École française d'Extrême-Orient

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from French School of the Far East)
Jump to: navigation, search
École française d'Extrême-Orient
EFEO
EFEO Paris 1.jpg
Office of École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO) in Paris, France
Established January 20, 1900 (1900-01-20)
Chairman Franciscus Verellen
Website efeo.fr/index.php?l=EN

The École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO) is a French institute dedicated to the study of Asian societies. Translated into English, it approximately means the French School of the Far East. It was founded in 1900 with headquarters in Hanoi in what was then French Indochina. After the independence of Vietnam, its headquarters were transferred to Paris. Its main fields of research are archaeology, philology and the study of modern Asian societies. Since 1907, the EFEO has been in charge of conservation work at the archeological site of Angkor.

EFEO romanization system[edit]

A romanization system for Mandarin was developed by the EFEO. It shares a few similarities with Wade-Giles and Hanyu Pinyin. In modern times, it has been superseded by Hanyu Pinyin.

The differences between the three romanization systems are shown in the following table:

IPA EFEO WG Pinyin
p p p b
p' p' p
t t t d
t' t' t
k k k g
k' k' k
ts ts ts z
tsʰ ts' ts' c
tch ch zh
tʂʰ tch' ch' ch
k/ts ch j
tɕʰ k'/ts' ch' q
ɕ s/h hs x
w ou/w w w
j i/y y y
ɤ ö/é o/ê e
ɚ eul êrh er
eu û i
ʐ e ih i
y u ü ü/u
u ou u u
ən en ên en
ɤŋ eng êng eng
ie ieh ie
iɤʊ ieou/iou iu iu
iɛn ien ien ian
uo ouo o/uo o/uo
uaɪ ouai uai uai
ueɪ ouei ui ui
uan ouan uan uan
uən ouen un un
iue üeh üe/ue
yɛn iuen üan üan/uan
yn iun ün ün/un
iʊŋ ioung iung iong

The Centers of the École[edit]

The Directors[edit]

EFEO Publications[edit]

The catalog of EFEO Publications, of some 600 titles, includes works on a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences (archaeology, history, anthropology, literature, philology, etc.), centered on Asia, from India to Japan. These publications are directed at specialists and a wider public interested in Asian civilizations and societies.[1]

The EFEO in publishes five scholarly journals on an annual or twice-yearly basis:

  • Bulletin de l'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient - BEFEO (Bulletin of the French School of Asian Studies), published since 1901
  • Arts Asiatiques (Asian Arts), published jointly with the Musée Guimet and the CNRS
  • Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie (East Asian Journal), published in Kyoto
  • Aséanie (Southeast Asian Studies), published in Bangkok
  • Sinologie française [S: 法国汉学, T: 法國漢學, P: Fǎguó Hànxué] (French Sinology), published in Chinese in Beijing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Publications". EFEO. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°51′52″N 2°17′32″E / 48.86444°N 2.29222°E / 48.86444; 2.29222