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.