Category Archives: Visiting scholars and lectures topic

Zhang Zong

Professor ZHANG Zong  張總

Lecture Topics:

Apocrypha on stone: new research on sutra steles discovered in Hunan, Shanxi and Henan provinces.


EFEO, Salon du 1er étage, 22 avenue du Président-Wilson, 75116 Paris.

The « School of the Three Stages » and the Jinchuanwan cave (Chunhua xian)


CRCAO, 52 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris.

Cooperation agreement between the CRCAO and the Dunhuang Academy

On Monday the 23rd of October 2013 the CRCAO and the Dunhuang Academy signed a cooperation agreement, through the Research and International Relations Division of the EPHE. The agreement was concluded following the joint drafting of a scientific cooperation plan.

The CRCAO and the Dunhuang Academy have collaborated on an informal basis for at least a decade due to the important role played by this field of research in the work of the CRCAO. Due to the regularity with which the two institutions have collaborated since 2009,  an agreement was established to formalize that collaboration to promote the research work of the two institutions and to further foster scientific exchange.

Since 2009, joint activities of the two Institutes contribute to animate scientific life of the CRCAO through various regular exchanges of researchers and shared activities. Several Chinese researchers were invited in Paris by the CRCAO for a period of one month each. Their contribution to the French Research Team’s activities includes giving lectures, conducting round table discussions, taking part in seminars led by members of the Research Team, etc. Similarly, every year, various members of the CRCAO (professors, research fellows, doctoral candidates, post-docs, etc.) working on Dunhuang, Turfan and Central Asian studies, have been hosted by the Academy to conduct research. The Academy notably helped them to facilitate the access to the archeological sites of the region and the primary sources found in such sites. In 2011 the cooperation between the two institutions gave life to a Meeting organized by the CRCAO in cooperation with the EFEO (French School of Asian Studies), the BnF (National Library of France) and Guimet Museum: Franco-Chinese Meeting on Dunhuang Studies — Research News and Recent Publications (14th-16th June, Paris, Collège de France and Maison de l’Asie).

Visiting scholars 2015

Professor WANG Jianjun 王建軍


Lecture topics:

– Archeological research in the Northern sector of the Mogao caves – Paris, École française d’Extrême-Orient, June 18th 2015.

– New archeological finds in the Western Caves of the Thousand Buddhas (Xiqianfodong) – Paris, Collège de France, June 24th 2015.

Professor ZHANG Jingfeng 張景峰

张景峰近照 2

Lecture topics:

– The Yin family and the Mogao caves – Paris, École française d’Extrême-Orient, June 18th 2015.

– Mogao cave n. 217 : a repentance hall – Paris, Collège de France, June 24th 2015.

Affiche - 24 juin 2015

Affiche - 18 juin 2015

Visiting scholars 2014

Professor SHA Wutian 沙武天


Lecture topics:

–  Yulin cave n. 25 and the commemoration of relations between the Tang and the Tibetan empires  – Paris, École française d’Extrême-Orient, May 27th 2014.

– Iconographical elements linked to the “Hu” style in Mogao cave 322 and the Sogdian donors – Paris, Collège de France, June 4th 2014.

Professor ZHANG Yuanlin 張元林


Lecture topics:

– Image and text: The Lotus sūtra and Dunhuang cave 285 – Paris, École française d’Extrême-Orient, Mau 271th 2014.

– Iconography of Maheśvara in the regions of Dunhuang and Khotan – Paris, Collège de France, June 4th 2012.

Affiche Dunhuang- 4 juin 2014_

Affiche Dunhuang - 27 mai 2014


Visiting scholars 2013

Professor YANG Xiuqing 楊秀清


Lecture topics:

Chinese Moral Precepts in Dunhuang Documents from the Seventh to the Tenth Century – Paris, École française d’Extrême-Orient , may 17th 2013.

– Daily Life in Dunhuang According to Dunhuang Documents and Mural Paintings – Paris, Collège de France, may 27th 2013.


Professor LIU Yongzeng 劉永增


Lecture topics:

Mogao’s Paintings and Sculptures at the Time of the Northern Dynasties (Fifth-Sixth c.) – Paris, École française d’Extrême-Orient , may 17th 2013.

The Mandalas of the Eight Bodhisattvas  in Dunhuang Caves – Paris, Collège de France, may 27th 2013.

Koza Tonko 27 mai

Koza Tonko 17 mai



Visiting scholars 2012

Professor CHEN Juxia 陳菊霞


Lecture topics:

–  Zhai Farong, a Leader of Dunhuang Clergy, and Mogao Cave n. 85 – Paris, École française d’Extrême-Orient, June 11th 2012.

Mogao Cave n. 98: a Confession Ritual Area – Paris, École française d’Extrême-Orient, June 25th 2012.


Professor ZHAO Shengliang 趙聲良


Lecture topics:

– Dunhuang Meditation Caves – Paris, École française d’Extrême-Orient, June 11th 2012.

– Appearance and Reality: Research on the Original Form and Color of Dunhuang Cave Paintings – Paris, École française d’Extrême-Orient, June 25th 2012.


Recherches sur Dunhuang 2012