The Chinese Military History Society will hold its 2017 conference in Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday, March 30. The theme of this year's conference is “Chinese Military History in Global Context,” which is understood to include topics relating to foreign influences on China, Chinese influences elsewhere, China’s involvement in global conflicts, and comparative studies. Papers may address any historical period from antiquity to the present. As usual, papers are not required to address the conference theme; proposals on other subjects related to the military history of China and other East Asian countries will be considered as well.
 
The time and place of the 2017 CMHS conference were chosen to facilitate participants' attendance at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Military History (SMH), which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront from March 30 to April 2 (with panels beginning on Friday, March 31). Although there is no registration fee for the CMHS meeting, attendance at the SMH conference requires separate registration and payment of applicable fees. For more information about the 2017 SMH conference, please visit <http://www.smh-hq.org/2017/2017annualmeeting.html>.
 

CMHS conference attendees will be eligible for the SMH rate for hotel rooms provided they register to attend the SMH as well.

If you are interested in presenting at the CMHS conference, please send your name and contact information, a paper abstract of no more than 250 words, and a brief C.V. to David Graff by November 1, 2016.

David A. Graff
Department of History
208 Eisenhower Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
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Tel: 785-532-6730
Fax: 785-532-2045

Interested non-presenters, especially scholars attending the SMH conference, are also welcome to attend the CMHS conference.

 
Volume 5.1 of the Journal of Chinese Military History will be published later in June. It will include four book reviews and the following articles:
 
Alan Baumler, "Keep Calm and Carry On: Airmindedness and Mass Mobilization during the War of Resistance"
 
M.A. Butler, "Mapping Culture: Battle Array Schemas(Zhentu) in Middle Period China"
 
CMHS members may access the journal online by going to the society's Web site (www.cmhsociety.org), logging in there with their previously assigned CMHS username and password, and clicking the journal link in the Members Area. Please note that there is no need to log in again at the Brill Online site. If you have not yet been assigned a username and password or encounter any other problem, please contact David Graff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for assistance.
 
When you are in the Members Area, please refrain from changing your password or altering the user profile in any way. These actions may inconvenience other members who are trying to access the site and will certainly create hassles for our volunteer webmaster.

Issue 4.2 of the Journal of Chinese Military History has just been published. It includes the following articles:

journal cover smallTonio Andrade, "The Arquebus Volley Technique in China, c. 1560: Evidence from the Writings of Qi Jiguang," 115-141.
Eric Setzekorn, "Jiang Baili: Frustrated Military Intellectual in Republican China," 142-161.
Pingchao Zhu, "'Disgraced Soldiers': The Ordeal of the Repatriated POWs of the Chinese Volunteer Army during the Korean War," 162-200.
It also contains book reviews by Nicole Elizabeth Barnes, Danke Li, Harry Miller, Shu-hui Wu, and Robin Yates.

CMHS members may access the journal online by going to the society's Web site (www.cmhsociety.org), logging in there with their previously assigned CMHS username and password, and clicking the journal link in the Members Area. Please note that there is no need to log in again at the Brill Online site. If you have not yet been assigned a username and password or encounter any other problem, please contact David Graff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for assistance.