Published by AAP through the University of Hawaii Press, Asian Theatre Journal is a peer-reviewed, academic journal dedicated to the performing arts of Asia, focusing upon both traditional and modern theatrical forms.

ATJ aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge throughout the international theatrical community for the mutual benefit of all interested scholars and artists. This engaging, intercultural journal offers descriptive and analytical articles, original plays and play translations, book and audiovisual reviews, and reports of current theatrical activities in Asia. Full-color plates and black-and-white photographs illustrate each issue.

Current ATJ editor is Siyuan (Steven) Liu, Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia

The journal is indexed by several scholarly databases, and the contents of most issues is available through Project Muse and JSTOR.

The Association for Asian Performance is an international organization of scholars and artists interested in the theatre and theatrical performance traditions of Asian regions.

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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