Harriet Zurndorfer's article "Wanli China versus Hideyoshi's Japan: Rethinking China's Involvement in the Imjin Waeran" was published in James B. Lewis, ed., The Imjin Waeran (London: Routledge, 2014), 197-235.
Peter Worthing reports the publication of an article: “Continuity and Change: Chinese Nationalist Army Tactics, 1925-1938,” The Journal of Military History, 78, 3 (July 2014): 995-1016.
Ja Ian Chong's book, External Intervention and the Politics of State Formation: China, Indonesia, Thailand, 1893-1952 (Cambridge, 2012), recently won the International Studies Association's 2013/4 International Security Studies Section Best Book Award. In addition, an article that he co-authored with Todd Hall (Oxford), "The Lessons of 1914 for East Asia Today? Missing the Trees for the the Forest," is forthcoming in the Fall issue of the journal International Security commemorating the centennial of the outbreak of World War I.
Parks Coble gave an invited lecture entitled "China's Politics and the Decision to Resist Japan in the 1930s" at the Workshop Series "China's War against Japan, 1931-1945" at Academia Historica (Guoshi guan), Taipei, Taiwan, May 10, 2014.
Yingcong Dai published a book chapter, "Broken Passage to the Summit: Nayancheng's Botched Mission in the White Lotus War," in Jeroen Duindam and Sabine Dabringhaus (eds.), The Dynastic Centre and the Provinces: Agents and Interactions (Leiden: Brill, 2014): 49-73. And she has received a contract from the University of Washington Press on her book manuscript The White Lotus War: Late Imperial China in Crisis.
Jun Fang's book China's Second Capital - Nanjing under the Ming, 1368-1644 was published by Routledge last month. The fifth chapter, "Southern Stronghold: The Military Functions fo the Southern Capital," should be of particular interest to CMHS members
Michael Hoeckelmann is pursuing a project on the role of eunuchs in the post-An Lushan Tang military. A first output, which grew out of a conference panel in Byzantine Studies, is the article "Not Man Enough to Be a Soldier? Eunuchs in the Tang Military and Their Critics," to be published in the peer-reviewed series Byzantinische Studien und Texte later this year or early next year. The project, which Dr. Hoeckelmann hopes to develop into a monograph, is based on Tang tomb inscriptions and traces the kinship networks between eunuchs and military officers in the late Tang.
Kevin Landdeck reports the publication of his article "Chicken-Footed Gods or Village Protectors: Conscription, Community, and Conflict in Rural Sichuan, 1937-1945" in Frontiers of History in China, 2014, 9 (1):56-82.
Dr. Xiaobing Li, Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Geography at the University of Central Oklahoma, published his monograph China's Battle for Korea in June with the Indiana University Press. In January 2014, his co-edited book Evolution of Power: China's Struggle, Survival, and Success was published by Lexington Books. He has another co-edited publication, Oil: A Cultural and Geographic Encyclopedia, that will be published by ABC-CLIO in October.
Edward McCord reports the publication of his book Military Force and Elite Power in the Formation of Modern China (London and New York: Routledge, 2014).