aas.orgElad Alyagon is putting together a panel on desertion for the coming AAS conference in Seattle. His period of interest is the Song dynasty. It would be great to have people whose research focus is 20th-21st centuries, the Ming, or early China. If you're interested, contact Elad at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

journal cover smallIssue 4.1 of the Journal of Chinese Military History has just been published. This is a special issue devoted to the Qing period, with YIngcong Dai as the guest editor. It includes the following articles:

James Bonk, "Patronage and Personal Bonds in the Early Nineteenth Century Green Standards," 5-43.

Loretta E. Kim, "A Garrison in Time Saves Nine: Frontier Administration and 'Drawing In' the Yafahan Orochen in Late Qing Heilongjiang," 44-79.

Eric Setzekorn, "Chinese Imperialism, Ethnic Cleansing, and Military History, 1850-1877," 80-100.

Plus book reviews by Allan Millett, Stephen Platt, R. Keith Schoppa, Peter Worthing, and Harriet Zurndorfer.


I am copying below what I hope is the final version of the program for the 2015 conference of the Chinese Military History Society, which will be held at the Renaissance Hotel & Spa in Montgomery, Alabama. If you are able to join us, we would be delighted to see you there.

David Graff


2015 Annual Conference of the Chinese Military History Society

Meeting in conjunction with the Society for Military History,
Montgomery, Alabama, April 9, 2015


uowThe following announcement, excerpted from the H-Asia daily digest, may be of interest to many CMHS members.
The China Studies Program at the University of Washington and the Institute of Modern History at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing are calling for proposals on a joint project, “War and Society in Modern China.”  The project includes three components: a workshop to be held on July 10-12, 2015 in Beijing, a conference at the University of Washington in Seattle in the summer of 2016; and the publication of an anthology of selected essays presented at the conference, possibly in both English and Chinese. 
We would like to invite interested scholars (including Ph. D students working on their dissertations) to submit a 250-word proposal that outlines the project, as well as a list of readings that you suggest for the 2015 workshop.  The readings can be in English or Chinese, on China or for comparison and theoretical inspiration.