Editorial Team
  JAH 51.2 (2017), Cover
  Tables of Contents [PDF format]
  JAH 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50
  JAH 50 (2016) [HTML]  JAH 51 (2017) [HTML]
  JAH 50 (2016) [HTML]  JAH 49 (2015) [HTML]
  JAH 49 (2015), Cover
  JAH 48 (2014) JAH 47 (2013) JAH 46 (2012)
  JAH 46.1 (2012), Cover
  JAH 45 (2011) JAH 44 (2010) JAH 43 (2009)
  JAH 42 (2008) JAH 41 (2007) JAH 40 (2006)
  JAH 39 (2005) JAH 38 (2004) JAH 37 (2003)
  JAH 36 (2002) JAH 35 (2001) JAH 34 (2000)
  JAH 33 (1999) JAH 32 (1998) JAH 31 (1997)
  JAH 30 (1996) JAH 29 (1995) JAH 28 (1994)
  JAH 27 (1993) JAH 26 (1992) JAH 25 (1991)
  JAH 24 (1990) JAH 23 (1989) JAH 22 (1988)
  JAH 21 (1987) JAH 20 (1986) JAH 19 (1985)
  JAH 18 (1984) JAH 17 (1983) JAH 16 (1982)
  JAH 15 (1981) JAH 14 (1980) JAH 13 (1979)
  JAH 12 (1978) JAH 11 (1977) JAH 10 (1976)
  JAH 9 (1975) JAH 8 (1974) JAH 7 (1973)
  JAH 6 (1972) JAH 5 (1971) JAH 4 (1970)
  JAH 3 (1969) JAH 2 (1968) JAH 1 (1967)
  JAH 1–25 (1967-1991), Index

Journal of Asian History

The Journal of Asian History [abbreviated: JAH], founded 1967, was formerly edited (vols. 1-45) by Denis Sinor (1916-2011, Indiana University, Bloomington), and from 2012-2014 (vols. 46-48) by Roderich Ptak (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) and Claudius C. Müller (Hong Kong). Starting with vol. 49 (2015), the journal is edited by Dorothee Schaab-Hanke (OSTASIEN Verlag, Gossenberg) and Achim Mittag (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen).


Table of Contents


Volume 52 (2018)


Christopher Lovins. Absolute Monarchy East and West: Chŏngjo and Louis XIV

Mohsen Morsalpour and Omid Ghiasi. The Role of Achaemenid Models in the Iranian National Epic

Tay Jeong. The Politics of Historical Knowledge: The Debate on the Historical Geography of Old Chosŏn and Lelang Commandery

Liu Puning 劉璞寧. Becoming the Ruler of the Central Realm: How the Northern Wei Dynasty Established its Political Legitimacy

Li Man 李漫. Meaning Behind Maps: Some Remarks on Wei Yuan and His Contribution to Chinese Cartography

Dilnoza Duturaeva. Qarakhanid Envoys to Song China

Hyunhee Park. The World Map Produced in Korea in 1402 and Its Possible Sources from the Islamic World

Roderich Ptak. Sailing Routes as Mental Constructs: Preliminary Notes on their Semantic Dimensions and Assumed Functions

Chan Ying-kit 陳英傑. The Odyssey of a Guangdong Official: Deng Chengxiu and Late Qing Political Culture

Iwaki Takahiro 岩城高広. Burmese Subordinate Officials and British Colonial Rule in the Late Nineteenth Century: Significance of Petitions Submitted by a Circle Headman of the Thongwa District

Discussion Forum, ad: Chen Bo 陳波. The Making of “China” out of “Zhongguo”

A Note from the Editors

Chen Bo. The New Qing History in the Making of “China”: A Response to Devin Fitzgerald

Chen Bo. Nation-state, Diversity, the Others, and the Others of the Others: A Response to Nicolas Standaert

Reviews of Books

Lu Yan­zhao 鲁延昭. Ming Qing Lingding yang quyu haifang dili yanjiu 明清伶仃洋区域海防地理研究 (Roderich Ptak)

Zhou Weimin 周伟民, au., and Tang Lingling 唐玲玲, ed. Nanhai tianshu: Hainan yumin “geng lu bu” wenhua quan shi 南海天书: 海南渔民《更路簿》文化诠释 (Roderich Ptak)

Bradley Camp Davis. Imperial Bandits. Outlaws and Rebels in the China-Vietnam Borderlands (Yasmin Koppen)

Joseph W. Esherick and Matthew T. Combs, eds. 1943: China at the Crossroads (Ulrich Theobald)

Leland Ness, with Bin Shih. Kangzhan: Guide to Chinese Ground Forces 1937–1945 (Ulrich Theobald)

Rafe de Crespigny. Fire over Luoyang: A History of the Later Han Dynasty 23–220 AD (Sebastian Eicher)

Chen Zhongping 陈忠平, ed. Zou xiang duoyuan wenhua de quanqiushi: Zheng He xia Xiyang (1405–1433) ji Zhongguo yu Yinduyang shijie de guanxi 走向多元文化的全球史: 郑和下西洋 (1405–1433) 及中国与印度洋世界的关系 (Roderich Ptak)

Wu Hongqi 吴宏岐. Shikong jiaozhi de shiye: Aomen diqu lish dili yanjiu 时空交织的视野: 澳门地区历史地理研究 (Roderich Ptak)

J. Malcolm Shick. Where Corals Lie: A Natural and Cultural History (Roderich Ptak)

Hu Qiuhua. Konfuzianisches Ethos und westliche Wissenschaft: Wang Guowei (1877–1927) und das Ringen um das moderne China (Volker Klöpsch)

Piotr Adamek. A Good Son Is Sad if He Hears the Name of His Father: The Tabooing of Names in China as a Way of Implementing Social Values (Viatcheslav Vetrov)

Books Received


Volume 51 (2017)


Maddalena Barenghi. Ancestral Sites and Lineages of the Later Tang (923–936) and the Later Jin (936–947) Dynasties According to the Song Sources

Ma Guang 馬光. Tributary Ceremony and National Security: A Reassessment of Wokou Diplomacy between China and Japan during the Early Ming Dynasty

Eugene Y. Park. Dynastic Change and Politicide in Early Modern Korea: The Chosŏn Persecution of the Koryŏ Wang, 1392–1413

Cho Hung-guk 조흥국 (趙興國). The 1592 Japanese Invasion of Korea and Diplomacies of Siam and China

Alexander K. Nefëdkin. War and Peace in the Bering Strait (in the 18th and First Half of the 19th Centuries)

David Kim. Australian Female Volunteerism in Modern Korea (1889–1941): An Enlightenment Campaign

Nuno Vila-Santa. Counter-Reformation Policies versus Geostrategic Politics in the “Estado da India”: The Case of Governor Francisco Barreto (1555–1558)

Huang Chao and Paul A. Van Dyke. Hoppo Tang Ying 唐英 (1750–1751) and the Development of the Guangdong Maritime Customs

Huang Fei 黃菲. Between Hills and Valleys: Contesting the Bazi Landscape, Society and Environment in Southwestern China (1700–1900)

Chen Fei 陳飛. Disassembling Empire: Revolutionary Chinese Students in Japan and Discourses on Provincial Independence and Local Self-Government

Reviews of Books

Shi Ping 时平, ed. Haixia liang’an Zheng He yanjiu wenji 海峡两岸郑和研究文集 (Roderich Ptak)

Jeong Moon-soo [鄭文洙] et al., eds. The Maritime Silk Road and Seaport Cities (Roderich Ptak)

George Bryan Souza and Jeffrey Scott Turley, eds. The Boxer Codex: Transcription and Translatio of an Illustrated Late Sixteenth-Century Spanish Manuscript Concerning the Geography, History and Ethnography of the Pacific, South-East and East Asia (Manel Ollé)

Francesca Bray. Technology, Gender and History in Imperial China: Great Transformations Reconsidered: Asia’s Transformations (Ng Qi Siang 黄啟祥)

Erica Fox Brindley. Ancient China and the Yue: Perceptions and Identities on the Southern Frontier c. 400 BCE–50 CE (Roderich Ptak)

Alfredo Gomes Dias. Diáspora macaense: Territórios, Itinerários e Processos de Integração (1936–1995)(Roderich Ptak)

Geoffrey C. Gunn (ed.). Wartime Macau: Under the Japanese Shadow (Roderich Ptak)

Books Received

Volume 50 (2016)


Göran Aijmer. History, Historicism, and Historical Anthropology:
Reflections on a Chinese Case

Johannes L. Kurz. On the Unification Plans of the Southern Tang Dynasty

Roderich Ptak. The Sea Route between Taiwan and the Philippines in Chinese Texts (c. 1100–1600):
New Questions Related to an Old Theme

Chen Bo 陳波. The Making of “China” out of “Zhongguo”, 1585–1690

Ng Wai-Ming 吳偉明. The Images of Yang Guifei in Tokugawa Texts

Clement Liew. Ordo ab Chao at the Far End of India:
Chinese Settlers and Their Colonial Masters

Kim Jinwung 김진웅, 金辰雄. An Ancient Middle Power’s Diplomatic Dilemma:
The Nature of Koguryŏ’s Tributary Relationship with China

Mustafa Serdar Palabıyık. The Sultan, the Shah and the King in Europe:
The Practice of Ottoman, Persian and Siamese Royal Travel and Travel Writing

Youn Dae-yeong 윤대영, 尹大榮. Between Korea and Vietnam:
Kim Yung-kun’s “Ever-Changing and Impermanent” Life

Discussion Forum, ad: Göran Aijmer. Historicism, and Historical Anthropology

Andrew Chittick. Time, Space, and Evidence:
A Response to Professor Aijmer

Göran Aijmer. The Depth of the Question Mark

Andrew Chittick. An Invented Chiasma:
A Second Answer to Professor Aijmer

Göran Aijmer. Bafflement, Holism, Rice and Orientalism

Discussion Forum, ad: Chen Bo 陳波. The Making of “China” out of “Zhongguo”

Devin Fitzgerald. Discussing “The Making of ‘China’ out of ‘Zhongguo’”

Nicolas Standaert. The Making of “China” out of “Da Ming”

Reviews of Books

Rong Xinjiang, trans. by Imre Galambos. Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang (Ute Engelhardt)

Sarah Allan. Buried Ideas: Legends of Abdication and Ideal Government in Early Chinese Bamboo-Slip Manuscripts (Yuri Pines)

Valerie Hansen. The Silk Road: A New History (Friederike Assandri)

Peter Schwieger. The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China: A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation (Lan Wu)

George Harlan Nash (ed.). Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath (Jason Morgan)

Books Received

Volume 49 (2015)

Special Edition, edited by Ralph Kauz:
Chinese and Asian Geographical and Cartographical Views on Central Asia and Its Adjacent Regions


Ralph Kauz, Liu Yingsheng, Nurlan Kenzheakhmet, and Hyunhee Park, Introductory Notes

Niu Ruji 牛汝極, The Tianshan Mountain Range: The Pivotal Line of Converging Asian Civilizations

Paul D. Buell, Early Mongolian Geographical Conceptions

Michal Biran, The Mental Maps of Mongol Central Asia as Seen from the Mamluk Sultanate

Ono Hiroshi 小野浩, Hāfiz-i Abrū’s Geographical Work, the So-called Jughrāfiyā:
Its Significance and Evaluation in Relation to Rashīd al-dīn’s Works

Daniel C. Waugh, The View from the North:
Muscovite Cartography of Inner Asia

Inaba Minoru 稲葉穣, From Caojuzha to Ghazna/Ghaznīn:
Early Medieval Chinese and Muslim Descriptions of Eastern Afghanistan

Hyunhee Park 朴賢熙, Information Synthesis and Space Creation:
The Earliest Chinese Maps of Central Asia and the Silk Road, 1265–1270

Nurlan Kenzheakhmet, Central Asian Place Names in the Kangnido

Rong Xinjiang 榮新江, Reality or Tale?
Marco Polo’s Description of Khotan

Morris Rossabi, Notes on Gazetteers and Officials in Northwest China and Sixteenth Century Knowledge of Central Asia

Lin Meicun 林梅村, A Study on the Court Cartographers of the Ming Empire

Liu Yingsheng 劉迎勝, Cities and Routes of Ferghana in the “Xiyu tudi renwu lüe” and the “Xiyu tudi renwu tu”

Ralph Kauz, Michel Didier’s Chen Cheng (1365–1457), ambassadeur des premiers empereurs Ming:
A Review Article, or Some Considerations of the Geographical Knowledge on the Silk Road During the Early Ming Dynasty