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R A S — Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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A long history, responsive to change
The Society has published a printed serial publication since the 1820s. Publication continued uninterrupted throughout the two World Wars of the 20th Century. The present form of the journal is known as the JRAS Third Series; it is published in conjunction with Cambridge University Press and was begun in 1990.  In 2001 the Journal went on-line although we continued, and continue, to produce a paper edition. In 2007 it will be expanded from 3 issues per year to 4 issues per year.
The Journal consists of articles which detail original and previously unpublished research, as well as book reviews of newly published titles. The opinions of two peer referees are sought before an article is accepted and unsolicited reviews are not published. The autumn issue contains details of the Society's AGM, its Councils Report and Accounts. From time to time obituaries of outstanding scholars are published.

The Current Issue
Volume 16 Part 2 contains the following:

Further evidence for intercity co-operation among neo-Babylonian temples. By John MacGinnis.

The Saljuq campaign against the Crimea and the expansionist policy of the early reign of Ala al-Din Kayqubad. By A. C. S. Peacock.

The role of the Karguzar in the foreign relations of state and society of Iran from the mid-nineteenth century to 1921. Part III: The Karguzar and disputes over foreign trade. By Morteza Nouraei and Vanessa Martin.

The Establishment of Calcutta Botanic Garden: plant transfer, science and the East India Company, 1786-1806. By Adrian P.Thomas.

Fazang (643-712) and Wuzhensi: with a special reference to his daoist ties. By Jinhu Chen

April 2006
'Central and southern Jordan in the Ayyubid period: historical and archaeological perspectives'. By Marcus Milwright

'The role of the Karguzar in the foreign relations of state and society of Iran from the mid-nineteenth century to 1921. Part II: The Kaguzar and security, the trade routes of Iran and foreign subjects 1900-1921'. By Morteza Nouraei and Vanessa Martin

'The bear yawns: Russian and Soviet relations with Macao'. By Michael Share

'Chikreng rebellion: coup and its aftermath in Democratic Kampuchea'. By Margaret Slocomb

'About Ugra and his friends: a recent contribution on early Mahayana Buddhism'. A review article, Ulrich Pagel

November 2005
'The role of the Karguzar in the foreign relations of state and society of Iran from the mid-nineteenth century to 1921. Part I: Diplomatic relations'.  By Morteza Nouraei and Vanessa Martin

'Native collecting and natural knowledge (1798-1832: Raja Serfoji II of Tanjore as a 'Centre of Calculation'. By Savithri Preetha Nair

'Khukh Ordung, a Uighur palace complex of the seventh century'. By Judith G. Kolbas

'Envoys and illusions: the Japanese embassy to Europe. 1582-1598, ' de Missione Legatorv Iaponesium' , and the Portuguese viceregal embassy to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, 1591'.  By Derek Massarella

July 2005
'Invention of tradition in Travancore: a maharaja's quest for political security'. By Dick Kooiman

'A Vastu text in the modern age: Vishvakarma Darpan, 1969 '. By Vibhuti Sachdev

''The five aspects of conduct' Wuxing introduction and translation'. By Kenneth Holloway

'A family reunion, the anthropology of life, death and New Year in Soochow'. By Goran Aijmer

'Later Gupta history: inscriptions, coins and historical ideology'. By Michael Willis

How to submit to the Journal
Scholars and researchers who wish to have their work considered should submit a draft in double spacing by email attachment in word to Executive Officer and also in hardcopy to be sent to: Charlotte de Blois, 14 Stephenson Way, London NWl 2HD. Hardcopy is particularly important when diacritics are used. The editorial team is committed to appraising submissions as quickly as possible.

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