Yolaine Escande is Research Director at French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS); her research field is on Chinese aesthetics, graphic arts, and theory of arts (calligraphy and painting), and comparative aesthetics. She has translated from Chinese to French Chinese calligraphy and painting fundamental treatises (Notes sur ce que j’ai vu et entendu en peinture 1994, Traités chinois de peinture et de calligraphie (des Han aux Sui), vol. 1, 2003, (les Tang et les Cinq Dynasties), vol. 2, 2010) and has presented Chinese aesthetics principles (L’Art en Chine, 2001; Montagnes et eaux. La culture du shanshui, 2005; Jardins de sagesse en Chine et au Japon, 2013). Her research concerns their artistic, philosophical, aesthetical, cultural interactions with Western art (book editing together with Jean-Marie Schaeffer: L’Esthétique : Europe, Chine et ailleurs, 2002; with Johanna Liu: Frontières de l’art, frontières de l’esthétique, 2008 ; Culture du loisir, art et esthétique, 2010; with Vincent Shen and Chenyang Li, Inter-culturality and philosophic Discourse, Cambridge SP, 2013).
She is member of Universitas Monthly review on Philosophy and Culture editorial board (referred A&HCI journal), which she has co-edited with Johanna Liu in English and in Chinese special issues (Frontiers of Arts, Frontiers of Aesthetics, 2006/10; Interplays between Image and Writing, 2007/11; Encounters in Aesthetics, East and West 2009/10; Identity, Aesthetics, and Literary Interpretation 2010/03;Leisure Culture, Arts, and Aesthetics 2010/09; Cultural Transmission, Art, and Aesthetics 2011/10; Aesthetics of Landscape, East and West 2012/11; Universality, Artist, and Aesthetics, 2014/11).
She was trained by Profs. Fran?ois Cheng and Hsiung Ping-Ming (MA INALCO, Ph.D Paris 7th University) in aesthetics and Chinese philosophy, as well as Western aesthetics in Paris 10th-Nanterre Philosophy Department. She has received fellowships and grants from Ministry of Education (France, Taiwan), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (France, China), CNRS, ANR (French National Research Agency). She was invited Professor in several countries (Switzerland EPFL, Taiwan Soochow University, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Cheng-Chi Univ. Depts. of Philosophy, Sichuan Normal University…). She was International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) elected Vice-President (2007-2009) and President (2009-2011) and has organised tens of int’ workshops, lectures & conferences.