Asian Perspectives

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Asian Perspectives  
Discipline Archaeology
Language English
Publication details
Former name(s)
Bulletin of the Far-Eastern Prehistory Association (American Branch)
Publication history
University of Hawaii Press (United States)
Frequency Biannual
Standard abbreviations
Asian Perspect.
ISSN 0066-8435 (print)
1535-8283 (web)
OCLC no. 898817061

Asian Perspectives: The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific is an academic journal covering the history and prehistory of Asia and the Pacific region. In addition to archaeology, it features articles and book reviews on ethnoarchaeology, palaeoanthropology, physical anthropology, and ethnography. The journal was established in 1957 as the Bulletin of the Far-Eastern Prehistory Association (American Branch) under the editorship of Wilhelm G. Solheim II, then followed its editor to other institutions. Volumes II (1958) through VIII (1964) were published by Hong Kong University Press, and volumes IX (1966) through XI (1968) by the Social Science Research Institute at the University of Hawaii. The University of Hawaii Press became the publisher from volume XII (1969), adding the subtitle A Journal of Archaeology and Prehistory of Asia and the Pacific.[1] In 1992, the editorship passed to Michael W. Graves and the subtitle was changed to The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific. Miriam Stark at the University of Hawaiʻi served as editor from 2000 through 2006, then the editorship passed to three-person team: Deborah Bekken (Field Museum), Laura Lee Junker (University of Illinois at Chicago), and Anne P. Underhill (Yale University).

The journal appears biannually in March and September. Its first electronic edition appeared in 2000 (vol. 39) on Project MUSE. Back issues are being added to an open-access archive in the University of Hawaii at Mānoa's ScholarSpace institutional repository.


  1. ^ Wilhelm G. Solheim II (1991). "Editorial". Asian Perspectives XXX:iii-iv. University of Hawaii Press. hdl:10125/16993. 

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