History of JOSAH

The Journal of the Society for Asian Humanities (JOSAH), is the oldest journal of Asian Studies currently published in Australia, having been published continuously from 1960. Until 2021, its name was the Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia (JOSA).

History of ASAH

The Society was founded in 1956 by Professor A.R. Davis of the University of Sydney as the Oriental Society of Australia. Its purpose is to promote the knowledge of Asia in Australia and to provide a venue for scholars to present their research. In 2021, it changed its name to the Australian Society for Asian Humanities (ASAH). Besides the journal, ASAH offers a Seminar Series and an Emerging Scholar Essay competition.

Professor A.R. Davis (1924-83), founder of the Oriental Society of Australia as well as founder and first editor of its Journal.