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Permanent Members

Jean-Luc ACHARD

Researcher, CNRS

Research Themes :

- History and doctrinal characteristics of the rDzogs chen tradition
- Studies in the Bon po and rNying ma pa traditions of Tibetan Buddhism

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Isabelle ANG

Associate Professor, Collège de France

Research Themes
- History of Chinese religion and Taoism in pre-modern China
- History of the Xu Xun cult in Jiangxi (past and present)

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Alice BIANCHI

Associate Professor, Université Paris Diderot
Research Themes :
- Art history and social history of Late Imperial and Republican China
- Disaster and reliefs in Chinese visual arts
- Genre painting and history painting

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Laurianne BRUNEAU

Associate Professor, École Pratique des Hautes Études

Research Themes :
- The role of the western Himalayas for the diffusion of Buddhism in Inner Asia (1st millennium CE)
- Movement of steppic peoples to the Indian subcontinent during the Protohistoric Period (3rd-1st millennia BCE)
- Mobilities in Inner Asia from the Bronze Age to Second Diffusion of Buddhism

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Marianne BUJARD

Professor, EPHE

Research Themes
- Ancient Chinese religion
- Temples and steles of Beijing
- The Temples of the Forbidden City

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Damien CHAUSSENDE

Researcher, CNRS

Research Themes :
- History and historiography of classical China

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Roger DARROBERS

Professor, Université Paris Ouest Nanterrre La Défense

Research Themes :
- History of Chinese theatre. The political and philosophical texts of Zhu Xi (Chu Hsi, 1130-1200)

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Quentin DEVERS

Researcher, CNRS

Research themes:
- Temples of Ladakh till the mid-15th century (ruins included)
- Survey, drawing of the archaeological map of Ladakh
- Study of architectural remains, archaeology of buildings
- Spatial analysis, study of past trade routes

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Frédéric DEVIENNE

Director of the UFR LCAO Library, Université Paris Diderot

Research Themes :
- Animal representations in ancient China
- Origin of writing and figurative characters, particularly animal representations, namely in the Wenshi 文始 (1910) by Zhang Taiyan 章太炎
- Animal representations in transmitted texts

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Jean-Pierre DREGE

Professor Emeritus, École pratique des hautes études

Research Themes :
- History of manuscripts and printed books in China, methods of reproduction and dissemination of literary material and practices
- History of travel: the perception Chinese travellers and authors had of faraway countries.

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Pierre-Henri DURAND

Research Director, CNRS

Research Themes :
- Scholars and scholarly practices in China in the 17th and 18th centuries

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Stéphane FEUILLAS

Associate Professor, Université Paris Diderot

Research Themes :

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George Solomon FITZHERBERT

Researcher, ERC TibArmy
Research Themes :
- The Tibetan Gesar Epic: its oral and literary qualities; its social and religious resonances; and its historical evolution and patronage, particularly in Eastern Tibet
- The dynamics of religio-cultural diplomacy in the Tibetan world
- Tibetan martial culture and its discourses of conflict and warfare
- Bon Dzogchen and Rainbow Body

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Nicolas FIEVE

Professor (Directeur d’études), École pratique des hautes études

Research Themes :
- History of 17th century Japanese architecture and gardens
- History of Kyoto’s urbanism
- Conception of cultural heritage in Japanese cities in the 21st century

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Thomas GARCIN

Associate professor, Université Paris Diderot
Research themes : Société et littérature dans le Japon d’après-guerre, roman et politique, représentations culturelles du Japon contemporain

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Frédéric GIRARD

Professor, EFEO
Research Themes
Intellectual History of Japan

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Matthias HAYEK

Associate Professor, Université Paris Diderot

Research Themes :
- History and sociology of Japanese beliefs
- Social history of modern Japanese knowledge (17th to 19th centuries)
- Key words: divination, magic, calendar, rationality, philology, Confucianism, astronomy, traditional sciences, encyclopaedias

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Midori HIROSE

Associate Professor, Université Paris Diderot

Research Themes :
- History of Franco-Japanese exchanges in the field of art and design
- Japonism and Art Nouveau
- History of textile and fashion in contemporary Japan from the Meiji era to the present

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Annick HORIUCHI

Professor, Université Paris Diderot

Research Themes :
- History of sciences and techniques in modern Japan (17th to 19th century): member of the translation project Famous Sea and Land Products in Japan illustrated compendium 日本山海名産図会 (1799).
- Dissemination of Western learning in Japan in the 18th century.
- Translation as a means of generating knowledge, member of the CRCAO transversal programme « Translation and Cultural Transfers »
- Learning methods and the use of books in modern Japan (17th to 19th centuries, member of the CRCAO programme “Scholarly Practices in Japan”

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Sylvie HUREAU

Associate Professor, École pratique des hautes études

Research Themes :
- History of Chinese Buddhism throughout the Six Dynasties: translation, Buddhist rites and worship, relations between clergy, the State and secularity

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Benoît JACQUET

Associate Professor, EFEO
Research Themes:
- Japanese Architecture

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Lyce JANKOWSKI

ATER, Université Paris Diderot
Thèmes de recherche :
- Histoire des collections (histoire des musées d’art asiatique en Europe, art chinois pour l’exportation, faux et faussaires)
- Monnayages d’Asie orientale

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Marc KALINOWSKI

Professor, École pratique des hautes études

Research Themes :
- History of the calendar and astronomy in ancient China
- History of divination and cosmological systems
- History of Han Confucianism

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Matthew KAPSTEIN

Professor, École pratique des hautes études

Research themes :
- Tibetan studies
- History of Buddhism
- Indian Philosophies

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Liying KUO

Professor, EFEO
Research Themes
- Sino-Japanese Buddhism
- Dunhuang Manuscripts and Paintings

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Béatrice L’HARIDON

Associate Professor, Université Paris Diderot

Research Themes :
- History of Confucianism in the pre-imperial era and under the Han dynasty
- Historiography and philosophy
- Ritual texts of the Han dynasty

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François LACHAUD

Professor, EFEO
Research Themes:
- Buddhism and Japanese Civilization

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Rainier LANSELLE

Professor in Chinese studies, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

Research Themes :
- Fiction literature from the Yuan to the Qing (13th to 18th centuries: drama, short stories and novels)
- The expression of subjectivity in fictional literature from the Yuan to the Qing
- Language and discourses in fiction literature & literary critique in pre-modern China
- Translation and Translation studies

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Elise LEMARDELÉ

Editorial Assistant, CNRS, in charge of all the CRCAO’s publishing activities

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Christine LEVY クリスティーヌ・レヴィ

Associate Professor, Université Bordeaux Montaigne

Research Themes:
- Feminism and gender in Japan
- History of political ideas since the Meiji era
- Pacifist and socialist movements of the Meiji era

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Guoqiang LI

Associate Professor, Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense

Research Themes :
- Plants and animals in ancient China: knowledge, uses and symbols
- Naming and classification of plants and development of cognitive strategies through writing and ancient Chinese terminology
- Chinese correlative thought

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Pierre MARSONE

Professor, École pratique des hautes études

Research Themes :
- Political and religious history of China: the Khitan (Liao), Jurchen (Jin) and Mongol (Yuan) empires. 契丹,女真,蒙古,遼金元歷史
- History of the North-eastern and North-western border regions (Heilongjiang, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang), from the 10th to 14th century 中國北方邊疆地區歷史
- Quanzhen Taoism 全真道教
- Christians in China during the Mongol empire 元代基督教

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Julien MARTINE

Associate Professor, Université Paris Diderot

Research Themes :
- Management of senior workers in Japanese organizations
- Crisis management: the consequences of 11 March 2011 on the management of Japanese companies

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Rémi MATHIEU

Research Director, CNRS

Research Themes :
- Systems of thought in ancient China (philosophy and history)
- Ancient Chinese mythology
- Ancient Chinese poetry (from the origins to the Han)

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Mechtild MERTZ

Researcher, CNRS
Research Themes:
- Les bois religieux et cultuels du Japon et de la Chine

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Anne-Lise MITHOUT

Associate Professor, Université Paris Diderot
Research themes :
- Disability in Japanese society: historical and sociological approaches
- Sociology of contemporary Japan
- Social welfare
- Education
- Social movements

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Christine MOLLIER 穆瑞明

Research Director, CNRS

Research Themes :
- History of medieval Chinese religions : eschatology, Daoism, and Buddho-Daoism.
- Talismanic traditions : archeological materials from the Eastern Han, medieval scriptures and documents.
- Dunhuang manuscripts
- Cliff sculptures in Sichuan under the Tang dynasty.

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Costantino MORETTI 牟和諦

Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Professor in Chinese Medieval Buddhism - École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO)

Research Themes :
- Chinese Buddhism, apocryphal Buddhist texts
- Dunhuang manuscripts, codicology
- Representations of the Hells in Chinese Buddhist sūtras

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Martin NOGUEIRA RAMOS

Associate Professor, EFEO

Research Themes :
- Social history of Japanese religions (16th-19th c.) : Catholicism, Hidden Christianity and dissident branches of Buddhism
- Rural history of Japan (16th-19th c.)

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Tenpa NYIMA

Engineer, ERC TibArmy

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Philippe PAPIN

Professor, École pratique des hautes études

Research themes:
- Vietnam in the modern era (16th-18th centuries)
- Épigraphie du Vietnam

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Françoise POMMARET

Research Director, CNRS

Research Themes :
- The ruling nobilities of Bhutan since the 16th century
- Internal migrations & myths
- Non-Buddhist, Bon or syncretic rituals
- Intangible & Tangible cultural documentation

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Philippe PONS

Engineer, CNRS

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Marine PÉNICAUD

Financial and Administrative Director, CNRS

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Charles RAMBLE

Professor, École pratique des hautes études

Research Themes :
- Social history of Tibetan societies
- Bonpo Rituals

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Jean-Nöel ROBERT

Professor at the Collège de France, Chair-holder of Philology of Japanese Civilisation, Collège de France, École Pratique des Hautes Etudes

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Alain ROCHER

Professor, École pratique des hautes études

Research Themes :
- Japanese mythology, comparative mythology
- History of Japanese syncretism
- Divination systems outside the Yin and Yang combination: osteomancy cledonomancy, oneiromancy, ukëpi, etc.
- History of ideas: notional transfers between China and Japan

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Pauline SEBILLAUD

Researcher, CNRS
Lecturer, Center for Chinese Frontier Archaeology, Archaeology Department, Jilin University, China
Research themes:
- Ancient and Medieval China Archaeology
- Spatial analysis, settlement dynamics, household archaeology, architecture
- China Central Plain (Lower and Middle course of Yellow River valley), Mandchuria Plain

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Gérard SIARY

Professor , Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III

Research Themes:
- Travel accounts
- Identity representation
- Translation
- History of ideas

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Daniel STRUVE

Professor, Université Paris Diderot

Research Themes:

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Charlotte THIONOIS

Engineer
École Pratique des Hautes Études

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Alain THOTE

Professor, École pratique des hautes études

Research Themes:
- Art and archaeology of pre-imperial China
- Burial customs in ancient China

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Alice TRAVERS

  • Researcher, CNRS
  • ERC TibArmy

Research Themes:
- Social history of Tibet (1895-1959)
- History of political institutions: the Dga’ ldan pho drang central government of Tibet and its administration (1642-1959)
- History of the Tibetan army under the Dga’ ldan pho drang government (1642-1959)
- Connections between history and memory in contemporary Tibet

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Eric TROMBERT

Research Director, CNRS

Research Themes:
- History, economy and society in the western fringes of ancient and medieval China
- Material culture of imperial China, namely the history of agriculture and food

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Olivier VENTURE

Associate Professor, École pratique des hautes études

Research Themes :

- Writing practices in ancient China, from the 13th century BC to the 3rd century AD.
- Material aspects of writing (instruments, supports, etc.) and the social context in which writing developed (soothsayers, scribes, administrators, etc.).
- Development of the Chinese writing system from the 13th century BC to the 3rd century AD.

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Charlotte VON VERSCHUER シャルロッテ・フォン・ヴェアシュア

Professor, École Pratique des Hautes Études

Research Themes :
- Japan’s relations with China and Korea from the 7th to the 16th century
- Material culture in ancient and medieval Japan
- Economy in ancient Japan

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Victor VUILLEUMIER 宇乐文

Associate Professor, Université Paris Diderot

Research Themes :
- Modern and Contemporary Chinese literature
- Body, gender and literature
- Cultural and intellectual history of modern China
- Comparative approach

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Françoise WANG-TOUTAIN

Research Director, CNRS

Research Themes :
- Exchanges and influences between Chinese and Tibetan Buddhism
- The Manchu Emperors’ patronage of Tibetan Buddhism
- Characteristics of Chinese Buddhism

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Shuang XU

Associate Professor, Université Paris Denis Diderot

Research Themes :
- Contemporary Chinese literature
- Contemporary Chinese poetry
- Tradition and the West
- Web-literature
- Translation

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Florence Xiangyun ZHANG

Associate Professor, Université Paris Diderot

Research themes :
- Translation Theories
- Lu Xun’s conception of translation
- Translation in modern China
- Drama translation
- Translation and the public

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Bing ZHAO 趙冰

Researcher, CNRS

Research Themes :
- Ceramic workshops of Southern China
- Importation and use of Chinese ceramics throughout the Indian Ocean and Europe (9th to 17th centuries)
- Imperial patronage of Chinese ceramics in the 18th century
- Social approach to the ‘authentic versus fake’ notion

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