The Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, Vol. 50


Edited by Shirley Chan

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Format: paperback
144 pages
ISBN: placeholder

Publication: 01 Jul 2019

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, 2018
  • On the Creative Aesthetics of Nobel Laureate Gao Xingjian, by Jon Mabel Lee
  • A Reflection on the Importance of Tang Poetry and the Life’s work of Dr Margaret South (1926–2017), by Jocelyn Chey
  • The Role of yi ? in the Early Thought of Kang Youwei, by Seán Moores
  • From Virtuosity to Imaginary Femininity: Footbinding and Stilted Footwear in Chinese Theatre, by Chao Guo
  • James Murdoch (1856–1921): Australia’s First Chair of Oriental Studies , by Darren Swanson
  • Visions of Hell in Asia, by Paul Mirabile

Book reviews

  • Vivien Nara Imperfect Understanding: Intimate Portraits of Modern Chinese Celebrities, by Wen Yuan-ning and others, edited by Christopher Rea
  • Josh Stenberg Contemporary Tiawanese Women Writers: An Anthology, Jonathan Stalling, Lin Tai-Man and Yanwing Leung (eds.)
  • Lily Lee Chinese Women Writers and Modern Print Culture, by Margaret M. Ferry
  • Luke Nottage Civil Society and Postwar Pacific Basin Reconciliation: Wounds, Scars and Healing, edited by Yasuko Claremont
  • John Y. Wong The Golden Ghetto: The American Commercial Community at Canton and the Shaping of American Chinese Policy, 1784–1844, by Jacques M. Downs

Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 × 8 mm
144 pages
ISBN: placeholder
Publication: 01 Jul 2019