The Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, Vol. 47


Edited by Rosita Holenbergh

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Format: paperback
246 pages
ISBN: placeholder

Publication: 15 Apr 2016

Publisher: The Oriental Society of Australia

The Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia (JOSA) has been published annually since 1960 out of what is now the School of Languages & Cultures at the University of Sydney. A peer-reviewed journal, it carries papers in a range of disciplines, including literature, history, linguistics, archaeology, media, philosophy and politics, as well as substantial book reviews. Initially concentrated on China and Japan, in recent years its regional cover has expanded to include Korea, India, Tibet and South-East Asia.


  • A.R. Davis Memorial Lecture, 2015
    Women Writing Women: ‘A Woman’s Place’ in Modern Japanese Women’s Poetry, Carol Hayes
  • Postwar Australian–Japanese Grassroots Reconciliation Movements: Grassroots Presentations at an International Conference to Commemorate the Seventieth Anniversary of the End of the Asia–Pacific Conflict, Roman Rosenbaum
  • Factions in Modern Chinese Politics: A Help or a Hindrance? Kerry Brown
  • The Commands of God in the Qur’an as a Problem of Pragmatic Linguistics and Legal Theory, Michael Carter
  • The Reinvention of Romance: The Rewriting, Reception and Censorship of Ninjōbon in Modern Japan, Leith Morton
  • Lin Yutang: Re-Interpreting the Ancients for Moderns, Shirley Chan and Daniel Lee
  • China’s Participation in World Fairs from the Perspective of Art History: London 1851 and Beyond, Bruce Doar
  • DEPISA: A Case Study of Complex Capacity Development in a Transnational Setting, Kevin Laws
  • Coins from Sippar, Kevin Butcher
  • The Paradigm of Theory-as-Practice: Traditional Chinese Natural Studies and the Performance of the Cosmic Breath qi in a New Global Spacetime System, Rey Tiquia

Book reviews

  • The Last Candles of the Night, by Ian Bedford, reviewed by Jennifer Cover
  • Comrade Ambassador: Whitlam’s Beijing Envoy, by Stephen FitzGerald, reviewed by Rawdon Dalrymple
  • Restless Continent: Wealth, Rivalry and Asia’s New Geopolitics, by Michael Wesley, reviewed by Philip Flood
  • Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan, by Emma Dalton reviewed by Saori Shibata

Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 × 13 mm
246 pages
Copyright: © 2015
ISBN: placeholder
Publication: 15 Apr 2016