CRCAO member - China Team

Adrien Dupuis

École Pratique des Hautes Études


My research primarily focuses on the socio-political history of the empires established by the Kitans and the Jurchens , with a particular emphasis on the development of historical knowledge about these entities. These polities often referred to as Liao and Jin exerted dominance over parts of the Eurasian steppe and China from the fall of the Tang to the rise of the Mongols, spanning the 10th to the 13th century. I am studying the social organization and the matrimonial structures of the nobilities within these empires based mainly on transmitted sources and funerary inscriptions. Additionally, my research involves text criticism, focusing on works such as the Liaoshi (History of the Liao) and related materials. This approach aims to identify the intent and the sources available to our informants.

Research thematics

  • Noble marriage and societies in pre-Chinggisid Manchuria and Mongolia
  • Political History of the Kitan (Liao, 916-1125) and Jurchen-Jin Empires (1117-1234)

Publications (HAL Archive Ouverte)

  • Adrien Dupuis. Miao Runbo 苗潤博, "Liaoshi" tanyuan 《遼史》探源 [Aux origines du Liaoshi], Beijing, Zhonghua shuju 中華書局, 2020. Journal Asiatique, 2021, 309 (1), pp.149-151. ⟨hal-04541605⟩
  • Adrien Dupuis. Behind the surnames: The dual structure of the Kitan Empire nobility and the significance of the "Yelü" and "Xiao" patronyms. The third Kitan Network Annual Symposium Online, Feb 2024, En ligne (Jérusalem), Israel. ⟨hal-04553216⟩
  • Adrien Dupuis. L’écriture de l’histoire dans l’empire Khitan vue par l’épigraphie. Journée des doctorants du Centre de recherche sur les civilisations de l'Asie orientale, CRCAO, Feb 2023, Paris, France. ⟨hal-04541619⟩
  • Adrien Dupuis. 从石刻文献看契丹朝廷内外的契丹汉儿妇女文化. 元大都与草原都城考古国际学术研讨会, 北京联合大学考古研究院, Dec 2022, Beijing, France. ⟨hal-04541622⟩
  • Adrien Dupuis. Le divorce des princesses khitan au XIe siècle : De la stratégie à la faute. Journée des doctorants du Centre de recherche sur les civilisations de l'Asie orientale, CRCAO, Nov 2021, Paris, France. ⟨hal-04541624⟩
  • Adrien Dupuis. A preliminary survey of gender in the Tangut world. Rencontres internationales de tangoutologie II, Université d'Artois; Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Feb 2021, Arras & Paris, France. ⟨hal-04541628⟩
  • Alvise Andreose, Zhirong 求芝蓉 Qiu, Adrien Dupuis. 《寰宇記》的編纂過程: 以東方地名為例. 2022. ⟨hal-04541611⟩