The Centre for Studies on China, Korea and Japan

The Centre for Studies on China, Korea and Japan (UMR 8173 Chine, Corée, Japon) is the largest French research centre for studies on East Asia.  Founded on January 1, 2006, this joint research unit brings together the Centre for Studies on Modern and Contemporary China (Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, CECMC), The Centre for Korean Studies (Centre de recherches sur la Corée, CRC) and the Centre for Japanese Studies (Centre de recherches sur le Japon, CRJ).  The Centre for Studies on China, Korea and Japan (UMR 8173 Chine, Corée, Japon) is under the aegis of the National Centre for Science Research (CNRS), the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), and Université Paris Diderot.

In 2017 this unit comprises:

  • 110 researchers (statutory and associate members)
  • 7 research technicians and administrators
  • 50 PhD candidates


The UMR carries out extensive individual and collective research, involving teachers, researchers, research engineers and Ph.D. students.

The research unit for China, Korea and Japan includes a wide range of disciplines: history, economics, anthropology, sociology, geography, political sciences, religious sciences and philosophy.

The unit undertakes many international research projects.


The teaching on China, Korea and Japan provided by the EHESS is intended for students enrolled for the doctoral or master's degree or for the School's own diploma, although, with the teacher's agreement, it is also offered to any interested person.

The aim of the courses on offer is to open the study of China, Korea and Japan to other cultures, other historical worlds and other disciplinary approaches.


The centre for studies on “China, Korea, Japan” houses a large body of documentary resources on East Asia.

Digitalised, for the most part, the centres’ library catalogues can be consulted on the BULAC and SUDOC catalogues.

 Many other electronic resources are also available (bibliographic databases, journal databases and digital text corpora.


Chine, Corée Japon (CCJ - UMR8173)
Campus Condorcet, bât. EHESS, 3ème étage
2 cours des Humanités, 93300 Aubervilliers

Accueil téléphonique : +33(0)1 88 12 20 00

Administration CCJ