About JOSA & OSA
History of JOSA
The Journal of the
Oriental Society of Australia (JOSA) has been published continuously
from 1960. It is the oldest journal on Asia currently published
in Australia. In 2002, with volume 34, an indes of the journal
contents covering the 42 year history of the journal was published.
That index lists 254 articles: 133 on China, 58 on Japan, 30
on South East Asia, 22 on South Asia, 3 on Korea, 3 on Mongolia,
2 on Tibet, and 1 each on Burma, Cambodia, the Middle East
and Sri Lanka. The journal distribution covers 85 academic
During the 42 year history of JOSA there have bee three editors.
The first and founding editor was the late Professor A. R.
Davis, formerly Professor of Oriental Studies at the University
of Sydney which has provided a safe home for the journal during
its history. Every year the Oriental Society of Australia honours
the memory of its founder by sponsoring an A. R. Davis Memorial
Lecture which is printed in the journal.