Archive | June 2019

Raquez at Revue Indochinoise: New article in Bulletin de l’École française d’Extrême-Orient

I am honored that my article “Alfred Raquez’s Roles as Author and Editor of La Revue Indochinoise” will be published in the venerable Bulletin de l’École française d’Extrême-Orient.

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My article will appear in the 104th issue of the Bulletin, and its publication makes strange loops in the history of the journal.

Raquez’s second book, Pages Laotiennes, was received a favorable review in the very first issue of the Bulletin, in 1901, by one of the founding figures of the École française d’Extrême-Orient, Louis Finot. The Bulletin, as well as Raquez’s second book and the Revue Indochinoise which he was editorial director from 1904 to 1906, were all published by the same man, F.H. Schneider. Raquez was named a ‘member correspondent’ of the EFEO in 1906.

I’m pleased that my research has brought Raquez’s long-neglected contributions back into current of the EFEO.

Find out how to get your copy of issue 104 here: https://publications.efeo.fr/fr/periodiques/bulletin-de-l-ecole-francaise-d-extreme-orient-befeo

Here’s Raquez’s message to readers in 1904 when he assumed the role of Editorial Director:

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