|Established||20 January 1900|
|Romanization of Chinese|
The French School of the Far East (French: École Française d'Extrême-Orient, pronounced [ekɔl fʁɑ̃sɛːz dɛkstʁɛm ɔʁjɑ̃]), abbreviated EFEO, is an associated college of PSL University dedicated to the study of Asian societies. 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 Phnom Penh in 1957, and subsequently to Paris in 1975. 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
The differences between the three romanization systems are shown in the following table:
- 1900: Louis Finot
- 1905: Alfred Foucher
- 1908: Claude-Eugène Maitre
- 1920: Louis Finot
- 1926: Léonard Aurousseau
- 1929: George Cœdès
- 1947: Paul Lévy
- 1950: Louis Malleret
- 1956: Jean Filliozat
- 1977: François Gros
- 1989: Léon Vandermeersch
- 1993: Denys Lombard
- 1998: Jean-Pierre Drège
- 2004: Franciscus Verellen
- 2014: Yves Goudineau
- 2018: Christophe Marquet
- 2022: Nicolas Fiévé
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.
The EFEO in publishes five scholarly journals on an annual or twice-yearly basis:
- Bulletin de l'École 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
- "EFEO and a rare valuable bookstore about Vietnam". www.rfi.fr. Retrieved 19 April 2023.
- "EFEO - Le centre de Siem Reap, Cambodge". www.efeo.fr. Retrieved 19 April 2023.
- Paul Mus | Council On Southeast Asia Studies at Yale, archived from the original on 3 December 2023.
- "Publications". EFEO. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- Bulletin de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient. L'École. 1941.
- Official website
- Writing in western European languages that deal with China Archived 27 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine