Glenn Griffith, Acquisitions Editor at the Naval Institute Press, recently contracted Kenneth Swope for his future book, Struggle for Empire in 19th Century China: The True Story of General Zuo Zongtang. The publication date will be 2019 or 2020.
Victoria Tin-bor Hui contributed a chapter, “How Tilly’s Warfare Paradigm Is Revolutionizing the Study of Chinese State-Making,” to the volume edited by Lars Bo Kaspersen and Jeppe Strandsbjerg, Does War Make States? (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 268-295.
Eric Hundman will be moving from a fellowship at the Dickey Center of Dartmouth College to take up a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Political Science at NYU Shanghai this fall.
Dr. Xiaobing Li published his new book, Modern China: Understanding Modern Nations (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO) In December 2016. His co-edited book with Xiansheng Tian, Urbanization and Party Survival in China: People vs. Power, was published in 2017 by Lexington Books.
Kevin McCauley’s new publication, PLA System of Systems Operations: Enabling Joint Operations (January 30, 2017), can be found online at https://jamestown.org/wp-
Ken Swope's article "Causes and Consequences of the Ming Intervention in Vietnam in the Early Fifteenth Century" was published in Ming China: Courts and Contacts, 1400-1450, edited
by Craig Clunas, Jessica Harrison-Hall, and Luk Yu-ping (London: British Museum Press, 2016), pp. 37-46.
Professor Swope has accepted an offer to be co-editor of the Global Library of Military Strategy, a new series that will be published by the Naval Institute Press. He also has two recent
presentations to report:
"The Art of Being Awesome: The Grand Strategy of the Ming Dynasty," presented at the Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University, Houston, TX (October 2016).
"Chinese Ways of War, 1500-1800," presented at "The History of Violence: From Prehistory to the Present" Conference held in Rome, Italy (June 2016).
Kevin McCauley's article "PLA Yijiangshan Joint Amphibious Operation: Past is Prologue" was published in China Brief, volume 16, issue 14 (September 13, 2016). Here's the link:
Bernard Cole reports that his latest book, China's Quest for Great Power: Ships, Oil, and Foreign Policy, was published by the U.S. Naval Institute Press in mid-November.
Stephen G. Craft has a new book out: American Justice in Taiwan: The 1957 Riots and Cold War Foreign Policy (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016).
David Graff's book The Eurasian Way of War: Military Practice in Seventh-Century China and Byzantium was published by Routledge in April, as the eleventh volume in the "Asian States and Empires" series edited by Peter Lorge.