CRCAO member - China Team

Béatrice L’Haridon

Associate Professor, Université Paris Cité


After a doctoral research on the Fayan, collection of a master’s utterancies written on the model of Confucius’ Analects, my work now focuses mainly on a corpus of an encyclopedic nature: historiography during the Han dynasty and the Treatise on Rites (Liji) compiled at the same time. My approach consists in integrating these two fields within the framework of the history of thought, by analyzing their own literality and by uncovering the intertextual links that connect them to other fields of literati knowledge.

Research thematics

  • History of confucianism (pre-imperial period and Han dynasty)
  • Historiography and philosophy
  • Han dynasty ritual texts


  • History of Chinese thought (Undergraduate)
  • Classical Chinese (Undergraduate)
  • Research seminars on historiography or on chapters of the Liji (Graduate)
  • History of China (pre-imperial era and Qin-Han dynasties)
  • Translation (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Research methodologies in Chinese studies (Graduate)

Publications (HAL Archive Ouverte)

  • Béatrice L'Haridon, Grégoire Espesset (Dir.). Lives and Power. Sima Qian’s Biographical Writing and Beyond, in China and Rome. Hémisphères, In press, Asie en perspective. ⟨hal-03887607⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. Meou-tseu. Dialogues pour dissiper la confusion. Les Belles Lettres, 25, 2017, Bibliothèque chinoise, 978-2-251-44755-1. ⟨hal-01648307⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon, Stéphane Feuillas. Nouveaux Discours. Les Belles Lettres, 11, 2012, Bibliothèque chinoise, 978-2-251-10012-8. ⟨hal-01648327⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. Maîtres Mots. Les Belles Lettres, 1, 2010, Bibliothèque chinoise, 978-2-251-10001-2. ⟨hal-01648321⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. Remonstrance in a Declining Empire: The Case of Chen Fan, Minister to Emperors Huan and Ling of the Eastern Han Dynasty. Thomas Crone; Paul Fahr; Christian Schwermann. Perduring Protest?: Perspectives on the History of Remonstrance in China, V&R Unipress; Bonn University Press, pp.107-134, 2023, 3847116517. ⟨halshs-04308768⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon, Grégoire Espesset. Introduction. Béatrice L'Haridon; Grégoire Espesset. Lives and Power. Sima Qian’s Biographical Writing and Beyond, in China and Rome, Hémisphères, In press, Asie en perspective. ⟨hal-03887597⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. The “Liyun” (Evolution of Ritual), from a chapter in a Han ritual compendium to an universal sacred text: Kang Youwei’s (1857-1927) hermeneutical technique. Autour du Traité des rites ​De la canonisation du rituel à la ritualisation de la société, 2022, 2377011136. ⟨hal-03811401⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. The Treatise on Economics and Its Influences. Monographs in Tang Official Historiography, Springer International Publishing, pp.237-258, 2019, 978-3-030-18037-9. ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-18038-6⟩. ⟨hal-02502868⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. “‘Wen’ yihuo ‘su feng’ : Handai shijia dui huozhi de pinglun wenti chutan” 「蚊」抑或「素封」: 漢代史家對貨殖的評論問題初探. Shiji xue yu Shijie hanxue xubian 史記學與世界漢學續編, Tangshan, 2016, 9789863071167. ⟨hal-02503099⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. The Merchants in Shiji: An Interpretation in the Light of Later Debates. Views from Within, Views from Beyond: Approaches to the Shiji as an Early Work of Historiography, 2015, ⟨10.2307/j.ctvc771cb.11⟩. ⟨hal-01494146⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. 'Zichang duo ai, ai qi ye' : Yang Xiong Fayan zhong dui Shiji de lunshu yu chuancheng. Yi Handai rujia de wenti wei li”「子長多愛,愛奇也」: 揚雄《法言》中對《史記》的論述與傳承. 以漢代儒家的問題為例. Shiji xue yu shijie hanxue lunji 史記學與世界漢學論集, Tangshan, 2011, 9789866552878. ⟨hal-02503173⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. The ‘Li yun’ 禮運 (Movement of Ritual), from a chapter in a Han ritual compendium to an universal sacred text: Kang Youwei’s 康有爲 (1857-1927) hermeneutical technics. Around the Record of Rites (Liji): From the Canonization of Ritual to a Ritualized Society, AnneCheng; Stéphane Feuillas, Jun 2018, Paris, France. ⟨hal-02502964⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. Composition et décomposition du genre biographique (liezhuan 列傳) dans l’historiographie Han. Genres de l’Historiographie, Damien Chaussende; Béatrice L'Haridon, Feb 2017, Paris, France. ⟨hal-02502988⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. Quoting the Confucian Analects in Defense of Indian Buddhism: An Exegetical Study of Confucius' Utterances in the Mouzi lihuo lun. India-China: Intersecting Universalities, Anne Cheng, Jun 2017, Paris, France. ⟨hal-02502970⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. The purpose of Fan Ye’s writing of disquisitions and eulogies (lun zan). 21st Biennal Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies, EACS, Aug 2016, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. ⟨hal-02503124⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. Yue zhe, le ye’. Cong xianqin wenxian zhong guancha ‘le’ yu ‘yue’ de guanlian” 樂者,樂也。從先秦文獻中觀察樂[le]與樂[yue] 的關聯 (‘Music is Joy’. The relationship between ‘le’ and ‘yue’ in the pre-imperial texts). International Conference Ronghui yu qifa: yinyuexue de duoyuan shijiao 融會與啟發:音樂學的多元視角, National Taiwan University of Arts, Apr 2015, New Taipei, Taiwan. ⟨hal-02503140⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. 揚雄《法言》中的孔子形象. International Conference on Confucian rituals 釋奠學國際學術大會, Sungkyunkwan University, May 2014, Seoul, South Korea. ⟨hal-02503152⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. Ban Biao’s Essay on the Kingly Mandate (Wangming lun) and the idea of a dynastic history. Ban Gu and his Han shu, Hans van Ess, LMU, Jul 2012, Münich, Germany. ⟨hal-02503160⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. Wang Mang: How to became an emperor?. 19th Biennal Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies, EACS, Sep 2012, Paris, France. ⟨hal-02503164⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. Yang Xiong yu jin/tui de wenti 揚雄與「進」、「退」的問題 (Yang Xiong and the problem of involvement versus eremitism). Gyeongsang National University, Jan 2009, Jinju, South Korea. ⟨hal-02503193⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. L’ermite politique entre clair et obscur : les fonctionnaires manqués dans l’historiographie des deux dynasties Han. L'Autre utile: Du bon usage de la singularité et de l'antagonisme en Chine, Valérie Lavoix, Sep 2009, Paris, France. ⟨hal-02503202⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. Workshop on Fan Ye's History of the Later Han. Workshop on Fan Ye's History of the Later Han, Sep 2017, Paris, France. ⟨hal-02503018⟩
  • Daniel Patrick Morgan, Alan Levinovitz, Béatrice L'Haridon, Zhu Yiwen. Book project. 2018. ⟨halshs-01924577⟩
  • Béatrice L'Haridon. La recherche du modèle dans les dialogues du Fayan de Yang Xiong (53 av. J.-C. – 18 apr. J.-C.) : écriture, éthique et réflexion historique à la fin des Han occidentaux.. Etudes classiques. Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, 2006. Français. ⟨NNT : ⟩. ⟨tel-02934334⟩