English-Language Academic Journals Related to East Asia

The list of journals below primarily contains English-language content focused on East Asia, but some have a broader scope. JSTOR (generally older works) and Project Muse (generally newer works) are the two major journal repositories, and educational institutions usually offer access to the two resources to their students and faculty.

Dates

Please note that the dates given are for materials available or listed online, and do not necessarily coincide with the publication years of the print editions. The years for issues available on JSTOR and Project Muse may have changed since this post was written. I included them, though, to give some sense of how large the gap is for materials available online.

Anything Missing?

This list is a work in progress, and if you don’t see the name of a journal you think ought to be on this list, I would be grateful if you could contact me with it. Thanks!

  • Acta Asiatica: Unavailable online, but you can find the contents of journals over the last ten years. Tōhō Gakkai 東方学会 (The Institute of Eastern Culture) translates articles written by Japanese researchers and publishes this annually. As one of the few avenues for accessing recent scholarship in English, it is an important resource. The organization also has other publications as well as a yearly meeting, the International Conference of Eastern Studies (ICES) 国際東方学者会議, which is held in the Kansai and Kantō regions.
  • American Historical Review (1895-Present): JSTOR.
  • Andon: Unavailable online, but you can find the <href=”http: www.society-for-japanese-arts.org=”” andon.htm”=””>contents of journals over the last ten years.
  • Archives of Asian Art (1966-2007): JSTOR / (2008-Present): Project Muse
  • Archives of the Chinese Art Society of America (1954-1964): JSTOR.
  • Ars Orientalis (1954-2004): JSTOR.
  • Artibus Asiae (1925-2005): JSTOR.
  • ASEAN Economic Bulletin (1984-2005): JSTOR.
  • Asia Major. Unavailable online.
  • Asian Affairs (1973-2005): JSTOR.
  • Asian Ethnology (2008-2010): JSTOR.
  • Asian Folklore Studies (1963-2007): JSTOR.
  • Asian Music (1968-2009): JSTOR.
  • Asian Perspectives (2000-Present): Project Muse.
  • Asian Studies Newsletter. Unavailable online. See contents here
  • Asian Survey (1961-2011): JSTOR.
  • Asian Theatre Journal (1984-2009): JSTOR / (2009-Present): Project Muse.
  • Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs (1979-1995): JSTOR.
  • Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars (1968-2000): Unavailable online. After 2000 changed to Critical Asian Studies (see below).
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (1917-1940): JSTOR.
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental Studies (1917-1940): JSTOR.
  • Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie (1985-Present): Available online.
  • Chanoyu Quarterly (1970-Present): Unavailable online. Tables of Contents online.
  • China Journal (1995-2009): JSTOR.
  • China Quarterly (1960-2005): JSTOR.
  • Chinese Literature (1979-2007): JSTOR.
  • Concerned Theater Japan (1969-1971): Available online.
  • Contemporary Religions in Japan (1960-1970): Available online.
  • Critical Asian Studies (2001-Present): Available online.
  • Early China. (1975-Present): Unavailable online.
  • East and West (1950-2006): JSTOR.
  • East Asian History (1991-2008): Available online. Used to be Papers on Far Eastern History.
  • Economic and Political Weekly (1966-2005): JSTOR.
  • Eastern Buddhist (1921-Present): Unavailable online. Tables of Contents online.
  • Early Modern Japan (1991-Present): Available online.
  • Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies (2003-2011): Available online.
  • European Association of Chinese Studies Newsletter (1996-Present): Available online.
  • European Journal of East Asian Studies (2006-Present): Available online.
  • Far Eastern History (1970-90). Unavailable online.
  • Far Eastern Survey (1935-1961): JSTOR.
  • Frontiers of Philosophy in china (2006-2007): JSTOR.
  • The Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies (2003-present): Available online.
  • Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies (1936-2005): JSTOR / (2009-Present): Project Muse.
  • Impressions (1997-2010): Unavailable online. Tables of Contents online.
  • International Journal of Asian Studies (2010-2011): Available online.
  • International Journal of Japanese Sociology (2006-2010): Available online.
  • Japan Focus (?-Present): Available online.
  • Japan Quarterly (1954-2000): Available online.
  • Japan Review (1990-Present): Unavailable online. Supposed to be available soon in JSTOR.
  • Japan Studies Review (2000-Present): Available online.
  • Japanese Economic Studies (1995-Present): Available online.
  • Japanese Journal of Religious Studies (1974-Present): Available online.
  • Japanese Language & Literature (2001-2007): JSTOR.
  • Japanese Studies (1981-Present): Available online.
  • Journal of the American Oriental Society (1843-2007): JSTOR.
  • Journal of Asian History. Unavailable online.
  • Journal of Asian Studies (1956-Present): JSTOR. Used to be Far Eastern Quarterly (1941-1955): JSTOR.
  • Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese (1972-2000): JSTOR.
  • Japanese Language and Literature (2001-2007): JSTOR.
  • Journal of East Asian Linguistics (1992-2007): JSTOR.
  • Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies. Unavailable online. Tables of Contents online.
  • Journal of Japanese Studies (1974-2005): JSTOR / (2004-Present): Project Muse.
  • Journal of Modern Chinese History (2007-2011): Available online.
  • Journal-Newsletter of the Association of Teachers of Japanese (1963-1972): JSTOR.
  • Journal of Pacific History (1966-2005): JSTOR.
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (1991-2005): JSTOR.
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1824-1990): JSTOR.
  • Journal of Sung-Yuan Studies (1970-Present): Some available online.
  • Keio Economic Studies (1964-Present): Available online.
  • Kunst des Orients (1950-1979): JSTOR.
  • Late Imperial China (1965-): Project Muse
  • Modern Asian Studies (1967-2009): JSTOR.
  • Modern China (1975-2007): JSTOR.
  • Monumenta Nipponica (1938-2005) / (2005-Present): Project Muse.
  • Monument Serica (1935-2005): JSTOR.
  • Newsletter of East Asian Art and Archaeology. Unavailable online.
  • Nichibunken Japan Review (1990-Present): Available online.
  • Oriental Art Magazine (1990-2003). Unavailable online. See website here.
  • Orientations (1970-Present): Unavailable online. See website here.
  • Pacific Affairs (1928-2006): JSTOR .
  • Pacific Historical Review (1932-Present): JSTOR.
  • Past and Present (1952-Present): Available online.
  • Philosophy East and West (1951-2007): JSTOR / (2000-Present):Project Muse.
  • positions: east asia cultures critique (1999-Present): Project Muse.
  • Republican China (1983-1997): Unavailable online.
  • Social Science Japan Journal (1998-2003): JSTOR.
  • Southeast Review of Asian Studies (SERAS, formerly called the Annals) (2004-present): Availableonline.
  • T’oung Pao (1890-2005): JSTOR.
  • Twentieth-Century China (1997-Present): Unavailable online. Formerly known as Republican China (1983-1997). See website here