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).
Professor WANG Jianjun 王建軍
– 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
– 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.
Professor SHA Wutian 沙武天
– 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
– 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.
Professor YANG Xiuqing 楊秀清
– 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
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.
Professor ZHANG Xiantang 張先堂
– Portraits of donors in the Mogao Caves, Dunhuang – Paris, EPHE, Centre Albert Châtelet, May 23rd 2011.
Professor YIN Guangming 殷光明
– The stupas of the Northern Liang (397-439) and the earliest caves at Dunhuang – Paris, École française d’Extrême-Orient, September 16th 2010.