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.

book mingcourtsKen 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).