T'oung Pao

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T'oung Pao
T'oung Pao, Vol. 1, Title Page.png
Cover of first volume (1890)
LanguageEnglish, French, and German
Edited byVincent Goossaert, Martin Kern, and James Robson
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4T'oung Pao
T'oung Pao
Traditional Chinese通報
Simplified Chinese通报

T’oung Pao ([tʰʊ́ŋ.pâʊ]; Chinese: 通報; pinyin: Tōngbào; lit. 'Messages, Circulars'), founded in 1890, is a Dutch journal and the oldest international journal of sinology. It is published by the publisher E. J. Brill.

T'oung Pao's original full title was T’oung Pao ou Archives pour servir à l’étude de l’histoire, des langues, la geographie et l’ethnographie de l’Asie Orientale (Chine, Japon, Corée, Indo-Chine, Asie Centrale et Malaisie) ("Tongbao or Archives for Use in the Study of the History, Languages, Geography, and Ethnography of East Asia [China, Japan, Korea, Indochina, Central Asia, and Malaysia]").

The first co editors-in-chief were Henri Cordier and Gustav Schlegel. The journal's title T’oung Pao appears to be romanized based on the system of Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville, rather than Wade-Giles.

Traditionally, T'oung Pao was co-edited by two sinologists, one from France and one from the Netherlands. However, the tradition has been discontinued. The current editors are Vincent Goossaert (French – Centre national de la recherche scientifique), Martin Kern (German – Princeton University), and James Robson (American – Harvard University).

List of past editors[edit]



  • Henri Cordier, Gustaaf Schlegel, Édouard Chavannes, Paul Pelliot, J.J.L. Duyvendak, Paul Demiéville (1902). Tʻoung pao: Tʻung pao. E. J. Brill. Retrieved 2011-07-01.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • T'oung pao. E. J. Brill. 1900. Retrieved 2011-07-01.

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