Created in 2001, the Asia Pacific Network has over 2000 French specialists in Asia and the Pacific. Working mostly in academic research laboratories, they are researchers, teaching researchers, research engineers, PhD students etc. They also come from academic societies, research associations, and rarely other sectors (diplomats, journalists ...). They are experts in their field and are on one of the 50 countries that comprise the cultural area of Asia and the Pacific, including the Eastern, Central and Southern Asia, Asia Island, and the Pacific.
The Réseau Asie was created through the initiative of the members of its founding committee:
Maurice Aymard ( Director of Studies EHESS )
Jean -Luc Domenach ( research director FNSP )
Alain Peyraube ( CNRS research director )
Jean -François Sabouret ( CNRS research director ).
Initially, the Réseau Asie was supported by the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, via a research program of the same name (duration : 2001 – 2013). In 2006, the CNRS created a support unit for the Réseau Asie (UPS 2999). Today, this unit is called the French Network for Asian Studies support unit and is made up of a team of 6 people. Since its creation, the network has participated in six conferences (2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2017)
Members of Réseau Asie are at the origins of :