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The T'ang Studies Society is an international group of scholars interested in the Tang dynasty. We have members from the United States, Canada, Australia, and numerous countries across Europe and Asia. 


Individual Membership/Subscription:


    Regular Membership: $35 per year


    Student Memberships: $20 per year


It is possible to pay dues for multiple years (see below for payment options).


Life Membership:


Individuals who would like to purchase a life membership may do so by paying the one-time Life Membership Fee. The Board of Directors of the T'ang Studies Society has set the Life Membership Fee at twenty times the stipulated regular annual membership.


As of November 2016, the one-time Life Membership Fee is $700.


Membership Benefits:


All members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Receipt of the Society's peer-reviewed journal Tang Studies
  • Online access to the full-run of Tang Studies (formerly T'ang Studies). Current Members may access the journal online by clicking: HERE
  • The right to vote in Society elections
  • All communications from the Society
  • Eligibility to participate in the grants and other programs organized by the Society


Payment of Membership Dues


Members to pay their dues via check or online via PayPal.


Payment via Check:


Members may pay their dues by check paid to the order of "The T'ang Studies Society."


Please complete the Membership Application/Contact Change Form, if you are a new member or your contact information has changed.


Send your check and application/renewal form to the Treasurer:

Manling LUO
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Indiana University
355 North Eagleson Avenue
GISB 2058
Bloomington, IN 47405

For international memberships, we regret that, due to U.S. banking regulations, we are unable to accept checks or money orders drawn on non-US banks. You must obtain a foreign draft in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank, or you may use our online payment system below (the preferred method for international transactions).


Online Payment using PayPal:


1) Choose a membership category and journal option, enter your name, and send PayPal payment by clicking the "Add to Cart" button below.


2) If you are a new member or your contact information has changed, please complete the Membership Application/Contact Change Form, and send it via email attachment to

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All membership transactions are processed by hand. Please allow 5 business days to receive access to online back issues.


Support the Society:


Also, please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Society:



More information on the legal status of the Society is available on the following page: Support the Society



Back Issues:


We have limited numbers of back issues of the journal available for purchase. Please contact the Secretary for more information on availability and price (



Institutional Subscriptions:


The Johns Hopkins University Press handles institutional subscriptions for the Society. Information can be found here: Tang Studies Institutional Subscriptions

Most recently updated: 08/02/2023