Dr. Xiaobing Li presented a research paper, "What Did the PLA Learn from the Kinmen, Hainan, and Yijiangshan Landing Campaigns?" at the China Maritime Studies Institute's conference, "Large-scale Amphibious Warfare in Chinese Military Strategy," U.S. Naval War College, May 4-6, 2021. He also presented a paper, "The PLA and Chinese Blockade in the Taiwan Strait Crisis, 1958," at the Society for Military History (SMH) conference, May 21-23, 2021. And he was invited to a guest lecture on his new book, Attack at Chosin: The Chinese Second Offensive in Korea (University of Oklahoma Press, 2020), at the U.S. Army Heritage Center Foundation, June 9, 2021.

Lei Duan, currently a lecturer in Asian history at Arizona State University, has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position in East Asian history at Sam Houston State University. His article "'Political Power Grows Out of the Barrel of a Gun': Communist Policies on Mobilizing Armed Masses in Wartime China" will be published by Brill in an edited volume, War and Communism, edited by Tobias Hirschmüller and Frank Jacob.

Esther Hu delivered two academic presentations:

"The Republic of China's Contributions to Allied Victory and the New Global Order, 1941-1953," A New Deal for the World? Global Reconstruction After the Catastrophe, 1945-1955: A Joint Symposium of the International History Institute and the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, National World War II Museum, December 3, 2019, Boston University, Boston, MA.

"A Reading of Four-Star Chinese Nationalist General Hu Tsung- nan's Love Story (Chapter One)," New England Conference of the Association for Asian Studies ("Chinese Thought from the 17th to the 20th Century"), November 1-2, 2019, Dartmouth
College, Hanover, NH.

 Xiaobing Li published two books and one article in early 2020:

 Attack at Chosin: The Chinese Second Offensive in Korea (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2020).

 East Asia and the West: An Entangled History, by Xiaobing Li, Yi Sun, and Wynn Gadkar-Wilcox (San Diego: Cognella, 2020).

 "China's War for Korea: Geo-strategic Decisions, War-fighting Experience and High-priced Benefits from Intervention, 1950-53," In From the Cold: Reflections on Australia's Korean War, edited by Blaxland, Kelly, and Higgins (Australian National University Press, 2020).

Paul Smith reports his retirement after thirty-six years of teaching at Haverford College, where he first met the young David Graff HC '84: "Over the past years I watched in amazement as you all combined teaching with such productive scholarship. Now that my own teaching has ended I hope to catch up on the research side, by completing my book on Song China's Hundred Years War: War and Transformation in Mid-Song China, 1040-1142. And I vow to be a more active member of the Society, whose collective contributions would not be more timely."

Kenneth Swope has one publication to report: "Chinese Ways of Warfare," in The Cambridge World History of Violence, Vol. III: 1500-1800 CE, edited by Robert Antony, Stuart Carroll, and Caroline Dodds Pennock (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. 119-137.

Wicky Tse has published two pieces:

漢帝國緣邊與內部的「游離群體」―—兼論秦漢帝國天下觀的想 像與現實 [A preliminary survey of the free-floating elements in early imperial China] in 동서인문 (東西人文) Journal of East-West Humanities, vol. 12 (2019): 45-65.

"Violence and Warfare in Early Imperial China," in The Cambridge World History of Violence, Vol. I: The Prehistoric and Ancient Worlds, edited by Garrett G. Fagan, Linda Fibiger, Mark Hudson, and Matthew Trundle (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020), pp. 277-295.

Harriet Zurndorfer (Leiden University) announces the publication in March 2020 of volume 2 of The Cambridge World History of Violence 500-1500, which she co-edited with Matthew Gordon and Richard Kaeuper. The volume contains 31 essays, some which are authored by a number of CMHS members, and covers regions in East and Central Asia. There are both hard and electronic copies available.

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.