All the research centres specialized in Asian Studies as mentioned below are located on the new Condorcet Campus in Aubervilliers, in the new EHESS building since July 2021. Thus, the courses related to the Master in Asian Studies and taught by EHESS professors will henceforth take place almost entirely on the campus.

  • Center for South Asian Studies (CEIAS) – 2nd floor

The CESAH (Centre d’Études sud-asiatiques et himalayennes—Center for South Asian and Himalayan Studies) is the largest French research institute in social sciences dealing with the Indian subcontinent. The Center is a joint research unit, combining scholars from the EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales—School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) and the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique—French National Center for Scientific Research). CESAH scholars come from a variety of different academic backgrounds, covering a wide range of fields—social anthropology, demography, geography, economic, social and intellectual history, ancient and modern literature, linguistics, philosophy and history of science, political science, religion, sociology—and more. Since 1975, the CEIAS has been publishing a collection of edited volumes under the title Puruṣārtha. In 2011, the online journal SAMAJ (South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal) became affiliated with the CESAH. It is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to social science research on South Asia and can be accessed online free of charge.

Contact : +33 (0)1 49 54 26 76, courriel

  • Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CASE) – 3rd floor

The Centre Asie du Sud-Est—Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CASE/UMR 8170) is a major rallying point for studies on Southeast Asia in France. This joint research center, which pools resources from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the INaLCO, was founded in 2006, and federates interdisciplinary research on the eleven countries of Southeast Asia (Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam), but also on the neighboring regions or States, such as Papua New Guinea, Taiwan and southern China. It brings together about twenty scholars from an array of institutions (CNRS, EFEO, INaLCO, Université de Picardie) and from different fields: history, archaeology, philology, economy, epigraphy, geography, linguistics, anthropology, ethnomusicology.

Contact : +33 (0)1 49 54 83 24, courriel

  • Centre for Studies on China, Korea and Japan (CCJ) – 3rd floor

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The Centre for Studies on China, Korea and Japan (UMR 8173 Chine, Corée, Japon) is the largest French research centre for studies on East Asia.  Founded on January 1, 2006, this joint research unit brings together the Centre for Studies on Modern and Contemporary China (Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, CECMC), The Centre for Korean Studies (Centre de recherches sur la Corée, CRC) and the Centre for Japanese Studies (Centre de recherches sur le Japon, CRJ).  The Centre for Studies on China, Korea and Japan (UMR 8173 Chine, Corée, Japon) is under the aegis of the National Centre for Science Research (CNRS), the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), and Université Paris Diderot.

Contact : +33 (0)1 49 54 20 90, courriel

  • Center for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkan, and Central Asian Studies (CETOBaC) – 6th floor

CETOBaC Our department is devoted to the past and present of Turkish-speaking peoples throughout their geographical range. The focus is not only on peoples themselves but also on their relationships with their neighbors in their political, economic and cultural aspects. Our area of study covers Turkey and all regions formerly included in the Ottoman Empire and Central Asia. For several research topics, it is extended eastward to Iran, Afghanistan and China, and westward to Central and Eastern Europe. The considerable significance of this area stems from its critical role in global history, either past, present or future. The department’s scholars and academics are historians, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, linguists and political scientists.

Contact : +33 (0)1 49 54 23 01, courriel

  • EHESS Institutional partners in Asia

Agreements with foreign universities or research institutions promote the realization of research, training and knowledge-sharing projects through the reciprocal invitation of teacher-researchers, the elaboration of joint projects, the organization of summer schools, colloquia or any other activities on which the parties agree. The majority of these agreements encourage student mobility.

The university partners concerned can be located on a dynamic map. A description of the partnership is available by clicking on each partner.


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