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.
 
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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.

The Chinese Military History Society will hold its 2016 conference in Ottawa on Thursday, April 14, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Military History. The program will include the following papers:

Clemens Büttner (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany), "The Power of Professionalization: Praise and Criticism of the Professional Soldier in Early 20th Century China"

Desmond Cheung (Portland State University), "Afterlives of Loyalists: Official Recognition and Popular Participation at the Shrines of Yue Fei and Yu Qian"

Ka Ki Alan Ho (McGill University), "Pacifying the Silk Roads: A Study of the Dou Family and Their Governance in Hexi in Early Eastern Han"

Steve Jackowicz (University of Bridgeport), "Medicine and Military in Traditional China: Space, Boundary, and Cognate Vocabulary"

Adrian Krawczyk (University of Zurich), "Bai Xianyong's 'My Father and the Republic': Biographies of Twentieth-Century Military Leaders and the Discourse of History in China"

Sherman Xiaogang Lai (Royal Military College of Canada), "Ensured Loyalty versus Professionalism at Sea: A Historical Review of the PLA Navy (1949-1982)"

Meiying Li (King's College London), "Yuan's Navy: Balancing Imperial Legacies and Republican Needs (1912-1916)"

Fan Lin (University of Ottawa), "Maps and Troops: Impact of Geographical and Cartographic Knowledge on Military Dispositions during the Song Dynasty (960-1279)"

Franco David Macri (St. John's College, Hong Kong), "Hong Kong: Fulcrum of the Sino-Japanese War"

Kenneth M. Swope (University of Southern Mississippi), "Guerrillas in the Mist: Concerning the Alliance between the Ming Loyalists and Former Peasant Rebels"

Kwok-leong Tang (Penn State University), "Proclaiming Success at the National University (Gaocheng Taixue): The Qing Military Monuments at Guozijian"

Peter Worthing (Texas Christian University), "A Tale of Two Fronts: China's War of the Central Plains, 1930"

Pingchao Zhu (University of Idaho), "The Debriefing Process of Repatriated POWs of the Chinese People's Volunteers of the Korean War"

The final schedule for the conference will be sent to CMHS members in March.

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Chinese Military History Society will hold its 2016 conference in Ottawa on Thursday, April 14. The theme of this year's conference is “Loyalty and Betrayal in Chinese Military History.” Papers may address any historical period from antiquity to the present, and comparative work is also welcome. As usual, papers need not 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 2016 CMHS conference were chosen to facilitate participants' attendance at the 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Military History (SMH), which will be held at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel from April 14 to 17 (with panels beginning on Friday, April 15). Although there is no registration fee for the CMHS meeting, attendance at the SMH conference requires separate registration and payment of applicable fees. For detailed information about the 2016 SMH conference, please visit  <http://www.smh-hq.org/2016/2016annualmeeting.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 15, 2015.

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.