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The Journal of the American Oriental Society (ISSN 0003-0279) is published quarterly by the American Oriental Society. The first volume (1843-49) set the tone for all time in the broad scope of subject matter and the solidity of its scholarship. It included studies of Arab music, of Persian cuneiform, and of Buddhism in India, and brought to a wide audience the then novel theories of
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Effective with volume 142 (2022), current issues of JAOS will be available only through Lockwood Online Journals. All issues prior to 2022 will continue to be available through the JSTOR archive (jstor.org). In addition to current content, Lockwood Online Journals hosts content going back to 2013 with volume 133.

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Current Issue

Vol. 142 No. 2 (2022): Journal of the American Oriental Society

Published: 2022-06-21

Front Matter

Table of Contents

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Humor under the Guise of Chan

Xiao Rao
Abstract 21 | PDF Downloads 4

Page 311–334

An Alternative Lyric Modernity?

Zhiyi Yang
Abstract 7 | PDF Downloads 2

Page 335–352

התהלך and Its Congeners

W. Randall Garr
Abstract 3 | PDF Downloads 0

Page 353–370

Binding and Smiting

H. Craig Melchert, Ilya Yakubovich
Abstract 7 | PDF Downloads 2

Page 371–386

One Thousand ḥijaj

George Warner
Abstract 62 | PDF Downloads 2

Page 415–434

Brief Communications

Eşrefoğlu’s Müzekki’n-nüfûs

Bill Hickman
Abstract 26 | PDF Downloads 1

Page 435–442

Review Articles


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