We are very sad to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Françoise Aubin (professor emerita at CNRS) on Sunday, July 9th, at the age of 85.
Endowed with many skills in Oriental languages (Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Mongol), Françoise Aubin carried out a twofold carreer in Oriental studies and social sciences. The first bond between Françoise Aubin and Chinese Islam was tied throught her study of Protestant missions in Northwest China among Chinese Muslims. She published ground-breaking articles, notably on Sufi brotherhoods and Chinese Islamic thought.
We will miss her passion for learning and her intellectual generosity.
Denise Aigle, Isabelle Charleux, Vincent Goossaert, Roberte Hamayon, Marie-Paule Hille et Souad Wheidi