Promoting Asian Studies in Australia since 1956

The Australian Society for Asian Humanities promotes the knowledge of Asia in Australia and provide a venue for scholars working in Asian humanities to present their work to their peers and others interested in Asia. We regularly run lectures, discussions and exhibitions to encourage the study of Asian history and culture.

Journal of the Society for Asian Humanities (JOSAH)

The Journal of the Society for Asian Humanities (JOSAH) is the society’s flagship publication and has been issued continuously since 1960. It is the oldest journal on Asia currently published in Australia. Please visit the journal’s website at!

JOSAH  has been published continuously since 1960 and is the longest-running journal on Asia in Australia. E-texts are available through INFORMIT while hard copies can be purchased by email to Its former name is JOSA: Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia.

Current Issue

JOSAH Vol. 53 (2022):