Échelles de l'alimentation

Une perspective asiatique

The international conference “Scales of the Alimentation: an Asian Perspective” aims at bringing together the French and international scholars of Asia in order to promote a global approach to Asia and to bring together different research institutions based in Europe, therefore to develop the exchanges between different international scholars of Asian societies and experts related to the themes of the food. Our objective is to deliver in-depth analysis and innovative methods arising from research in social and human sciences. We aim to better understand economic, political, institutional, cultural, technological and organizational dynamics of past and present dietary practices in Asia. In particular, we will focus on how the state of food practices and their knowledge is interwoven with other social and technological developments, that are the legacies of expanding and shrinking empires and the mass industrialization. At the same time, we aim to show an “European vision of Asia”. Given the region’s rich relationship with European political, technological and cultural dominance since the 16th century, European countries share a long and deep history of food with Asian countries. Our presentations will pay attention to how food regimes and dietary practices became an increasingly global affair, with each one exploring an appropriate scale of comparison while undertaking a critical assessment of the “Asian specificity”.


  • Françoise SABBAN (EHESS), 
  • Theodore BESTOR (Harvard University), 
  • Bok-rae KIM (Andong National University), 
  • Tatushi FUJIHARA (Université de Kyoto), 
  • Xin Yuan ZHANG (Université de Tokyo), 
  • Kotaro FUKUHARA (Université de Tokyo), 
  • Ann VEECK (Western Michigan University), 
  • Katarzyna CWIERTKA (Leiden University), 
  • Bruno LAURIOUX (Université de Versailles - Saint-Quantin-en-Yvelines), 
  • Pierre-Antoine DESSAUX (Université François Rabelais),
  • Shiori Nosaka (EHESS), Chia-Ling Hsu (Paris 7),
  • Michaël Bruckert (Université Paris - Sorbonne),
  • Christopher Laurent (University of Montreal).



Anthropologie, Histoire, Sociologie et sciences politiques Agriculture, Alimentation, Anthropologie culturelle, Anthropologie historique, Biologie et société, Biopolitique, Développement durable, Environnement, Globalisation, Histoire environnementale, Paysage, Rurales (études), Santé, Santé environnementale Afrique, Asie, France, Japon

Informations pratiques

  • Jeudi 18 février 2016 - 09:00 - Vendredi 19 février 2016 - 18:00
  • EHESS (salle 638) - 190-198, avenue de France 75013 Paris.
  • ffj@ehess.fr