Kenneth Swope has several items to report, in addition to the paper he presented at the CMHS conference:

"Feng Zikai: Using a New Medium to Present War & Peace," presented at the Second Annual "Art of War: When Modern Was Contemporary" Roundtable at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS (April 2016).

"Using Barbarians to Fight Barbarians: Aboriginal Troops in the Ming-Manchu War," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History held in Ottawa, Canada (April 2016).

Panelist for roundtable discussion entitled "Toward a New Discourse of Nation: The Great East Asian War and the Birth of a Korean Nation -- In Memory of JaHyun Kim Haboush," at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Seattle, WA (March 2016).

Kai Filipiak's recent publications include an edited volume: Civil-Military Relations in Chinese History -- From Ancient China to the Communist Takeover (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015) and several articles:

"Technological Advance in the War against the Mongols," in Chinese and Indian Warfare -- From the Classical Age to 1870, edited by Peter Lorge and Kaushik Roy (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015), 121-133.

"Military Codes of Virtue: Aspects of Wen and Wu in China's Warring States Period," in Civil-Military Relations in Chinese History -- From Ancient China to the Communist Takeover (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015), 34-46.

"Militärischer Technologietransfer von Europa nach China am Beispiel des Kammergeschützes folangji" [The Transfer of Military Technology from Europe to China Illustrated in the Example of the Breech Loader Folangji], in Jahrbuch für Europäische Überseegeschichte 14 (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2014), 63-78.

Diana Lary's book China's Civil War: A Social History came out from Cambridge University Press in February 2015.

Ken Swope participated in several conferences earlier this year. He was involved in a roundtable discussion on "The Art of War" at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS in February 2015. He presented "Rivers of Blood and Roads of Bones: Sichuan in the Ming-Qing Transition" at the Festschrift for John E. Wills, Jr., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (March 2015). At the annual meeting of the CMHS in Montgomery, AL in April, he presented "To the Bitter End: The Annihilation of the Kuidong 13 in the Early Qing." Also in April in Montgomery, Ken was commentator for the panel entitled "Commemoration and Reform: Reinventing China's Military from the Ming Debacle to the Second Sino-Japanese War" at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History.

Xiaoming Zhang's book Deng Xiaoping's Long War: The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam, 1979-1991 was published at the end of June by the University of North Carolina Press.