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Meeting in conjunction with the Society for Military History, Louisville, Kentucky

2018 Annual Conference of the Chinese Military History Society

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Session 1: 8:30-9:50

Panel: “Visions of Violence in Chinese History” – Organized by Kenneth M. Swope Kenneth M. Swope (University of Southern Mississippi), “The Rhetoric of Catastrophe in the Ming-Qing Transition”

Kristin Mulready-Stone (U.S. Naval War College), “Vocabularies of Devastation and Chaos in World War II Shanghai”

Lei Duan (University of Michigan), “The Prism of Violence: The Social and Cultural Life of the Gun in Modern China”

Session 2: 10:00-11:20

Vered Shurany (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), “Landscape and Logistics between the Steppe and the Sown”

Dr. Solomon George FitzHerbert (CNRS, Paris), “Tantric Rituals as War Propaganda in 17th-18th Century Tibet, China and Mongolia”

Hyeok Hweon “H.H.” Kang (Harvard University), “Accurizing the Gun: Tactics and Technologies in East Asia”

Lunch Break

Session 3: 1:00-2:00

Edward A. McCord (George Washington University), “Context and Contingency in 19th Century Chinese Militia Organization: Reevaluating the ‘Ladder of Militarization’”

Gregory J. Nedved (Center for Cryptologic History), “Cryptology during the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895”

Session 4: 2:10-3:10

Clemens Büttner (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany), “Reconciling National and Territorial Desires in China: The Borders of the Qing Empire, the Decline of Ethnic and the Rise of Militaristic Nationalism in the 1911 Revolution”

Dr. Sherman Xiaogang Lai (Royal Military College of Canada), “Marxism Versus Realism:
The Legacy of Zhou Enlai’s Diplomatic Maneuvers in the Indochina Wars”

Session 5: 3:20-4:50

Roundtable: “Is There a Chinese Way of War? – Organized by Xiaobing Li

Participants:    Stan Adamiak, chair (University of Central Oklahoma)

                        Sherman Lai (Royal Military College of Canada)

                        Xiaobing Li (University of Central Oklahoma)

                        Peter Lorge (Vanderbilt University)              

                        Harold Tanner (University of North Texas)

All sessions will be held in the Willis Room of the Galt House Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky.