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The time and place of the 2018 CMHS conference were chosen to facilitate participants' attendance at the 2018 annual meeting of the Society for Military History (SMH), which will be held at the Galt House Hotel from April 5 to April 8 (with panels beginning on Friday, April 6). Although there is no registration fee for the CMHS meeting, attendance at the SMH conference requires separate registration and payment of applicable fees. For more information about the 2018 SMH conference, please visit .

CMHS conference attendees will be eligible for the SMH rate for hotel rooms provided they register to attend the SMH as well.

If you are interested in presenting at the CMHS conference, please send your name and contact information, a paper abstract of no more than 250 words, and a brief C.V. to David Graff by November 15, 2017.

David A. Graff
Department of History
117 Calvin Hall
802 Mid-Campus Drive South
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-1002
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 785-532-6730

Interested non-presenters, especially scholars attending the SMH conference, are also welcome to attend the CMHS conference.

Albert Galvany reports the publication of his article “The Court as a Battlefield: The Art of War and the Art of Politics in the Han Feizi,” in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 80.1 (2017): 73-96.

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Issue 6.1 of the Journal of Chinese Military History has just been published. It includes the following articles:
Shao-yun Yang, “Letting the Troops Loose: Pillage, Massacres, and Enslavement in Early Tang Warfare,” 1-52.
Bryan R. Gibby, “The Battle of Shangganling, Korea, October-November 1952,” 53-89.
James J. Hudson, “The Early War of Resistance and the Changsha YMCA, 1937-41,” 90-113.
It also contains book reviews by Wayne E. Lee, Gary Bjorge, Tansen Sen, Larry M. Wortzel, and Xiaobing Li.
CMHS members may access the journal online by going to the society’s Web site (, logging in there with their previously assigned CMHS username and password, and clicking the journal link in the Members Area. Please note that there is no need to log in again at the Brill Online site. If you have not yet been assigned a username and password or encounter any other problem,
please contact David Graff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for assistance. Shao-yun Yang’s article was awarded the inaugural Edward L. Dreyer prize for best article in Chinese military history by an
early-career scholar and has now been set in open access until September 30. It can be directly accessed via the following link without having to log in at the CMHS site:

Meeting in conjunction with the Society for Military History, Jacksonville, Florida
Thursday, March 30, 2017
All sessions will be held in City Terrace 6 of the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront. The CMHS would like to thank the Society for Military History for its assistance in making this year’s conference possible.
For more information, please contact David Graff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).