Senior Research Fellow, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). After graduating from University of Paris 7 (1974) and Peking University (1974-77), Dr. Gipouloux served as deputy trade commissioner of the French Embassy in Beijing (1983-86) and as researcher of the Maison Franco-Japonaise in Tokyo (1990-94). Until recently, he was research director of the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China in Hong Kong (1997-2001).
His current research focuses on the spatial effects of foreign direct investment in China and on the formation of a Mediterranean Sea in East Asia. Among his recent publications we might find The Asian Mediterranean: port cities and trading networks in China, Japan, and Southeast Asia, XIIIth-XXIst century, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011; Gateways to globalisation: Asia's international trading and finance centres, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011; La Méditerranée asiatique: villes portuaires et réseaux marchands en Chine, au Japon et en Asie du Sud-Est, XVIe-XXIe siècle. Paris : CNRS Éditions, 2009.