Institute

Created at the initiative of President Emmanuel Macron, EURICS aims at deepening the understanding of China’s new directions in all fields. It is an independent institute with an institutional, scientific and financial independence that guarantees the autonomy of its research, analysis and debate. Holding a genuine European dimension, EURICS brings together major European players in the field of scientific research and policy studies, by the means of fellowship invitations and joint research activities.  

EURICS strongly support and encourages a multidisciplinary research approach, aiming to seize both mechanisms and motivations of the evolutions that marked not only the Chinese traditional culture in its diversity (language, philosophy, religions, literature, arts, etc.), but also the political, economic and societal transformations that shaped China’s long history. Moreover, EURICS highly encourages and supports the research projects on current dynamics such as environmental transition, population ageing, urbanisation, migrations, social inequalities, learning society, cultural change, economic transformations, automation, as well as on China’s international role and  China’s place in its regional environment.

EURICS embodies a significant think-tank or policy studies branch whose purpose is to provide research and analysis. Aiming at developing an interpretation capacity of Chinese politics, EURICS supports studies in France and Europe, with a focus on China’s public policies and its international perspective. In order to facilitate their interaction, research activities and decision-support actions are represented in common bodies.

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Organization

 During the prefiguration phase, EURICS’s Direction is ensured by Prof. Alain PEYRAUBE - linguist, renowned specialist of China and former director of the Institute for Advanced Study of Lyon.

EURICS’ structure will soon be organized around three main bodies:

Executive committee

During the prefiguration phase, the Executive Committee is composed of three French experts: Prof. Alain Peyraube (CNRS and EHESS), Prof. François Godement, (Institut Montaigne and Sciences Po) and Dr. Olivier Bouin (RFIEA - French Network of Institutes for Advanced Study and Netias – European Network of Institutes for Advanced Study). The Executive Committee will rapidly be extended in order to include representatives of the European partners. 

Academic committee

In France, the institutions members of the Academic Committee are the French National Centre for Scientific Research (Centre national de la Recherche scientifique, CNRS), the French School of Far Easthern Studies (Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient, EFEO), the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, EHESS), the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations, (Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales, Inalco), Sciences Po, Aix Marseille University (Université d’Aix-Marseille), the Institut Montaigne and the French Academic Network for Asian Studies (Groupement d’intérêt scientifique Etudes asiatiques, GIS Asie, Coordinating institution for France).

For Italy, the coordinating institution is Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

For the Netherlands, the coordinating institution is the International Institute for Asian Studies of Leiden. For Germany, the coordinating institution is Heidelberg University. 

Additional European partners include the European Association of Chinese Studies and the European Alliance for Asian Studies. Research institutions and think tanks from other countries will soon be invited to join the Academic Committee. 

A scientific council

 The Scientific Council will be created during the first semester of 2020, in order to proceed with the fellows’ scientific selection. The Scientific Council will be composed of nine to twelve highly qualified international scholars representing different scientific disciplines. Its members are totally independent of the partner institutions, ensuring full transparency and independence of the selection process. 

Team

Alain Peyraube

Alain Peyraube

Director, Member of the EURICS’ Executive Committee.

Emeritus director of research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, Paris, France) and Chair professor of Chinese Linguistics at the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris). 
Honorary Professor at the University of Beijing since 2007, founding member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC) (2005-2013), and Distinguished member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences since 2009. 
He became a member of the European Academy (Academia Europaea) in 2006, President of its Linguistics Section in 2013, and member of the Board of Trustees in 2016. 
As a specialist in Chinese historical syntax and linguistic typology of Sinitic languages, A. Peyraube has authored five books and over two hundred articles on Chinese studies, mostly with respect to Chinese linguistics. His latest research works were developed within a functional and cognitive framework and from a cross-linguistic perspective. 

Olivier Bouin

Olivier  Bouin

Member of the EURICS’ Executive Committee.

Director of the Foundation-Excellence Laboratory RFIEA “French Network of Institutes for Advanced Study”; Secretary-General of NetIAS, a network of 23 Institutes for Advanced Study in 14 countries in Europe since 2009; Member of the Steering Committee of UBIAS, a global network of 49 “University-based Institutes for Advanced Study” since 2011; founding member and member of the Governing Board of EASSH (European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities) since 2019, responsible for European and International Affairs at Alliance Athena (French Alliance for the Social Sciences and the Humanities) since 2013; Responsible EURIAS, an European co-funded by the European Commission (2010-2019); principal coordinator of the International Panel for the Social progress, since 2014. 
Co-editor and co-author of “Europe’s Crises” with Manuel Castells, John Thompson et al. (Polity Press, 2018) and of “Manifesto for Social Progress – Ideas for a Better Society” with Marc Fleurbaey, Helga Nowotny et al. (Cambridge University Press, 2018), translated in seven languages (French translation: “Manifeste pour le progress social”, La Découverte, 2019)
 

Fran├žois Godement

Fran├žois Godement

Member of the EURICS’ Executive Committee.

Senior Advisor for Asia at Institut Montaigne, non-resident fellow of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and external consultant for the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. Former Director of Asia & China Program at ECFR, University professor at Inalco (Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations) and at Sciences Po. He created the Asia Centre within IFRI, the CSCAP Europe (Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific) and the Asia Centre think-tank. 
His last published book (with Abigael Vasselier) is “La Chine à nos portes - une stratégie pour l’Europe”, Odile Jacob, 2018.

Lin Xiao

Lin  Xiao

Program Officer, EURICS .

Lin XIAO is a Doctor of Linguistics from Sorbonne University, winner of the Chinese Government’s Award of Excellence (2018) awarded to the best Chinese students studying abroad. She was a tenured Lecturer at the Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) before starting her Postdoctoral Research position at the Centre for Linguistic Research on Eastern Asia (CRLAO) within the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS). She has recently published the book “Le chinois et l’iconicité de la syntaxe. L’iconicité de la séquence temporelle : du texte à l’´Aktionsart´”, Linguistics Society of Paris, Louvain-Paris : Peeters, 2019, 320 p. 

Andreea Budeanu

Program Officer, EURICS .

Andreea Budeanu is a PhD candidate in Political Science and International Relations at Inalco (French National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations). Her current research focuses on China’s relations with Central Eastern European countries. She is a former Sino-Foreign Fellow at the School of International Studies of Peking University, where she researched on China’s foreign policy, Chinese economy and China-Europe relations. Andreea studies in four languages (French, English, Romanian and Mandarin Chinese) and holds four university degrees covering the fields of Chinese Studies, European Studies, Political Science and International Relations. Her professional career included stints at the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) in Taipei. Recent publication: “The 16+1 Platform. China’s opportunities for Central and Eastern Europe” in Asia Focus #86, The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), 2018.