A title history is the publication history of a journal and includes a listing of the family of related journals. The most common relationship is to a previous and/or continuing title, where a journal continues publishing with a change to its official title. Other common relationships include a journal that is a supplement to another journal, a journal that is absorbed into another journal, a journal that splits into two or more new journals, or two or more journals that merge to form a new journal. For each of these related journals, the title history lists the dates published.
Asia Major was founded in Germany in 1923 by Bruno Schindler, and soon became the leading German outlet for scholarship on East Asia. The rise of National Socialism forced Dr. Schindler, who was Jewish, to leave Germany, thus ending the original series.
In 1949, Schindler revived the journal in a "New Series" in England. The new series came to an end in 1975, the victim of economic difficulties.
In 1988, Denis Twitchett revived the journal in its "Third Series" in the United States. It moved to the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan in 1998, where it is currently based.
In response to the growth of East Asian studies, the Third Series focuses solely on China, covering all periods of Chinese history, literature, ideas and culture. Included are the histories and cultures of other East and Central Asian peoples in their relations with China. The journal is issued semi-annually.
The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue
available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal.
Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a
publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current
issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year
moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been
combined with another title.
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