In this episode, Clémentine and Clara invite themselves to the home of Hubert Delahaye, a sinologist, mah-jongg enthusiast and great drinker of Japanese tea, to discuss his love for fiction in his stories of elsewhere.
Author of four books published by L'Asiathèque, Hubert Delahaye has spent his professional life at the Collège de France in the field of sinology. He was attached to Jacques Gernet's Chair of Social and Intellectual History of China and then to the Instituts d'Extrême-Orient as a lecturer. It is quite natural that he also became interested in his Japanese neighbors, these islanders so close to the Chinese and at the same time so different... It is comfortably installed in his office that the author recalls his years spent in Taipei, but also in Ogura, a village in the Japanese countryside which will give the name to his first book Lettres d'Ogura. Mixing fiction and reality, does Hubert Delahaye really consider himself a travel writer? In this episode, Clementine, Clara and Hubert allude to the books of the writer listed here, published by L'Asiathèque: Lettres d'Ogura (2017), Histoires de mers (2018), De thé et d'amour (2021), La Statue de Chaojue (2022).
All of Hubert Delahaye's books are available in bookstores, at L'Asiathèque publishing house, and on the travel publishers' website www.librairieduvoyageur.com
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