The volume Chinese and Indian Warfare: From the Classical Age to 1870, edited by Kaushik Roy and Peter Lorge, was
published by Routledge earlier this month as the latest book in Lorge's "Asian States and Empires" series. The full
table of contents follows:


Ernest Caldwell, "Opportune Moments in Early Chinese Military Thought"

Nixi Cura, "Martial Values in Painting: Chinese Bannerman Painters at the Qing Court"

Kai Filipiak, "Technological Advance in the War against the Mongols"

David Graff, "Command, Control, and Castration: Eunuch Supervisors in the Armies of the Tang Dynasty"

Daniel McMahon, "Fortified Walls and Social Ordering in China’s Late Eighteenth-Century Revolts"

Ming Jian, "The Cultural Construction of War in Tang Frontier Poetry"

David Robinson, "Chinese Border Garrions in an International Context: Liaodong under the Early Ming Dynasty"

Kenneth Swope, "Bringing in the Big Guns: On the Use of Artillery in the Ming-Manchu War"

Ulrich Theobold, "Disorder in the General Staff: A Corruption Case during the First Jinchuan War (1747-1749)"

Elisabeth Kaske, "Total War: Military Supply and Civilian Resources during China’s Era of Rebellions"


Kaushik Roy, "British-India and Afghanistan: 1707-1842"

Debraj Chakraborty, "Elephants in Pre-Modern India"

Pratyay Nath, "Battles, Boats and Bridges: Mughal Amphibious Warfare, 1571-1612"

Dr. Rob Johnson, "The East India Company, the Indian Army and the China Wars, 1839-1860"

K.S. Mathew, "Indo-Portuguese Naval Battles in the Indian Ocean during the Early Sixteenth Century"

Dr. Amarendra Kumar, "The Politics of Military Control in the West Coast: Marathas, Mughals and the Europeans, 1650-1730"

Douglas M. Peers, "Military Revolution and State Formation Reconsidered: Mir Qasim, Haider Ali and Transition to Colonial
Rule in the 1760s"

Krishnendu Ray, "Yuddha and Vijaya: Concepts of War and Conquest in Ancient and Early Medieval India: 300 BCE-900 CE"

Michael H. Fisher, "Contrasting Indian and British Concepts of Race and Authority in the East India Company Armies"

Channa Wickremesekera, "European Military Experience in South Asia: The Dutch and British armies in Sri Lanka in the Eighteenth Century"



journal cover smallThe sixth issue (3.2) of the Journal of Chinese Military History was published by Brill in December 2014. It includes two

Garret P. Olberding, "Dynamic Divisions: The Tactics of Weiqiand Strategic Space in Imperial China," pages 91-139.

Pak Shun Ng, "Qi Jiguang's 'Oral Instructions from the Podium,"pages 140-190.

This issue also contains book reviews by Colin Green, Kenneth J.Hammond, Xing Hang, and Nicolas Tackett.

CMHS members may access the issue online through the Society'sWeb site,

On the CMHS home page, click the "Login" button at the upper right. Enter your CMHS-assigned username and password, and
click "Login". Then, in the drop-down menu under "Members Area", click "CMHS Journal Access". Click the link to Brill
Online. Then, at Brill's JCMH site, choose Vol. 3 (2014) from the menu on the left, and then select Issue 2.

JCMH 4.1, scheduled for publication in May 2015, is a theme issue that will have three articles devoted to the Qing dynasty:

Loretta Kim, "A Garrison in Time Saves Nine: Frontier Administration and 'Drawing In' the Yafahan Orochen in Late Qing Heilongjiang"

James Bonk, "Patronage and Regional Formations in the Early Nineteenth Century Green Standards: Yang Yuchun
and His Protégés (1795-1840)"

Eric Setzekorn, "Chinese Imperialism, Ethnic Cleansing, and Military History, 1850-1877"



Ballots for the election of the CMHS board of directors for 2015 will be sent to members in mid-January. If you wish to nominate a candidate (including yourself), please send the nomination to David Graff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


The Chinese Military History Society will hold its 2015 conference in Montgomery, Alabama, on Thursday, April 9. The theme of this year's conference is "Contested Ground: Debates over the Actors, Events, and Sources of Chinese Military History." Papers may focus on conflicting or changing judgments of any of the episodes, institutions, or personalities in Chinese military history, or on arguments over the authenticity and value of source materials (such as early military texts). Papers may address any historical period from antiquity to the present, and comparative work is also welcome. As usual, papers 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 2015 CMHS conference were chosen to facilitate participants' attendance at the 2015 annual meeting of the Society for Military History (SMH), which will be held at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa from April 9 to 12 (with panels beginning on Friday, April 10). 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 2015 SMH conference, please visit <>.

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