The Chinese Military History Society will hold its 2022  conference in Fort Worth, TX, on Thursday, April 28, in  conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for  Military History. The program will be sent to CMHS  members in February.

Issue 10.2 of the Journal of Chinese Military History was published in December. It includes three book reviews and the 
following articles:

Yuan Zhi Ou, "Surviving Troubled Times on the Borders of China: Sheng Shicai as a Successful Warlord in Xinjiang,
1931-34," pp. 89-128.

Taoyu Yang and Hongquan Han, "When a Global War Befell a Global City: Recent Historiography on Wartime
Shanghai," pp. 129-151.

The first volume of On Contested Shores: The Evolving Role of Amphibious Operations in the History of Warfare was published by Marine Corps University Press in 2020. Co-editors B.A. Friedman and Timothy Heck are now recruiting chapter authors for a second edited volume featuring expert strategic analysis, historical analysis, and commentary on the past, present, and future of amphibious operations across the range of military operations. Building on the success of the first volume, approximately twenty scholars will engage subjects ranging from the history of amphibious operations, doctrinal and national perspectives, and the future of amphibious operations. Each essay will not only shed light on the past but also illuminate critical methods for understanding current and coming conflicts. It is anticipated that submissions should be between 3,500 and 6,000 words with citations and endnotes as necessary. Interested applicants should email a 500-word abstract and a one-page CV (per participant) no later than 15 February 2022 to the editors at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and include "OCS 2 Chapter Proposal" in the email subject line. Selected participants will be notified by late March 2022 and will be asked to submit a full draft by 1 August 2022.

Looking for panelists for 2022 AAS conference in Honolulu.  The theme of the panel is "Rivers as the Arteries of Empire in Imperial China."  This can certainly involve military history, but can encompass other things such as grain transport, trade, dragon boat racing & festivals, imperial tours and processions, etc.  If there's sufficient interest I'll craft the panel proposal around the papers.  As a starting point I plan on doing a paper on "Qing Innovations in Riverine Warfare During the Taiping Rebellion."  Feel free to contact me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.