The deadline for submissions to be considered for the 2019 Dreyer Prize has been extended until the end of December 2019. For full details about the prize competition, please see the announcement copied below.
The Journal of Chinese Military History invites submissions for the Edward L. Dreyer Prize for the best article in Chinese military history by an early-career scholar. The late Professor Dreyer was a pioneer in the field of Chinese military history, publishing in a variety of historical periods, and an enthusiastic supporter of the Chinese Military History Society from its inception. The initial Dreyer prize was awarded to Shao-yun Yang in 2016 for his article "Letting the Troops Loose: Pillage, Massacres, and Enslavement in Early Tang Warfare." The Journal of Chinese Military History is a peer-reviewed semi-annual that publishes research articles and book reviews. It aims to fill the need for a journal devoted specifically to China’s martial past and takes the broadest possible view of military history, embracing both the study of battles and campaigns and the broader, social-history oriented approaches that have become known as “the new military history.” It aims to publish a balanced mix of articles representing a variety of approaches to both modern and pre-modern Chinese military history. The journal also welcomes comparative and theoretical work as well as studies of the military interactions between China and other states and peoples, including East Asian neighbors such as Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. The prize will be awarded to an academic article of outstanding quality in the field of Chinese military history written by a graduate student or an early-career scholar.The winning article will be published in the 2020 volume (9) of JCMH, and will officially be announced as the prize winner in the journal volume as well as on the journal webpage.The winner will receive a cash prize of 500 USD. In line with JCMH’s general guidelines, submissions should be an original contribution to the field of Chinese military history that is of broad interest; there is no chronological limitation.