The Journal of Asian Studies has played an important role in the shaping and development of Asian studies for nearly eight decades. It was founded in 1941 as the journal of The Far Eastern Association with the title The Far Eastern Quarterly (FEQ). In its first decade of publication, the category of the “Far East” certainly appeared porous, with articles examining topics as diverse as the foreign policy of Australia, Confucianism in Europe, and the Chinese diaspora in Mexico. Most articles covered research on China, Korea, and Japan, while a number of issues were devoted to work on Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The book review section further expanded the geographical scope of FEQ by including reviews of publications on Siberia, Central Asia, the “Soviet Far East,” and the “Pacific area.” By the early 1950s, book reviews on South Asia also started to appear...

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