The Chinese Military History Society will hold its 2019 conference in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday, May 9, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Military History. The conference program will be sent to CMHS members in February.
Kenneth Swope reports the publication of his edited volume The Ming World (London: Routledge, 2019). In addition to editing the volume, he also contributed two chapters to it: "The Legend of Tang Saier," pp. 311-321, and "From Peasant Rebel to Ming Loyalist: The Career of Li Dingguo,"pp. 385-402. Swope also published an article on Zuo Zongtang: "General Zuo's Counter-Insurgency Doctrine" Small Wars and Insurgencies 30.4-5 (2019), pp. 937-967.
Kristin Mulready-Stone published a chapter, "The Impact of the Russian Revolution on the Chinese Youth Movement," in The Global Impacts of Russia's Great War and Revolution, Book 2: The Wider Arc of Revolution, Part 2, edited by Choi Chatterjee, Steven G. Marks, Mary Neuberger, Steve Sabol (Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers, 2019), pp. 225-252. (This is part of a many volume set commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and Civil War.)
David Graff has a chapter on "The Art of War" in The Cambridge History of China, vol. 2: The Six Dynasties, 220-589, edited by Albert E. Dien and Keith N. Knapp (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. 275-295.
"How Tilly's Warfare Paradigm Is Revolutionizing the Study of Chinese State-Making," in Lars Bo Kaspersen and Jeppe Strandsbjerg, eds., Does War Make States? (Cambridge University Press, 2017), pp. 268-295.
"Confucian Pacifism or Confucian Confusion?" in Andrea Gofas, Inanna Hamati-Ataya, and Nicholas Onuf, eds., The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations (Sage, 2018), pp. 148-161.
"Cultural Diversity and Coercive Cultural Homogenization in Chinese History," in Andrew Phillips and Christian Reus-Smit, eds., Diversity and Its Discontents: Culture and Order in World Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2020), pp.93-112.
John Dardess reports the publication of a new book, More than the Great Wall: The Northern Frontier and Ming National Security, 1368-1644, from Rowman & Littlefield. Although itsofficial publication date is 2020, the book is already out.