Peter Lorge's edited volume "Debating War in Chinese History" was published by Brill earlier this year. Here's the cover blurb followed by table of contents:
Chinese rulers and statesmen were naturally concerned about the issue of war, when to wage it, when it was justified, and when to avoid it. Although much has been asserted about how these issues were understood in Chinese culture, this work is the first study actually to focus on the debates themselves.These debates at court proceeded from specific understandings of what constituted evidence, and involved the practical concerns of policy as well as more general cultural values. The result is a decidedly messy portrait of Chinese decision making over two millennia that is neither distinctly Chinese nor entirely generic.
- Peter Lorge, "Introduction"
- Paul van Els, "Righteous, Furious, or Arrogant? On Classifications of Warfare in Early Chinese Texts"
- Shu-hui Wu, "Debates and Decision-Making: The Battle of the Altai Mountains (Jinweishan) in AD 91"
- Garret Olberding, "The Debate Between Wang Hui and Han Anguo: A Case Study of Early Han Military Addresses"
- Peter Lorge, "Fighting Against Empire: Resistance to the Later Zhou and Song Conquest of China"
- David Curtis Wright, "Debates in the Field During Bayan's Campaigns Against Southern Song China, 1274-1276"
- Kenneth M. Swope, "As Close as Lips and Teeth: Debating the Ming Intervention in Korea"
- David Pong, "To War or Not to War: Decisions for War in Late Imperia China, 1870s-1900"
- Parks M. Coble, "Debating War in China: The Decision to Go to War,July-August 1937"