Editors' Preface

Remco Breuker and Benjamin Penny

The publication of number 38 of East Asian History gives an opportunity to announce an important addition to the website: under “Archive” we now have high-quality scanned versions of the complete run of the journal since its inception in June 1991. We hope that readers will make full use of this new resource. We also hope that we will soon be able to add the complete run of East Asian History’s predecessor, Papers on Far Eastern History, to the archive.

This issue of the journal itself also brings a new feature: the reprinting of a small selection of articles and other works by notable senior scholars in our field that for one reason or another have become difficult to find. In this issue we present three articles on the Song-dynasty Chinese poet Su Shi 蘇軾 (1036–1101) and some unpublished translations of his work by A.R. Davis, who was Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Sydney from 1955 until his death in 1983.