Laurent Chircop-Reyes

Doctor (Ph.D.) of Social and Historical Anthropology, speciality Chinese Studies – modern & contemporary China

 

 

 

Young Scholar at CECMC – Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine (CNRS-EHESS)

Associate member at IrAsia – Institut de recherches asiatiques (CNRS-AMU)

Visiting Researcher at GEAS – Graduate School of East Asian Studies (Freie Universität – Berlin)

E-mail : lau.chircop@gmail.com

Licenced by the French National Universities Council (CNU) and qualified to teach as a lecturer in the following discipline since the 6 February 2020:

Section 15 – Languages and literatures in Chinese

Section 20 – Social Anthropology and Ethnology

Section 22 – History and Civilisations, Modern and Contemporary Worlds

Research themes in modern and contemporary China:

  • Trading networks, brigandage, caravan practices
  • Human mobility, security issues, trade routes
  • Production, transmission and diffusion of knowledge
  • Ritual, Chinese religions and body techniques
  • Emergence and decline of social categories

EDUCATION

  • 2015-2019 – Ph.D., Social and Historical Anthropology, Chinese Studies, Aix-Marseille Université. Dissertation: Among the Merchants and the Brigands. An Ethnohistory of Northern China’s Escort-Masters (18th early 20th): From Social Body to Body Knowledge. Dissertation Advisors: Jean-Marc de Grave, Prof., Pierre Kaser, Prof.
  • 2013-2015 – M.A., Research in Sinology, Texts and Translation, Aix-Marseille Université. Thesis: Golden Age and Decline of the Xingyiquan 形意拳 (Late Qing to the Republican Era) With high honours. Thesis Advisor: Pierre Kaser, Prof.
  • 2009-2013 – B.A, Languages, Literatures and Civilisations, Aix-Marseille Université. Chinese Language, History and Society of China. With high honours.

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Illegal Caravan Trade during Qing Dynasty: Two Imperial Archives Analysis, 1736-1741” [online], Research note, ERCCS — European Research Centre for Chinese Studies, EFEO — Centre de Pékin, 2020 (Forthcoming).
  • “Political Elites and the ‘China’s Alliance of Warriors in Republican China (1912-1949): Knowledge and Practices of Popular Martial Traditions as an Instrument for Nationalism”, in Identity, Nationalism, and Sécurity: The Politics of Martial Arts, Benjamin Judkins, Andrea Molle (ed.), New York, SUNY Press, 2020 (Forthcoming).
  • “Le ‘parler noir’. Le jargon secret des caravaniers et des brigands en Chine impériale tardive”, AFECAssociation Française d’Études Chinoises, 2020 (Forthcoming).
  • “La pensée chinoise et la question de l’éthique animale : considérations rituelles, hygiéniques et morales” [online] Loïc Aloisio, Laurent Chircop-Reyes (éd.), Impressions d’Extrême-Orient n°10, IrAsia-CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université, 2019.
  • “Merchants, Brigands and Escorts: an Anthropological Approach to the Biaoju 鏢局 Phenomenon in Northern China”, Ming Qing Studies, Paolo Santangelo (ed.), Roma, WriteUp Site, 2018, pp. 123-151.
  • “La tradition martiale des escorteurs de marchands du Shanxi en Chine du Nord (19e siècle). Ethnographie d’une lignée héritière à Qixian (Shanxi)”, Annales de la Fondation Martine Aublet, Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Actes Sud, 2018-2019.
  • “Le monde disparu des arts martiaux des années 1930 en Chine du Nord” [online], Open Edition Journals, Impressions d’Extrême-Orient, IrAsia-CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université, 2017.
  • “Le métier d’escorteur au XIXe siècle en Chine du Nord : de la protection des caravanes des marchands du Shanxi aux convois des premières banques du pays” [online], Centre d’Études de l’Asie de l’Est, Université de Montréal, 2017.

CONFERENCES

  • “From China to Siberia. Shanxi’s Caravaners Societies and The Trade of Tea in Late Qing”, International Conference Empires, Networks, Intermediaries: Exchanges Across Eurasia, 10th-19th Centuries, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Dec. 2019.
  • “Animalité, brutalité et sensibilité : des techniques du corps à l’alchimie des émotions”, Journée d’études Culture martiale chinoise. Exorcisme, corps, réinvention, Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, Oct. 2019.
  • “Embodied Ideology and Body Techniques: the Art of Avoiding Violence of the Travelling Merchants’ Guards in Late Qing Northern China. For a Comparative Study with the Mule Caravaners in South-Est Asian”, EUROSEAS — European Association for Southeast Asian Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Sept. 2019.
  • “Brigandage on Ancient Northern China Tea Road: A Secret Communication Skills as a Peaceful Means of Exchange”, ICASThe 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars, Leyden, Netherlands, July 219.
  • “Le langage codé des maîtres-escortes de marchands du Shanxi, ou la pratique du ‘parler noir’ comme moyen de coopération avec les brigands sous les Qing”, Workshop “Jeunes Chercheurs”, AFEC — Association Française d’Études Chinoises, Université Paris-Diderot, June 2019.
  • “Reviving China Society Through Martial Arts Culture. The ‘Tianjin’s Alliance of Warriors’ (1910-1928) As an Instrument for Nationalism”, 5th Annual Conference of Martial Arts Studies Research Network, Chapman University, Orange, California, May 2019.
  • “Le terrain en question(s) : archives et ethnohistoire”, Doctoral Workshop, IrAsia — Institut de recherches asiatiques, Aix-Marseille Université, Nov. 2018.
  • “Rapport de terrain ethnographique sur l’étude d’une lignée héritière d’escorteurs de marchands du Shanxi (Chine) pour la Fondation Martine Aublet”, musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, département de la recherche et de l’enseignement, Sept. 2018.
  • Piaohao 票号 et capitalisme marchand. Quand les négociants du Shanxi deviennent banquiers”, International Conference The Rise of Asia, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne/Université Le Havre Normandie, March 2018.
  • “Rapport de terrain ethnographique: les maîtres du Shanxi”, Doctoral Workshop, IrAsia — Institut de recherches asiatiques, Aix-Marseille Université, May 2017.