About the Journal

The Journal of the American Oriental Society (ISSN 0003-0279 [print]; 2169-2289 [electronic]) 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. From that year to the present day, the Journal has brought to the world of scholarship the results of the advanced researches of the most distinguished specialists in the literatures and civilizations of North Africa, the Near East, South and Southeast Asia, Inner Asia, and the Far East. The pages of the Journal are always open to original and interesting contributions from scholars.