It will soon be available on JSTOR.

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The editorial team of the BEFEO comprises a Chief Editor, an Editorial Board based in Paris, and an international Scientific Committee.

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  • Gregory SCHOPEN
    The Fragrance of the Buddha, the Scent of Monuments, and the Odor of Images in Early India

  • Christine LORRE
    Henri Hubert et l'archéologie de l'Asie du Sud-Est. Un moment de formation personnelle et d'échanges intellectuels
  • Martin POLKINGHORNE, Janet G. DOUGLAS & Federico CARO
    Carving at the Capital: A stone workshop at Hariharālaya, Angkor

    Southeast Asian Images of Hell: Transmission and Adaptation
  • Amandine LEPOUTRE
    Étude du corpus des inscriptions du Campā VII. L'inscription de Jaya Parameśvaravarman à Tháp Đôi (C. 213) avec en annexe deux nouvelles inscriptions du même souverain (C. 218.2 et C. 219)

    Asbestos textiles from Batujaya (West Java, Indonesia): Further evidence for early long-distance interaction between the Roman Orient, Southern Asia and island Southeast Asia
    Yang Liangyao's Mission of 785 to the Caliph of Baghdād: Evidence of an Early Sino-Arabic Power Alliance?
  • Claudine SALMON & Paola CALANCA
    Histoire d'un groupe de parenté du Fujian. Commerce au-delà des mers et mouvance
  • CHENG Weichung
    Sailing from the China Coast to the Pescadores and Taiwan: A Comparative Study on the Resemblances in Chinese and Dutch Sailing Patterns


  • Prospection archéologique de la côte nord de Java Centre : le district de Kendal (par BASKORO D. TJAHJONO, AGUSTIJANTO INDRAJAYA & Véronique DEGROOT)

Comptes rendus

  • Manik BAJRACHARYA, Axel MICHAELS & Niels GUTSCHOW, History of the Kings of Nepal. A Buddhist Chronicle
    (par Véronique BOUILLIER)
  • SAADET ARSLAN, Tibetische Handschriften und Blockdrucke, Teil 15. Die mTshur-phu-Ausgabe der Sammlung Rin-chen gter-mdzod chen-mo, nach dem Exemplar der Orientabteilung, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Hs or 778. Gesamtindex
    (par Kurt TROPPER)
  • Emmanuel FRANCIS, Le discours royal dans l'Inde du Sud ancienne. Inscriptions et monuments pallava (IVème-IXème siècles), Tome I, Introduction et sources
    (par Valérie GILLET)
  • Isabelle RATIE, Une critique bouddhique du Soi selon la Mīmāṃsā. Présentation, édition critique et traduction de la Mīmāṃsaka-parikalpitātma-parīkṣā de Śāntarakṣita
    (par Hugo DAVID)
  • Gérard COLAS, Penser l'icône en Inde ancienne
    (par Marion RASTELLI)
  • Hans T. BAKKER, The World of the Skandapurāṇa: Northern India in the Sixth and Seventh Centuries
    (par Emmanuel FRANCIS)
  • Peter WORSLEY, S. SUPOMO, Thomas HUNTER, and Margaret FLETCHER, Mpu Monaguṇa's Sumanasāntaka: An Old Javanese Epic Poem, its Indian Source and Balinese Illustrations
    (par Jiří JAKL)

  • Jacques PIMPANEAU, Chine : L'opéra classique. Promenade au jardin des poiriers
    (par Regina LLAMAS)
  • ISHII KOSEI 石井公成 (compilé par) : Kanji bunkaken heno hirogari 漢字文化圏への広がり, Shin Higashi ajia bukkyōshi 新東アジア仏教史 10 Chōsenhantō Betobanam 東アジア仏教史 10 朝鮮半島.ベトナム, [L'élargissement de la région de culture sinisée, dans Nouvelle Histoire du bouddhisme en Asie de l'Est, volume 10 : Péninsule coréenne et Vietnam - The Spread of Buddhism Throughout the World of Chinese Script, in A New History of Buddhism in Asia, vol. 10 / Korean Peninsula and Vietnam : The Spread of Buddhism Througouht the World of Chinese Script]
    (par Frédéric GIRARD)
  • LO JUNG-PANG, China as a Sea Power 1127-1368. A preliminary Survey of the Maritime Expansion and Naval Exploits of the Chinese People During the Southern Song and Yan Periods
    (par Paola CALANCA)
  • Glen DUDBRIDGE, A Portrait of Five Dynasties China. From the memoirs of Wang Renyu (880-956)
    (par Damien CHAUSSENDE)

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New publication
New publication
International Conference 23-25 May 2018
Paris, France,

From 23th to 25th May will be held the international conference Modes of Authority and Aesthetic Practices from South to Southeast Asia at the École Normale Supérieure.


ENS, Salle Paul Celan, 45 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris.
New publication

Domestic Rituals of the Atharvaveda in the Paippalāda Tradition of Orissa: Śrīdhara's Vivāhādikarmapañjikā. Volume I: Book One, Part One: General Prescriptions. [Edited by] Arlo Griffiths & Shilpa Sumant, IFP/EFEO, 2018 (CI no 135), pp. 308.

3e journée de rencontres en archéométrie de l'Ifao
Paris, France,

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 will be held at the EFEO the 3e journée de rencontres en archéométrie de l'Ifao: Programme

Free admission but subject to compulsory registration before April 5th by email:

From 9h30 to 17h, First floor salon, House of Asia, 22 avenue President Wilson, 75116 Paris