French Institute of the Far East (FIDV) ( Fr. L'École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO) - was founded in 1898, under the name "Archaeological Mission in Indochina."
|French Institute of the Far East|
( FIDV )
FIDV building in Paris
|International name||L'École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO)|
|Former name||Archaeological Mission in Indochina|
|Director||Yves Godino ( French Yves Goudineau (since 2014)|
It was a research organization, like those that had already been created in Rome and Athens . First it was located in Saigon , then in Hanoi , all the time until the beginning of World War II it was under the patronage of the Governor General of Indochina .
In 1954 (the defeat of France at Dienbienf ), the FIDV headquarters moved to a permanent place in Paris .
The scientific interests of the FIDV include South and Southeast Asia , the Far East . Regional research centers are located in Hong Kong (PRC), Pune and Puducherry (India), Jakarta (Indonesia), Kyoto and Tokyo (Japan), Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Cambodia), Seoul (South Korea), Vientiane (Laos), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Rangoon (Burma), Bangkok and Chiang Mai (Thailand), Taipei (Taiwan), Hanoi (Vietnam).
In 1993-1998, the director of the institute was the largest French orientalist, specialist in the Far East and Southeast Asia, Denis Lombard .
- Catherine Clémentin-Ojha et Pierre-Yves Manguin, Un Siècle pour l'Asie, l'École française d'Extrême-Orient, 1898-2000, Les Éditions du Pacifique / École française d'Extrême-Orient, Paris, 2001