Thu, 22 July 2021
Edward A. McCord's "The Economy of Warlordism in Early Twentieth Century China" was published in the volume Rebel Economies: Warlords, Insurgents, Humanitarians, edited by Nicola Di Cosmo, Didier Passim, and Clemance Pinaud (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2021).Thu, 22 July 2021
Dr. Xiaobing Li presented a research paper, "What Did the PLA Learn from the Kinmen, Hainan, and Yijiangshan Landing Campaigns?" at the China Maritime Studies Institute's conference, "Large-scale Amphibious Warfare in Chinese Military Strategy," U.S. Naval War College, May 4-6, 2021. He also presented a paper, "The PLA and Chinese Blockade in the Taiwan Strait Crisis, 1958," at the Society for Military History (SMH) conference, May 21-23, 2021. And he was invited to a guest lecture on his new book, Attack at Chosin: The Chinese Second Offensive in Korea (University of Oklahoma Press, 2020), at the U.S. Army Heritage Center Foundation, June 9, 2021.Thu, 22 July 2021
Esther T. Hu's review of David Cheng Chang's The Hijacked War: The Story of Chinese POWs in the Korean War (Stanford, 2020) was published in the Journal of Chinese Military History 10.1 (2021), pages 81-84. She also presented a paper at the 2021 annual conference of the Chinese Military History Society (more information here).Thu, 22 July 2021
Lei Duan, currently a lecturer in Asian history at Arizona State University, has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position in East Asian history at Sam Houston State University. His article "'Political Power Grows Out of the Barrel of a Gun': Communist Policies on Mobilizing Armed Masses in Wartime China" will be published by Brill in an edited volume, War and Communism, edited by Tobias Hirschmüller and Frank Jacob.Fri, 10 July 2020
Esther Hu delivered two academic presentations:
"The Republic of China's Contributions to Allied Victory and the New Global Order, 1941-1953," A New Deal for the World? Global Reconstruction After the Catastrophe, 1945-1955: A Joint Symposium of the International History Institute and the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, National World War II Museum, December 3, 2019, Boston University, Boston, MA.
"A Reading of Four-Star Chinese Nationalist General Hu Tsung- nan's Love Story (Chapter One)," New England Conference of the Association for Asian Studies ("Chinese Thought from the 17th to the 20th Century"), November 1-2, 2019, Dartmouth
College, Hanover, NH.Fri, 10 July 2020
Xiaobing Li published two books and one article in early 2020:
Attack at Chosin: The Chinese Second Offensive in Korea (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2020).
East Asia and the West: An Entangled History, by Xiaobing Li, Yi Sun, and Wynn Gadkar-Wilcox (San Diego: Cognella, 2020).
"China's War for Korea: Geo-strategic Decisions, War-fighting Experience and High-priced Benefits from Intervention, 1950-53," In From the Cold: Reflections on Australia's Korean War, edited by Blaxland, Kelly, and Higgins (Australian National University Press, 2020).Fri, 10 July 2020
Paul Smith reports his retirement after thirty-six years of teaching at Haverford College, where he first met the young David Graff HC '84: "Over the past years I watched in amazement as you all combined teaching with such productive scholarship. Now that my own teaching has ended I hope to catch up on the research side, by completing my book on Song China's Hundred Years War: War and Transformation in Mid-Song China, 1040-1142. And I vow to be a more active member of the Society, whose collective contributions would not be more timely."