New Online Resource: Histoire, archéologie et société – conférences académiques franco-chinoises, Cahier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All 17 bilingual booklets published by the Beijing Centre of the Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) in the series “Histoire, archéologie et société conférences académiques franco-chinoises” are now available online at crossasia eBooks.

No. Title (Chinese) Title (French) Author Year
1 北京舊城街道的規劃及其保護 La structure urbaine du vieux Pékin et sa protection XU Pingfang 徐苹芳 2002
2 法國的建築、城市和景觀遺產保護 Protection du patrimoine architectural, urbain et paysager en France Françoise Ged 蘭德 2002
3 北京城地域結構啓示錄 Réflections sur l’occupation de l’espace dans le vieux Pékin LI Xiaocong 李孝聰 2002
4 哈伊馬角首長國朱爾法古城遺址出土的遠東陶瓷 (十四 ~十六世紀) 及其作爲斷代,經濟與文化發展的標誌 La céramique extrême-orientale à Julfar dans l’émirat de Ra’s al-Khaimah (XIVe-XVIe siècle), indicateur chronologique, économique et culturel Michèle Pirazzoli-t’Serstevens 畢梅雪 2003
5 故事的研究 L’étude des contes: Ce que les contes nous apprennent sur l’hommedes contes François Flahault 弗朗素·
瓦法羅
2003
6 佛教寺院的持久性與多樣性 Permanences et diversités du monastère bouddhique Pierre Pichard 皮爾·
皮沙爾
2004
7 道教文物藝術與考古發現 Les objets liturgiques du taoïsme à la lumière des récentes découvertes archéologiques WANG Yucheng 王育成 2004
8 中國印刷術傳入西方了嗎 L’imprimerie chinoise s’est-elle transmise en Occident? Jean-Pierre Drège 戴仁 2005
9 “盈不足”,”算數書”與”西鏡錄 “ Un chapitre de l’histoire des mathématiques en Chine réexaminé LIU Dun 劉鈍 2005
10 敦煌曆日與當代東亞民用“通書”的文化關聯 Les calendriers du IXè – Xè siècle et les almanachs d’aujourd’hui DENG Wenkuan 鄧文寬 2006
11 薩滿教——如何向神靈求得好運 Le chamanisme ou l’art de gagner sa chance grâce à des partenaires imaginaires Roberte Hamayon 阿瑪雍 2007
12 古董鉅賈盧芹齋與一組五代寺廟壁畫 Les Peintures Murales des cinq dynasties du grand antiquaire C. T. Loo MENG Sihui 孟嗣徽 2008
13 沉船、水下考古與船舶建造歷史 Épaves, archéologie sous-marine et histoire de l’architecture navale Eric Rieth 李特 2008
14 淺談北京城的口述史 Histoire orale de la ville de Pékin DING Yizhuang 定宜莊 2011
15 西元前四世紀義大利南部墓葬壁畫中的女性世界 Image et rituel dans la peinture funéraire de Poseidonia-pastum au IVe siècle av. J.-C. Agnès Rouveret 阿涅丝·
詹弗雷
2011
16 由貴族族長嬗變為幸福之王——霍赫多夫的古代凱爾特大墓墓主 Le défunt de la grande tombe celtique de Hochdorf: Du chef de famille aristocratique au roi Stéphane Verger 斯特凡·
韋爾熱
2012
17 行政常規與職業熱情——清代中國的屍體檢驗活動 Entre routine bureaucratique et passion du métier: Sur la pratique médicolégale en Chine à l’époque Pierre-Étienne Will 魏丕信 2015

Call for Applications: Travel Grants for Research in China in 2021

Apply now for travel grants to conduct research in China in 2021. The Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad (MWS) – awards travel grants once a year, with the generous support of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. The grants will be awarded to scholars from sinology or related subjects of any nationality, whose professional qualification phase (PhD and postdoc) is concerned with Chinese history, language or culture in the broadest sense and for whose research a stay in China is indispensable. Every year, two travel grants will be awarded for a period of research of up to three months, for the purposes of fieldwork, archive and/or library research in China. An affiliation to a university or (research) institution in the German-speaking area (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) should be given.

The deadline for applications is 16 October 2020.

Further information:
https://www.maxweberstiftung.de/en/foerderung/travel-grants-for-china.html

Call for Papers: Special Issue of “China Perspectives” on ICH in China

Paper-cut in a yaodong house, Xiaocheng village, Yanchuan district, Shaanxi province (Bodolec 2009).
URL: http://books.openedition.org/gup/docannexe/image/392/img-3.jpg

Title: Authenticating China. Governance and Valuation through Intangible Cultural Heritage

Special Issue “China Perspectives / Perspectives chinoises

Coordinators: Guillaume Dutournier (Centre EFEO de Pékin), Florence Padovani (CFC-Beijing)

Conceptual Note (French version below)

Since the Chinese authorities adopted the UNESCO Convention on “Intangible Cultural Heritage” (ICH) in 2004, the People’s Republic of China has seen the rise of a passion for heritage. In addition to the conservation measures implemented since 1950 in historical sites, an ever increasing number of projects and initiatives have been relying on the concept of “feiyi” (acronym for ICH in Chinese) in an attempt to obtain recognition for practices perceived as traditional and to safeguard their lines of transmission (Bodolec 2012, 2014; Gao 2014; Maags 2018). Now added to the government’s agenda through a plurality of agencies, this feiyi valuation is essentially formulated in terms of “culture” and “space of the people” (minjian), but is not homogeneous throughout the country, and presents itself as a competitive phenomenon, bringing together different types of actors over varied accreditation procedures (Smith 2006; Madsen 2014; Shepherd & Yu 2013). Beyond its impact at the national level, this new discourse reinforces the image of the country by imposing post-Maoist China on the world heritage scene. Nowadays, with 40 ICH items listed by UNESCO, the Chinese State confirms its involvement in the “typological extension” of the concept of heritage, as well as its ability to expand the common repertoire (Choay 2007; Bodolec 2014; Maags 2019; Bortolotto & Demgenski 2020).

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New Publication “Between Appropriation and Refutation – On the Significance and Reception of Max Weber in China” (Thematic Focus)

Max Jakob Fölster (guest editor): Thematic Focus: “Between Appropriation and Refutation – On the Significance and Reception of Max Weber in China”, Oriens Extremus 56 (2017), 1-116. (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2020, ISBN: 978-3-447-11382-3)

This thematic focus brings together selected papers presented at the conference “Between Appropriation and Refutation – On the Significance and Reception of Max Weber in China” held in March 2018 at Peking University.

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Workshop: “Les caractères mobiles chinois : de l’Est à l’Ouest, hier et aujourd’hui”

The workshop “Les caractères mobiles chinois : de l’Est à l’Ouest, hier et aujourd’hui”, organized by Fudan University (Chinese Classics Research Institute), the Tianyige Museum and the EFEO will be held at the Tianyige Museum, in Ningbo (Zhejiang) on September 17th, 2019.
This workshop will bring together specialists from China, Korea, France and Japan in order to address the state of knowledge on typographical technics and the history of Chinese typography. For more information, contact Michela Bussotti.

Travel subventions to students and young scholars from European Institutions for the conference “New Perspectives in Chinese History: The Use of Archives from the Middle and Lower course of the Yangzi River and Related Regions (16th century – 1949)”

The conference “New Perspectives in Chinese history: The Use of Archives from the Middle and Lower course of the Yangzi River and Related Regions (16th century – 1949)” will take place in Paris, October 16th to 18th, 2019. It is sponsored by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange and co-organized by L’Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) and EFEO Beijing Center, the Max Weber Stiftung (MWS) and its Branch Office in Beijing, as well as the Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine (CECMC) at L’Ecole des hautes études en Sciences sociales (EHESS).

The conference brings together eminent Chinese scholars who will introduce various newly discovered archival material. Each talk is conceived in three parts: first, a “state of the art” according to the archives places; second, speaker’s presentation of his personal research; third, reading of a sample source from the particular archive. See the preliminary program for more details.

Five travel subventions for students (from Master level 2 to PhD candidates, eventually to post-doctoral scholars), enrolled in an European Institution, with a sufficient level of oral Modern Chinese and Classical Chinese, will be offered to attend this conference. The amount of the subvention will be based on the cost of transportation and accommodation in Paris for a maximum of 800 €. After the conference, the recipients will be refunded on the basis of invoices by transfer to their bank account. Lunch meals will be provided during the conference, but not dinner.

Expected candidates should be engaged in research on the history of late imperial and/or modern China (Ming, Qing, Republican periods). They should provide a CV, a presentation of their master/PhD or Post-doc research program in no more than one page, a cover letter and an itemized budget, all included in one single PDF-file. Please note that the organization committee won’t provide hotel and transport booking service. Application deadline is: August 26th at noon, 2019 (reply by August 31st). A selection committee composed of Alain Arrault (EFEO), Michela Bussotti (EFEO), Hans van Ess (Munich University), and Xavier Paulès (EHESS) will choose the recipients.

Contact and application email address: chinaarchives2019 [at] gmail.com

 

Call for Applications: Travel Grants for Research in China in 2020

Apply now for travel grants to conduct research in China in 2020. The Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad (MWS) – awards travel grants once a year, with the generous support of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. The grants will be awarded to scholars from sinology or related subjects of any nationality, whose professional qualification phase (PhD and postdoc) is concerned with Chinese history, language or culture in the broadest sense and for whose research a stay in China is indispensable. Every year, two travel grants will be awarded for a period of research of up to three months, for the purposes of fieldwork, archive and/or library research in China. An affiliation to a university or (research) institution in the German-speaking area (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) should be given.

The deadline for applications is 18 October 2019.

Further information:
https://www.maxweberstiftung.de/en/foerderung/travel-grants-for-china.html

Some Remarks on the 1923 “Controversy Over Science and Metaphysics”

by Joseph Ciaudo (University of Heidelberg)

Controversies are often seen as important events that contribute to the march of intellectual history. Some can even be considered historical landmarks. The controversy over science and metaphysics that took place in China in 1923 is no exception. It had a lasting impact on the Chinese intellectual scene of the twentieth century. But what happens if, instead of thinking of ideas confronting each other in a mental realm, we regard this debate as one of concrete people speaking in conference halls, taking notes, writing, reading, and exchanging opinions? And could our understanding of this debate be altered by the discovery of a document located at the very core of the debate, but which had remained unknown up to now because another version of the same text had been in circulation? Would we regard the controversy over science and metaphysics differently if the inaugural text of the conference was not the one we had been reading so far?

Full text of the research note on perspectivia.net

Conference: “The French School of Sociology and Traditional China: For the Centenary of Marcel Granet’s Festivals and Songs in Ancient China”

The conference “The French School of Sociology and Traditional China: For the Centenary of Marcel Granet’s Festivals and Songs in Ancient China”, organized by the Xu-Ricci Centre for Dialogue (Fudan University, Department of Philosophy) and the École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO), will be held in Fudan University, Shanghai, 2401, West Guanghua Tower, on May, 16th and 17th. The working languages will be Chinese, French and English.

The presentation and the program of the conference (in Chinese) is available on the following website.  

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A Brief Introduction to the Qingshui River Manuscripts

by QU Jian (PhD Candidate, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg / Visiting Researcher, Max -Planck Institute for European Legal History)

The Qingshui River Manuscripts (清水江文书) refer to a large number of Ming-Qing (1368–1911) written contracts as well as various other kinds of documents that were found in the Qingshui River Basin of southwest China. Over the last decade, these manuscripts have been enjoying increasing popularity among scholars. This short paper intends to offer some basic information for understanding the Qingshui River Manuscripts in their entirety.

Full text of the research note on perspectivia.net