Kenneth Swope reports the publication of his edited volume The Ming World (London: Routledge, 2019). In addition to editing the volume, he also contributed two chapters to it: "The Legend of Tang Saier," pp. 311-321, and "From Peasant Rebel to Ming Loyalist: The Career of Li Dingguo,"pp. 385-402. Swope also published an article on Zuo Zongtang: "General Zuo's Counter-Insurgency Doctrine" Small Wars and Insurgencies 30.4-5 (2019), pp. 937-967.
Kristin Mulready-Stone published a chapter, "The Impact of the Russian Revolution on the Chinese Youth Movement," in The Global Impacts of Russia's Great War and Revolution, Book 2: The Wider Arc of Revolution, Part 2, edited by Choi Chatterjee, Steven G. Marks, Mary Neuberger, Steve Sabol (Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers, 2019), pp. 225-252. (This is part of a many volume set commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and Civil War.)
- China's War in Korea: Strategic Culture and Geopolitics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).
- Building Ho's Army: Chinese Military Assistance to North Vietnam (University Press of Kentucky, 2019).
- The History of Taiwan (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2019).
- A Century of Student Movements in China: The Mountain Movers, 1919-2019, first co-editor with Qiang Fang (Lexington
- The Dragon in the Jungle: The Chinese Army in the Vietnam War (Oxford University Press, January 2020).
David Graff has a chapter on "The Art of War" in The Cambridge History of China, vol. 2: The Six Dynasties, 220-589, edited by Albert E. Dien and Keith N. Knapp (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. 275-295.
John Dardess reports the publication of a new book, More than the Great Wall: The Northern Frontier and Ming National Security, 1368-1644, from Rowman & Littlefield. Although its official publication date is 2020, the book is already out.
As of January 2020, Ernest Caldwell will transfer from the SOAS School of Law to the SOAS Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and hold the post of Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies. He will teach Classical Chinese as well as courses on premodern Chinese legal and strategic cultures. And he will get back to researching excavated legal and military manuscripts.
Yan Xu reports two recent publications: The YMCA at War: Collaboration and Conflict during the World Wars, edited by Yan Xu and Jeffrey Copeland (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018), and "Befriending Soldiers: The Emergency Service to Soldiers Program of the Chinese YMCA during the Second Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945," in The Soldier and State Building in Modern China, 1924-1945 (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2019). She received the 2019 Spelman College Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship and will chair Spelman College's Department of History beginning this August.
Kenneth Swope presented a paper, "Horror Stories and Exaggerated Possibilities: Magalhaens and Buglio at the Court of Zhang Xianzhong," at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies held in Denver, CO (March 2019). He is also scheduled to give two presentations ("Teaching the Great East Asian War" and "The Military Revolution in East Asia") at the NCTA Summer Institute on Early Modern Asia, University of Colorado, Boulder (July 2019). His edited volume, The Ming World, will be published by Routledge in August; it contains several chapters on Ming military topics, including two by Swope himself: "The Legend of Tang Saier" and "From Peasant Rebel to Ming Loyalist: The Career of Li Dingguo." Swope has been named Leo A. Shifrin Chair in Military and Naval History at the United States Naval Academy for 2019-20.
David Graff presented a paper, "Revolt of the Spear Carriers: Military Rebellion in Late Tang China," at a symposium on "Rebellion in the Ancient World" sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Ancient Studies, Philadelphia, January 25-26, 2019.
Esther Hu reports that "The Photograph," the first chapterof the love story of four-star Nationalist general Hu Tsung-nan 胡宗南 (1896-1962) and Dr. Yeh Hsia-Ti 葉霞翟 (1914-1981) appeared in No. 91 (May 2019) of Renditions, the leading international journal of Chinese literature in English translation.