The American Oriental Society was founded in 1842 for the promotion of research and publication in Oriental languages, literatures, history, and art. It has become the recognized learned society for the advancement of Oriental Studies in America. Its field embraces the entire Orient from the Mediterranean to the Pacific.
The Society publishes the quarterly Journal of the American Oriental Society, the American Oriental Series of monographs, the American Oriental Essays series of separate articles, and the American Oriental Translation Series.
Membership assists the Society in the promotion of research in the publication of meritorious work and in the support of the Library. All these facilities are available to members. Anyone who is in sympathy with the aims of the Society is invited to give his or her help in furthering its work.