JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

STEPHANIE JAMISON
University of California Los Angeles

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

GARY M. BECKMAN
University of Michigan

ANTJE RICHTER
University of Colorado at Boulder

STEPHANIE JAMISON
University of California Los Angeles

PERI BEARMAN
Harvard Law School



Indexing and Electronic Access
JAOS Table of Contents and Publication Schedule
Guidelines for the Submission of Manuscripts, JAOS Stylesheet
Officers of the Society

INDEXING AND ELECTRONIC ACCESS

Printed Indexes of JAOS: Vols. 1-20, 1843/49-1899 (Issued as JAOS v. 21, pt. 1) 1 v.; Vols. 21-40, 1900-20, in JAOS v. 44; Vols. 21-60, 1900-40 (Issued as American Oriental series, v. 40, 1955) 1 v.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS (Recent Issues)

Table of Contents of JAOS 116 (1996)

Table of Contents of JAOS 117 (1997)

Table of Contents of JAOS 118:1 (Jan-Mar, 1998)
Table of Contents of JAOS 118:2 (Apr-June, 1998)
Table of Contents of JAOS 118:3 (July-September, 1998)
Table of Contents of JAOS 118:4 (October-December, 1998)

Table of Contents of JAOS 119:1 (January-March, 1999)
Table of Contents of JAOS 119:2 (April-June, 1999)
Table of Contents of JAOS 119:3 (July-September, 1999)
Table of Contents of JAOS 119:4 (October-December, 1999)

Table of Contents of JAOS 120:1 (January-March, 2000)
Table of Contents of JAOS 120:2 (April-June, 2000)
Table of Contents of JAOS 120:3 (July-Sept, 2000)
Table of Contents of JAOS 120:4 (October-December, 2000) (Mailed to members and subscribers week of 16 April 2001)

Table of Contents of JAOS 121:1 (January-March, 2001) (Mailed to members and subscribers week of 18 June 2001)
Table of Contents of JAOS 121:2 (April-June, 2001) (Mailed to members and subscribers week of 16 July 2001)
Table of Contents of JAOS 121:3 (July-September, 2001) (Mailed to members and subscribers week of 24 September 2001)
Table of Contents of JAOS 121:4 (October-December, 2001
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Table of Contents of JAOS 122:1 (January-March, 2002) (Mailed to members and subscribers week of 16 September 2002)
Table of Contents of JAOS 122:2 (April-June, 2002) (Mailed to members and subscribers week of 16 September 2002)
Table of Contents of JAOS 122:3 (July-September, 2002) (Mailed to members and subscribers week of 3 March 2003)
Table of Contents of JAOS 122:4 (October-December 2002) (Mailed to members and subscribers week of 18 August 2003)

Table of Contents of JAOS 123:1 (January-March 2003) (Mailed to members and subscribers week of 24 November 2003)
Table of Contents of JAOS 123:2 (April-June 2003) (Mailed to members and subscribers week of 14 March 2004)
Table of Contents of JAOS 123:3 (July-September 2003) (Mailed to members and subscribers week of 28 June 2004)
Table of Contents of JAOS 123:4 (October-December 2003) (Mailed to members and subscribers week of 21 November 2004)

Table of Contents of JAOS 124:1 (January-March 2004) (Mailed to members and subscribers week of 28 March 2005)
Table of Contents of JAOS 124:2 (April-June 2004) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 7 August 2005)
Table of Contents of JAOS 124:3 (July-September 2004) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 23 January 2006)
Table of Contents of JAOS 124:4 (October-December 2004) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 15 May 2006)

Table of Contents of JAOS 125:1 (Jan-Mar 2005) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 12 Nov 2006)
Table of Contents of JAOS 125:2 (April-June 2005) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 4 Dec 2006)
Table of Contents of JAOS 125:3 (July-September 2005) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 30 April 2007)
Table of Contents of JAOS 125:4 (October-December 2005) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 24 June 2007)


Table of Contents of JAOS 126:1 (Jan-Mar 2006) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 18 November 2007)
Table of Contents of JAOS 126:2 (Apr-Jun 2006) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 14 January 2008)
Table of Contents of JAOS 126:3 (Jul-Sep 2006) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 2 March 2008)
Table of Contents of JAOS 126:4 (Oct-Dec 2006) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 18 May 2008)

Table of Contents of JAOS 127:1 (Jan-Mar 2007) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 15 June 2008)
Table of Contents of JAOS 127:2 (Apr-Jun 2007) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 27 July 2008)
Table of Contents of JAOS 127:3 ((Jul-Sep 2007) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 19 October 2008)
Table of Contents of JAOS 127:4 (Oct-Dec 2007) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 24 November 2008)

Table of Contents of JAOS 128:1 (Jan-Mar 2008) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 26 April 2009)
Table of Contents of JAOS 128:2 (Apr-Jun 2008) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 10 May 2009)
Table of Contents of JAOS 128:3 (Jul-Sep 2008) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 30 August 2009)
Table of Contents of JAOS 128:4 (Oct-Dec-2008) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 15 November 2009)

Table of Contents of JAOS 129:1 (Jan-Mar 2009) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 21 March 2010)
Table of Contents of JAOS 129:2 (Apr-Jun 2009) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 2 May 2010)
Table of Contents of JAOS 129:3 (Jul-Sep 2009) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 11 July 2010)
Table of Contents of JAOS 129:4 (Oct-Dec 2009) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 29 August 2010)

Table of Contents of JAOS 130:1 (Jan-Mar 2010) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 13 December 2010)
Table of Contents of JAOS 130:2 (Apr-Jun 2010) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 13 March 2011)
Table of Contents of JAOS 130:3 (Jul-Sep 2010) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 12 June 2011)
Table of Contents of JAOS 130:4 (Oct-Dec 2010) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 31 July 2011)

Table of Contents of JAOS 131:1 (Jan-Mar 2011) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 28 August 2011)
Table of Contents of JAOS 131:2 (Apr-Jun 2011) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 6 November 2011)
Table of Contents of JAOS 131:3 (Jul-Sep 2011) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 11 December 2011)
Table of Contents of JAOS 131:4 (Oct-Dec 2011) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 8 April 2012)

Table of Contents of JAOS 132:1 (Jan-Mar 2012) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 29 July 2012)
Table of Contents of JAOS 132:2 (Apr-Jun 2012) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 21 October 2012)
Table of Contents of JAOS 132:3 (Jul-Sep 2012) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 23 December 2012)
Table of Contents of JAOS 132:4 (Oct-Dec 2012) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 7 April 2013)

Table of Contents of JAOS 133:1 (Jan-Mar 2013) (Mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 14 July 2013 and available online at JSTOR to current members and subscribers) (PDF version)
Table of Contents of JAOS 133:2 (Apr-Jun 2013) ( Link to table of contents of articles and reviews in a pdf file. Print mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 29 September 2013 and available online at JSTOR to current members and subscribers.)
Table of Contents of JAOS 133:3 (Jul-Sep 2013) ( Link to table of contents of articles and reviews in a pdf file. Print mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 8 December 2013 and available online at JSTOR to current members and subscribers.)
Table of Contents of JAOS 133:4 (Oct-Dec 2013) ( Link to table of contents of articles and reviews in a pdf file. Print mailed to members and subscribers during the week of 23 March 2014 and available online at JSTOR to current members and subscribers.)


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The Journal of the American Oriental Society, ISSN 0003-0279, is published quarterly in March, June, September and December by the American Oriental Society, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Second class postage paid at Ann Arbor and additional mailing offices, USPO ID 283620. Postmaster: Send address changes to Journal of the American Oriental Society, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205.

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GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Submissions to the Journal must be based on original research; they may not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Materials—preferably not exceeding 15,000 words—should be sent both as a Word document in a Unicode font and in PDF format; text, including footnotes (not endnotes) and bibliography, must be double-spaced, in a uniform font size (12 is preferred) throughout, and paginated. Articles submitted for consideration should be shorn of all authorial identity markers, which includes acknowledgments, forthcoming publications, etc. Submissions should include an abstract in the accompanying email.

Although the Journal can accommodate some non-Latin scripts, different instructions apply per section. 

For the Ancient Near East section, all original cuneiform and hieroglyphic text should be transliterated, using a standard method. Transliteration of Greek and Hebrew/Aramaic script is optional.

For the Islamic section, all non-Latin scripts should be fully transliterated, using a standard method. The only exception would be block text accompanied by a full translation.

For the South and Southeast Asia section, all original text should be transliterated, using a standard method.

For the East Asia section, transliteration—at first occurrence together with original script for disambiguation—is required for proper names, titles, and terms used within the English texts. Bibliographies should use both transliteration and original script for authors, editors, titles; not for place of publication and publisher. For quotations, on the other hand, original script alone will suffice. 

See additionally the Journal’s style sheet.


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American Oriental Society

Founded 1842

OFFICERS FOR 2014-2015

President
RICHARD SALOMON, Department of Asian Languages & Literature · University of Washington · 225 Gowen Hall, Box 353521 · Seattle, WA 98195-3521 USA

Vice-President
RONALD EGAN, Stanford University, East Asian Languages and Cultures, 521 Memorial Way, Knight Bldg., Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2000

Secretary-Treasurer
JONATHAN RODGERS, Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Ml 48109-1190 USA

Editor-In-Chief
STEPHANIE W. JAMISON ((Traditional India, South Asia)
Asian Languages and Cultures, Box 951540, 222C RH, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 90095-1540 USA

Sectional Editors
GARY M. BECKMAN (Ancient Near East)
Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, 3147 Thayer Building, 202 S. Thayer St., Ann Arbor MI 48104-1608 USA

ANTJE RICHTER (East Asia)
University of Colorado at Boulder, Asian Languages and Civilizations, 279 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0279 USA

PERI BEARMAN (Islam)
17 Adams Ave, Groton, MA 01450-1241

(Please send queries concerning membership, subscriptions, and Journal advertisements to the .)


Board of Directors
RICHARD SALOMON, President; PIOTR MICHALOWSKI, Immediate Past President; RONALD EGAN, Vice-President; JONATHAN RODGERS, Secretary-Treasurer; STEPHANIE W. JAMISON, Editor-in-Chief; Directors-at-Large: STEVEN GARFINKLE (2015); SULEIMAN MOURAD (2015), JOEL BRERETON (2016); RICHARD AVERBECK, President, Middle West Branch; JOEL BRERETON, President, Southwest Branch; DANIEL BRYANT, President, Western Branch; Sectional Chairs: NA'AMA PAT-EL (Ancient Near East, 2015), MEOW HUI GOH (East Asia, 2017), DEVIN DEWEESE (Inner Asia, 2015); ROSS BRANN (Islamic Near East, 2017), STEVEN LINDQUIST (South and Southeast Asia, 2015; Program Chair, 2015)

Delegate to the American Council of Learned Societies
PAUL W. KROLL, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Colorado, Campus Box 279, Boulder, CO 80309 USA (2012)

Delegate to the International Association for Sanskrit Studies
JOEL BRERETON, Dept. of Asian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, WCH 4.134, Mail Code G9300, Austin TX 78712-1194

Delegate to the International Union of Orientalists
JACK M. SASSON, Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. 37240-2701

Delegate to the Lidzbarski Prize Committee
WOLFHART HEINRICHS†, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, 6 Divinity St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Representative to the Board of the American Schools of Oriental Research
PETER MACHINIST, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, 6 Divinity St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Committee on Nominations
DAVID BRICK (Chair) (2015), South Asian Studies Council, The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P. O. Box 208206, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8206 USA; JACOB LAUINGER (2016), Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, 128 Gilman Hall/3400 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218-2690; JEANNIE MILLER (2016), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, BF 312, 4 Bancroft Ave, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M5R 1C1 Canada; ANTIJE RICHTER (2015), Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Colorado, Campus Box 279, Boulder, CO 80309 USA; KEVIN VAN BLADEL (2016); Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, Ohio State University, 300 Hagerty Hall, 1775 S College Rd, Columbus, OH 43210-1340

Librarian
SUSAN GIBBONS, University Librarian, Yale University, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale Station, New Haven, CT 06520


OFFICERS OF THE MIDDLE WEST BRANCH, 2010-2012

President
RICHARD AVERBECK, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2065 Half Day Rd, Deerfield, Il 60015-1241

Vice-President
Open

Secretary-Treasurer
JOANN SCURLOCK, Dept. of History, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3296

Executive Committee
RICHARD AVERBECK, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2065 Half Day Rd., Deerfield, IL 60015; RICHARD H BEAL, Chicago Hittite Dictionary, Oriental Institute, Or 226A, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637; WAYNE T. PITARD, Program for the Study of Religion, 3080 Foreign Languages Building, MC-160, 707 South Matthews, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801; K. LAWSON YOUNGER, Trinity International University, 2065 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL 60015


OFFICERS OF THE SOUTHWEST BRANCH, 2009-2010

President
JOEL BRERETON, Dept. of Asian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, WCH 4.134, Mail Code G9300, Austin TX 78712-1194

Vice-President
STEPHEN H. PHILLIPS, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712

Secretary-Treasurer
HAROLD LIEBOWITZ, Dept. of Oriental and African Languages and Literatures, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712

Executive Committee
JOHN G. BORDIE, University of Texas; HAROLD LIEBOWITZ, University of Texas


OFFICERS OF THE WESTERN BRANCH, 2013-2016

President
DANIEL BRYANT (2013-2016), University of Victoria Department of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria; P.O. Box 3045 STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3P4 Canada

Vice-President
STEPHEN WADLEY (2012-2016), Portland State University, World Languages and Literatures - Liberal Arts & Sciences, PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207

Secretary-Treasurer
ANTJE RICHTER (2011-2016), Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Colorado, Campus Box 279, Boulder, CO 80309

Executive Committee
DANIEL BRYANT (2013-2016), University of Victoria; MADELINE SPRING (2011-2014), Arizona State University; WANG PING (2011-2014), Princeton University; MICHAEL FULLER (Immediate Past President 2011-2013); ANTJE RICHTER (2011-2016), University of Colorado; STEPHEN WADLEY (2012-2016), Portland State University

Most recently updated: 04/07/2014

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