The Journal of Asian Studies

AAS members receive print and online copies of The Journal of Asian Studies as a benefit of membership. Please log in at the AAS member portal to access The Journal of Asian Studies online.

Published in February, May, August, and November by Cambridge University Press for the AAS, The Journal of Asian Studies has long been recognized as the most authoritative and prestigious publication in the field of Asian studies. This quarterly has been published regularly since 1941, offering Asianists a wealth of information unavailable elsewhere.

The Journal of Asian Studies publishes the very best empirical and multidisciplinary work on Asia, spanning the arts, history, literature, the social sciences, and cultural studies. Experts around the world turn to this quarterly journal for the latest in-depth scholarship on Asia’s past and present, for its extensive book reviews, and for its state-of-the-field essays on established and emerging topics.

With coverage reaching from South and Southeast Asia to China, Inner Asia, and Northeast Asia, The Journal of Asian Studies welcomes broad comparative and transnational studies as well as essays emanating from fine-grained historical, cultural, political, or literary research and interpretation. The Journal of Asian Studies also publishes clusters of papers representing new and vibrant discussions on specific themes and issues.

Available in print and online, there are many advantages inherent to the online version of The Journal of Asian Studies—fully searchable tables of contents and abstracts, ease of downloading and printing of articles and citations, etc. The online version also allows access to multimedia supplements; video, music, and digital images can easily be uploaded and linked to relevant articles.

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Subscriptions and Back Issues

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Online back issues of The Journal of Asian Studies from the first issue in 1941 to present are available to current AAS members and subscribers via the Cambridge University Press website. For print back issues, visit

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