Ulrich Theobald's book: War Finance and Logistics in Late Imperial China: A Study of the Second Jinchuan Campaign (1771-1776) was published by Brill in July 2013. Here's the blurb:  "In his book _War Finance and Logistics in Late Imperial China_, Ulrich Theobald shows how the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) overcame the tyranny of logistics and successfully enlarged the territory of its empire. A detailed analysis of the long and expensive second Jinchuan war (1771-1776) in Eastern Tibet demonstrates that the Chinese state ordered its civilian officials as well as the common people, merchant associations, and different ethnic groups to fulfil and foot the bill for the 'common cause.'"  Ulrich Theobald, Ph.D. (2009) in Chinese Studies, Tübingen, is a Lecturer for Chinese History and Classical Chinese at Tübingen University. He has published on military labor, border peoples, and Chinese empresses, and owns the online encyclopedia <www.chinaknowledge.de>.