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Transcription Systems: EFEO System (French)


This article presents the EFEO romanization scheme, which was widely used to transcribe Chinese in non-English-speaking parts of Europe in the early 20th century. Its name is taken from an academic institution originally based in French Indochina, the École Française d’Extrême-Orient (French School of Far Eastern Studies). EFEO has hosted renowned scholars such as Paul Pelliot (1878-1945), Henri Maspero (1883-1945), and Paul Demiéville (1894-1979); its missions included archaeological exploration, collection of manuscripts and preservation of monuments, as well as ethnographic, linguistic and historical studies of Asia ranging from India to Japan.


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Christine Lamarre. Transcription Systems: EFEO System (French). Rint SYBESMA. Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, sha-Z (4), Brill, pp.404-407, 2017, 978-90-04-26225-6. ⟨hal-01492227⟩
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