The Sessions for the 2016 Annual Conference of the Chinese Military History Society has been finalized. Please use this link to download a PDF of sessions.
Issue 4.2 of the Journal of Chinese Military History has just been published. It includes the following articles:
Tonio Andrade, "The Arquebus Volley Technique in China, c. 1560: Evidence from the Writings of Qi Jiguang," 115-141.
Eric Setzekorn, "Jiang Baili: Frustrated Military Intellectual in Republican China," 142-161.
Pingchao Zhu, "'Disgraced Soldiers': The Ordeal of the Repatriated POWs of the Chinese Volunteer Army during the Korean War," 162-200.
It also contains book reviews by Nicole Elizabeth Barnes, Danke Li, Harry Miller, Shu-hui Wu, and Robin Yates.
A conference on Sun Tzu's Art of War will be held at Vanderbilt University on February 27, 2016. For more information, see the official page for the conference: https://www.sonshi.com/conference.html
The Chinese Military History Society will hold its 2016 conference in Ottawa on Thursday, April 14, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Military History. The program will include the following papers:
Clemens Büttner (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany), "The Power of Professionalization: Praise and Criticism of the Professional Soldier in Early 20th Century China"
Desmond Cheung (Portland State University), "Afterlives of Loyalists: Official Recognition and Popular Participation at the Shrines of Yue Fei and Yu Qian"
Ka Ki Alan Ho (McGill University), "Pacifying the Silk Roads: A Study of the Dou Family and Their Governance in Hexi in Early Eastern Han"
Steve Jackowicz (University of Bridgeport), "Medicine and Military in Traditional China: Space, Boundary, and Cognate Vocabulary"
Adrian Krawczyk (University of Zurich), "Bai Xianyong's 'My Father and the Republic': Biographies of Twentieth-Century Military Leaders and the Discourse of History in China"
Sherman Xiaogang Lai (Royal Military College of Canada), "Ensured Loyalty versus Professionalism at Sea: A Historical Review of the PLA Navy (1949-1982)"
Meiying Li (King's College London), "Yuan's Navy: Balancing Imperial Legacies and Republican Needs (1912-1916)"
Fan Lin (University of Ottawa), "Maps and Troops: Impact of Geographical and Cartographic Knowledge on Military Dispositions during the Song Dynasty (960-1279)"
Franco David Macri (St. John's College, Hong Kong), "Hong Kong: Fulcrum of the Sino-Japanese War"
Kenneth M. Swope (University of Southern Mississippi), "Guerrillas in the Mist: Concerning the Alliance between the Ming Loyalists and Former Peasant Rebels"
Kwok-leong Tang (Penn State University), "Proclaiming Success at the National University (Gaocheng Taixue): The Qing Military Monuments at Guozijian"
Peter Worthing (Texas Christian University), "A Tale of Two Fronts: China's War of the Central Plains, 1930"
Pingchao Zhu (University of Idaho), "The Debriefing Process of Repatriated POWs of the Chinese People's Volunteers of the Korean War"
The final schedule for the conference will be sent to CMHS members in March.
Interested non-presenters, especially scholars attending the SMH conference, are also welcome to attend the CMHS conference.