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Alexis LYCAS

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Dissertation Title : Représenter l’espace dans les textes du haut Moyen Âge chinois. Géographie politique, humaine et culturelle de la région du Jingzhou
(Representing Space in Early Medieval Chinese Texts : a Political, Human and Cultural Geography of Jingzhou)
PhD defended on December 14, 2015, and awarded with highest honors.

Supervisor : François MARTIN (EPHE)

Thesis Awards : the “Fondation Flora Blanchon” Prize for 2016 by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (AIBL), and the “Prix spécial du jury” for 2015 by the Association française d’études chinoises (AFEC).

Research interests

- History and geography of Early and Medieval China, history of geography, representation of space, imperial integration, local history.

- Li Daoyuan’s 酈道元 († 527) Shuijing zhu 水經注 (Water Classic Commentary), geographical fragments, geographical treatises, ethnographical texts, early local gazetteers and excavated documents from Southern China.

Teaching experience

- 2016-2017 : Lecturer at École pratique des hautes études, Paris (“Six Dynasties Religious Geography” for graduates, 26 hours).

- 2016-2017 : Lecturer at Paris Diderot University, Paris (“Geography of China” for undergraduates, 24 hours ; “Literary translation” for undergraduates, 18 hours ; “Introduction to research tools” for graduates, 12 hours).

- 2015-2016 : Lecturer at INALCO (“Classical Chinese introductory course” for undergraduates, 20 hours).

Scientific activities

- Member of the CRCAO (UMR 8155) research groups « Individus, groupes humains et société dans le haut Moyen Âge chinois (220-617) » (Individuals, Human Groups and Society in Early Medieval China), and « Traduction et transferts culturels en Asie orientale » (Translation and Cultural Transfers in East Asia).

- Board member (2009 – 2013) of the Association Française d’Études Chinoises (AFEC – French Association for Chinese Studies) and Member of the Editorial Committee (2011 –) of Études chinoises.

- Member (2016–) of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS).

- Expert (2016) for the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’homme (FMSH) : blind evaluation for the “Directeurs d’études associés (DEA) program.”

Publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

[in progress] “Geographical fragments, local history and memory in the Shuijing zhu,” for the Bulletin de l’École française d’Extrême-Orient, 103 (2017).

[submitted in 2016] “La mort par noyade dans la littérature géographique du haut Moyen Âge chinois” (Death by drowning along the Yangtze in Early Medieval geographical writings), for Études chinoises, 36-1 (2017).

“Représentation et intégration dans l’empire des populations Man 蠻 du Jingzhou 荊州 en Chine classique“ (Representation and Imperial Integration of the Man 蠻 people from Jingzhou 荊州 in Classical China), Journal Asiatique, 302-2 (2014), p. 485-509. LINK

Book Chapters

[submitted in 2016] “Espace et pouvoir en Chine ancienne : penseurs, historiens et géographes (des Royaumes combattants aux Tang)” (Space and Power in Ancient China : thinkers, historians and geographers, from the Warring States to the Tang), to be published in Approches de la géopolitique II, edited by Martin Motte (Paris, Economica).

[submitted in 2015] “Intertextuality, Customs & Regionalism in the Sui shu ‘Geographical Monograph,’” to be published in Monographs in Tang Official Historiography : Perspectives from the Technical Treatises of the Book of Sui, edited by Damien Chaussende, Karine Chemla, and Daniel Morgan (Berlin, Springer).

“The Parthians,” with Omar Coloru and Giusto Traina, in Michele Bernardini, Gian Luca Bonora, Giusto Traina (eds.), Turkmenistan. Histories of a Country, Cities and a Desert, Turin, Umberto Allemandi, 2016, p. 49-58.

“The Sassanians,” with Omar Coloru and Giusto Traina, in Michele Bernardini, Gian Luca Bonora, Giusto Traina (eds.), Turkmenistan. Histories of a Country, Cities and a Desert, Turin, Umberto Allemandi, 2016, p. 59-65.

Book reviews

[submitted in 2016] Rowan K. Flad, Chen Poshan, Ancient Central China. Centers and Peripheries along the Yangzi river (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013), to be published in Études chinoises.

James Robson, Power of Place : The Religious Landscape of the Southern Sacred Peak (Nanyue 南嶽) in Medieval China, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2009, in Études chinoises, 30 (2011), p. 293-297. LINK

Charles Le Blanc, Rémi Mathieu (dir.), Approches critiques de la mythologie chinoise (Critical Approaches to Chinese Mythology), Montréal, Presses de l’université de Montréal, 2007, in Études chinoises, 28 (2009), p. 231-235. LINK

Nicolas Zufferey, Introduction à la pensée chinoise (An Introduction to Chinese Thought), Paris, Marabout, 2008, in Bibliothèque virtuelle de l’Institut européen en sciences des religions (IESR – EPHE), april 2009. LINK

Conferences

“Territoires ruraux, représentations anciennes et contemporaines” (Rural territories, ancient and contemporary representations), Public conference Cycles de rencontres de la Cité de l’Architecture, Paris, Cité de l’Architecture, March 21, 2017.

“Les ouvrages géographiques” (Geographical works), Workshop Les genres de l’historiographie, Paris, CRCAO, February 25, 2017.

“La Chine, des origines à 900” (China, from the origins to 900), Research Seminar Histoire de l’Asie, Paris, École normale supérieure, February 1, 2017.

“Comment envisager les relations internationales de la Chine à travers son histoire ?” (How to envision China’s international relations through its history ?), Conference Culture & Sens, Paris, January 27, 2017.

“Northern vs. Southern Barbarians : Aspects of the Representation of non Chinese People in Fan Ye’s Hou Han shu” (Panel : Looking for the “Third History :” Compilation and innovation in Fan Ye’s 范曄 (398-446) Hou Han shu 後漢書 (History of the Later Han)), 21st Biennal Conference of the EACS, St Petersburg, August 23-28, 2016.

“Piété filiale et représentation de la famille dans la Chine méridionale du haut Moyen Âge” (Filial Piety and representation of the family in Early Medieval Southern China), National Workshop Portraits de familles (AFEC, INALCO), Paris, June 4, 2016.

“Demain les savoirs – Histoire de l’Asie” (Tomorrow’s knowledge – Asian History), special broadcast of the France Culture radio show La Fabrique de l’histoire, Paris, May 30, 2016.

"Conflits et relations tributaires aux frontières méridionales de l’empire chinois, IIe-VIIe siècle" (Conflicts and Tributary Relations along the Southern Border of the Chinese Empire, 2nd-7th Century), National conference Frontières et mobilités des hommes et des idées en Asie (GIS Asie, Université de Bordeaux), Bordeaux, May 26, 2015.

“Représenter l’espace dans un texte du haut Moyen Âge chinois : le Shuijing zhu de Li Daoyuan” (Representing Space in an Early Medieval Chinese Text : Li Daoyuan’s Shuijing zhu), Workshop Nouvelles perspectives sur l’histoire et l’archéologie du Tibet, du Japon et de la Chine (CRCAO), Paris, October 30, 2014.

“Regionalism in the ‘Geographical treatise’ of the Book of Sui,” Workshop on the treatises of the Book of Sui, (Project SAW – SPHERE – CRCAO), Paris, November 22, 2013.

“Centre et périphérie dans les premiers textes géographiques chinois” (Centre and periphery in Early Chinese geographical texts), Workshop Séminaire comparatiste Rome-Chine (Paris-Sorbonne University), Paris, November 21, 2013.

“Aspects méthodologiques de la thèse” (Methodological aspects in writing a Ph.D. dissertation), Workshop of the CRCAO Doctorate candidates, September 23, 2013.

“Construction historiographique et intégration dans l’empire des populations autochtones du cours moyen du fleuve Bleu dans la Chine classique” (Historiographical construction and imperial integration of the autochthonous people of the Middle Yangtze in Classical China), International Conference Vérités et mensonges dans les sociétés orientales (Société Asiatique – Collège de France), Paris, June 10, 2013.

“La représentation des populations Man 蠻 du Jingzhou 荊州 en Chine classique” (Representation of the Man tribes from Jingzhou in Classical China), Workshop Journée des Jeunes chercheurs de l’AFEC (Association Française d’Études Chinoises), Paris, April 17, 2013.

“The chapters on the Yangtze in Li Daoyuan’s Shuijing zhu”, International Conference China : Travelling in Time and Space (VIII International Sinology Forum), Leiria (Portugal), February 22, 2013.

“The ‘Treatise on Geography’ in the Book of Sui”, Workshop on Li Chunfeng and historical treatises in early Tang China (project SAW-ERC), Paris, December 1, 2012.