Graduate School of East Asian Studies

UFR LCAO is introducing in 2021-2022 a complementary Master’s program, which is based on the existing courses and aims to consolidate the multilingual and scientific skills of students. The objective is to strengthen the international dimension of the training and its professionalization.

EUR schemes for 2021/2 academic year

Some M1 and M2 seminars are given entirely or partially in English.

  • A series of lectures by foreign guest professors, Current Researches on Contemporary Asia, has been set up. Internationally renowned Asia specialists, North American, European and Asian speakers participate in this new cycle. The lectures will take place on certain Fridays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The broadcasting will be in hybrid mode: in person (room 479C) for all Master 2 students (all courses) and doctoral students, and in zoom format for interested Master 1 and Bachelor 3 students.
All lectures will be accessible through zoom link :



Yale University

Speculation speculation: Everyday views of Property Investors, Urban Planning, and Developers in Ho Chi Minh City (by ZOOM)



U. of California, Irvine

Unplanned Obsolescence: On the Future of Utopias Past (by ZOOM)


Sheldon GARON

Princeton University

Five Things You’d Want to Know in Explaining Japan’s Surrender in 1945



U. de Liège

Playing with visibility and the politics of recognition in authoritarian context. The case of workers’ grassroots collective in China.


Seung Yung KIM

Kansai Gaigo U.

From Entente to Estrangement: Japanese-French Diplomacy from 1905 to 1933


NI Zhange

Virginia Tech.

Posthumanism and the Internet-based Popular Novels in Postsocialist China


Barbara WALL

U. of Copenhaguen

A graphical approach to the story universe of The Journey to the West 

Conference cancelled and rescheduled



University of Turku

Approaching neighborhoods and marketplaces ethnographically: an anthropologist with Korean shopkeepers.

  • A methodology seminar entitled Publications and Careers in Asian Studies in the English-speaking World is organized on Friday, November 19, 3:30-6:30 pm (room 682 C, Grands Moulins). This seminar is compulsory for M2 Research students in all four sections, and strongly recommended for doctoral students, as well as for M1 students who are preparing for an M2 Research. The seminar will be jointly led by Thomas Garcin, Justine Guichard and Gilles Guiheux.
  • Finally, an incoming scholarship program for international students has been set up within the framework of the Smarts Up program of the University of Paris (see for more information). A few short (1 to 2 months) outgoing field grants should be offered, under certain conditions, for the summer of 2022 to students in M2 Research. More details will be provided on this page in January 2022.
  • As part of the SMARTS-UP programme; interdisciplinary courses are organised in collaboration with the Graduate Schools .These training sessions are opened to Master’s students and aim at broadening their skills and better prepare them for various academic and non-academic career paths. Check the list of courses :



Responsible for the program.

Cécile Sakai


Gilles Guiheux