The French School of the Far East (EFEO), founded in 1900 in Saigon, is dedicated to interdisciplinary research on Asian civilizations, from India to Japan. The EFEO is present, thanks to its 18 research centers, in 12 Asian countries. This specificity allows its 42 permanent researchers (anthropologists, archaeologists, linguists, historians, philologists, sociologists of religions, etc.) to be on the ground of their studies and to animate a network of local cooperation and international exchanges Between Orientalist scientists.
EFEO centers in Asia Located at key locations for field studies in Asia, the EFEO centers, at the heart of the European Consortium ECAF network , are ideal meeting points for researchers: - they make available to them important documentary resources in vernacular languages ââand a unique knowledge of the local environment - they serve as a scientific platform, stimulating exchanges between European visiting researchers and linking them to Local scientific partners, both in their specialties and beyond (eg by organizing international conferences, workshops or seminars) - facilitating linguistic and cultural immersion, and exchanges in societies and communities Local authorities - they support international collaborations and contribute to theEmergence of world-class research - providing practical and logistical support for young researchers and newcomers to the field - encouraging meetings outside the academic world, with some local and international networks, with various organizations and associations.
Research:The field of research of the French School of the Far East is the study of the classical civilizations of Asia, through the human and social sciences. It extends from India to China and Japan, and encompasses the whole of Southeast Asia and includes most of the societies that have been indianized or sinized over the course of history. Around its numerous field establishments, networks of dense and sustainable local and international researchers have been established. The EFEO approaches Asia through multidisciplinary and comparative research, combining archeology, history, anthropology, philology, and religious sciences.
Conferences: The researchers of the EFEO organize or animate conference cyles (the HAS Conferences in Beijing, the Jena Conference in Paris on Siem Reap Conferences , the Taipei Conference , the Kyoto Lectures ) and seminars ( Japanese Architecture , Buddhism (Kyoto) , Classical Tamil Summer Seminar , seminars EFEO ISEAS the Seminar EFEO ).