Most Downloaded Journal Articles 2016

In 2016, our online journals content hosted by Project MUSE attracted visitors from nearly 2,300 institutions in 77 countries. The full-text of 500+ articles were downloaded nearly 100,000 times, with full issues downloaded 300,000 times. Here we share with you the top downloaded article for each of our titles in 2016.

Many of our journals have decades of history and it’s great to see archival content still relevant to readers today. China Review International’s most downloaded article is 20 years old, whereas The Contemporary Pacific and Philosophy East & West attracted the most downloads with 2016 content.

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Asian Perspectives
The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific
Vol. 51, No. 2 (2002)
Material Practice and the Metamorphosis of a Sign: Early Buddhist Stupas and the Origin of Mahayana Buddhism” by Lars Fogelin

Asian Theatre Journal
Official Journal of the Association for Asian Performance

Vol. 22, No. 1 (Spring 2005)
NEE ENGEY: WHERE ARE YOU?” Media Review by Kathy Foley

Journal of Korean Literature and Culture

Vol. 2 (2008)
Lingering Impressions of a Mountain Village—A Few Paragraphs from a Journal of Travels to Sŏngch’ŏn” by Yi Sang, translated by John Frankl

An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
Vol. 25, No. 2 (2002)
Biography Theory and Method:
 The Case of Samuel Johnson” by Carl Rollyson

Buddhist-Christian Studies
Official Journal of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

Vol.  32 (2012)
Womanist” by Alice Walker

China Review International
Reviews of Scholarly Literature in Chinese Studies
Vol. 4, No. 2 (1997)
A Review of Patricia Buckley Ebrey’s The Cambridge Illustrated History of China by Charles Mason

Vol. 3, No. 1 (2014)
K-pop in Korea: How the Pop Music Industry Is Changing a Post-Developmental Society” by Ingyu Oh and Hyo-Jung Lee

Journal of World History
Official Journal of the World History Association
Vol. 11, No. 1 (2000)
Silk Roads or Steppe Roads? The Silk Roads in World History” by David Christian

Korean Studies
A Multidisciplinary Journal on Korea and Koreans Abroad
Vol. 32 (2008)
Between Defector and Migrant: Identities and Strategies of North Koreans in South Korea” by Byung-Ho Chung

A Pacific Journal of International Writing
Vol. 19, No. 1 (2007)
Toba Tek Singh” by Saadat Hasan Manto, translated by Tahira Naqvi

Oceanic Linguistics
Vol. 39, No. 1 (2000)
Te Reo Māori: The Past 20 Years and Looking Forward” by Tamati Reedy

Pacific Science
A Quarterly Devoted to the Biological and Physical Sciences of the Pacific Region
Vol. 58, No. 2 (2004)
Economic Valuation of the Coral Reefs of Hawai’i” by Herman S. J. Cesar and Pieter J. H. van Beukering

Philosophy East & West
A Quarterly of Comparative Philosophy
Vol. 66, No. 2 (2016)
Reading the Buddha as a Philosopher” by Douglass Smith and Justin Whitaker

Review of Japanese Culture and Society
Vol. 24 (2012)
Ukiyo-e Landscapes and Edo Scenic Places (1914)” by Nagai Kafū, translated by Kyoko Selden and Alisa Freedman

The Contemporary Pacific
A Journal of Island Affairs

Vol. 28, No. 1 (2016)
A review of documentary Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch by Cathy Pyrek

U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal
Vol. 47 (2014)
Short Skirts and Superpowers: The Evolution of the Beautiful Fighting Girl” by Kathryn Hemmann

Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers
Vol. 69 (2007)
The Importance of International Students on Our Campuses” by Kavita Pandit

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