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Published in February, May, August, and November for the AAS by Cambridge University Press, THE JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES (JAS) 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.

Current AAS members can access the JAS archives via Cambridge University Press. The archives include articles from the first issue in 1941 through to the current issue.

JAS 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, JAS welcomes broad comparative and transnational studies as well as essays emanating from fine-grained historical, cultural, political, or literary research and interpretation. The JAS also publishes clusters of papers representing new and vibrant discussions on specific themes and issues.

All current AAS members receive the print and online Journal of Asian Studies as a benefit of membership. Members who do not wish to receive the print version of the Journal of Asian Studies may opt out via the “Manage Privacy” link on their profile page or by contacting AAS Membership Manager, Doreen Ilozor, at dilozor@asian-studies.org.

In addition to the many advantages inherent to the online JAS—fully searchable tables of contents and abstracts, ease of downloading and printing of articles and citations, etc.—the online version allows access to multimedia supplements; video, music, and digital images can easily be uploaded and linked to relevant articles.


INDIVIDUALS wishing to receive the JAS must become a member of the Association for Asian Studies.

INSTITUTIONS, visit https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-asian-studies/subscribe

Online back issues of the JAS from the first issue in 1941 to present are available to current AAS members and JAS subscribers via the Cambridge University Press website.

For print back issues, visit www.cambridge.org/core/services/agents/print-back-volume-purchase

CLAIMS for Missing or Damaged Issues

AAS Members should contact AAS Membership Manager, Doreen Ilozor, at dilozor@asian-studies.org. Claims must be made within four months of the journal's mailing date.

Institutional Subscribers should contact Cambridge University Press:

  • For customers in the US, Canada or Mexico: Cambridge University Press, Customer Services Department (Journals), One Liberty Plaza, Fl. 20, New York, NY 10006; Phone: 1-800-872-7423, Option 1/ 212-337-5000, Option 1;  E-Mail: subscriptions_newyork@cambridge.org
  • Elsewhere: Cambridge University Press, Customer Services Department (Journals), University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU, England; Tel +44 (0) 1223 32 6070; E-Mail: journals@cambridge.org.