The Chinese Military History Society will hold its 2021 conference online on Friday, May 14. The meeting will begin at 8:50 AM (US Central Time) and continue until about 1:30 PM (the full program is pasted below). The platform we are using this year is Zoom.
If you are interested in attending the conference, please let me know before Thursday, May 13, when the meeting ID and password will be sent to those CMHS members who have indicated that they plan to attend.
For those who are interested but not able to join us on May 14, we plan to record most of the presentations and make them available through the CMHS Facebook page.

David Graff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Opening remarks – 8:50 AM, US Central Time 

Panel 1 – begins 9:00 AM, US Central Time 

  • Clemens Büttner (Goethe University Frankfurt), “Recontextualizing the ‘Struggles’ of Xi Jinping: Comparing Current CCP Ideology to the New Life Movement of Chiang Kai-shek” 
  • Yu-Ping Chang (Fulbright Taiwan Journal, Research & Reflections), “Chinese Perspectives on Sea Power and Land Power and their Policy Implementation” 


Panel 2 – begins 10:30 AM, US Central Time 

  • Ernest Caldwell (SOAS, University of London), “From Belligerent to Necessity?  Shifting Patterns of Conflict between the late Western Zhou and the Huai Yi as Evidenced in King Xuan Period Bronze Inscriptions” 
  • Jun Fang (Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario), “Record of Ten Days in Yangzhou: An Eyewitness Account of the 1645 Manchu Assault of Yangzhou?” 


Panel 3 – begins 12:00 PM, US Central Time 

  • Esther T. Hu (Boston University), “Chinese Nationalists and Covert U.S. Operations during the Korean War (1951-1953): A Reading from General Hu Zongnan’s Love Story” 
  • Xiaobing Li (University of Central Oklahoma), “The Battle of Jinmen: Amphibious Warfare in PLA History, 1949” 


We are budgeting 20 minutes for each paper presentation, up to 30 minutes of Q&A for each panel, and break of at least 20 minutes between panels. The program is expected to conclude a little after 1:00 PM.