The Fundação Oriente has a regular publishing activity with special emphasis on previously unpublished historical sources or those that are difficult to access but that make a significant contribution to the study of historical and cultural relations between Portugal and Asia. In addition, the Fundação also publishes essays on the same subject. In the latter case, the texts published to date have mainly been the result of research work carried out with support from the Fundação through its various scholarship programmes.
Also of note is the importance given to publishing the proceedings of the meetings organised by the Fundação, catalogues of exhibitions and work in association with other publishers with whom it has been possible to print literary and other texts on Oriental themes.
As to periodics, the Fundação has been publishing, since 2001, the semestrial magazine Oriente.
The Fundação mainly publishes in Portuguese, although some works are available in English and Chinese.