This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
The Chair will propose an in-depth analysis of a theme relating to the Far Eastern, Indian and Buddhist world, in its widest sense, in history as well as in the contemporary world.
This theme will change each year, and may treat, without this list being restrictive or exhaustive, religious, philosophical, socio-anthropological, cultural, historical, philological or literary questions.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
At the end of the series, students will be capable of identifying the sources, methods and results, notably in terms of logic and/or structure, of an in-depth analysis of a question relating to the Far Eastern, Indian or Buddhist world, in its widest sense. He will also be able to reconstitute the analyses proposed in teaching productions and to identify the limits or the biases of the proposals, as well as alternative angles of approach.
In 2018-2019 : D. Esler, "Approcher la méditation bouddhique au Tibet ancien Entre repérage doxographique et expérience contemplative".
In 2016-2017 : C. Lefrancq, "L'archéologie au Bengale et les dynasties Pala-Sena. Entre dictionnaire et truelle".
In 2014-2015 : V. Degroot, "Srivijaya et le royaume javanais de Mataram. Entre mythe et reconstruction historique".
In 2012-2013 : J.-M. Verpoorten, "Bouddhisme et brahmanisme".
In 2010-2011 : S. Smets, "Alchimie indienne, entre magie et tantrisme".
In 2009-2010 : E. Francis, "Royauté en Inde du Sud : les Pallavas, rois et brahmanes, entre humanité et divinité".
In 2008-2009 : F. Pain, "L'indianisation de l'Asie du Sud-Est".
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Relying on the competences of Asian or Western experts in the Far Eastern, Indian and Buddhist world, the Chair consists of three or four lectures, each of two hours.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The evaluation of the student is based on a written work, whose exact subject and modalities will be fixed by the holder of the Chair.
English-friendly course: course taught in French but offering facilities in English.
Provided by the holder of the Chair .