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Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for a four-year postdoctoral position in 17th and/or 18th century Chinese history as part of the European Research Council funded project (H2020-ERC CoG 758347), Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598led by ICREA Professor Rebekah Clements and hosted by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The successful candidate must be willing to work on the environmental, economic, or technological aftermath of the Imjin War (Yuan Chaoxian/Dong zheng) as it relates to China, focusing on the 17th and/or 18th century, and to develop independent research within the context of the Aftermath project. Applications are particularly welcome from researchers whose proposed work would be located within a regional context, borderlands, or who work on another East Asian country in addition to China.The main language of the project is English and candidates are not required to speak Spanish or Catalan. However, the successful candidate will be encouraged to acquire a basic competence in one of these languages during their tenure so as to be able to participate in locally organized events.

 

John Jennings and his colleague Chuck Steele are preparing a volume for publication under contract to Reaktion Books UK. For this volume, they have asked contributors to pick the worst military leader in history and write an essay of about 15-20 pages explaining why their choice is the worst. So far they have about 15 contributors, but the publisher has expressly asked for another article on an Asian military leader.    

If you are interested, please contact Professor Jennings:

 

John M. Jennings, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of History

2354 Fairchild Dr. Suite 6F101

USAF Academy CO 80840 USA

719-333-4727

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The Chinese Military History Society will hold its 2019 conference in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday, May 9. The theme of this year's conference is “The Impact of War in East Asia,” focusing on how armed conflict has influenced the societies, economies, and cultures of China and its neighbors, as well as individual lives. Papers may address any historical period from antiquity to the present. As usual, papers are not required to address the conference theme; proposals on other subjects related to the military history of China and other East Asian countries will be considered as well.