Michael Hoeckelmann is pursuing a project on the role of eunuchs in the post-An Lushan Tang military. A first output, which grew out of a conference panel in Byzantine Studies, is the article "Not Man Enough to Be a Soldier? Eunuchs in the Tang Military and Their Critics," to be published in the peer-reviewed series Byzantinische Studien und Texte later this year or early next year. The project, which Dr. Hoeckelmann hopes to develop into a monograph, is based on Tang tomb inscriptions and traces the kinship networks between eunuchs and military officers in the late Tang.

Dr. Xiaobing Li, Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Geography at the University of Central Oklahoma, published his monograph China's Battle for Korea in June with the Indiana University Press. In January 2014, his co-edited book Evolution of Power: China's Struggle, Survival, and Success was published by Lexington Books. He has another co-edited publication, Oil: A Cultural and Geographic Encyclopedia, that will be published by ABC-CLIO in October.

From January 10 to April 17, 2014, David Curtis Wright was in Taiwan at the Taiwan History Institute of the Academia Sinica, studying the imprisonment of dissident intellectuals during Taiwan's White Terror period, courtesy of a fellowship from the ROC's Ministry of Foreign Affairs administered through the Center for Chinese Studies. He also gave two presentations at Mainland venues, on April 1, 2014, a talk on China and the Arctic at the Ocean University of China in Qingdao and on April 4, 2014, a talk on Taiwan's White Terror period in Beijing at the Communist Party History Teaching and Research Section of the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (中共中央党校中共党史教研部).

Ja Ian Chong's article "Popular Narratives versus Chinese History: Implications for Understanding an Emergent China" was published in the _European Journal of International Relations_ (November 27, 2013). The article touches on the 1937-1945 Sino-Japanese War and conflict involving China in the pre-modern era. It is available at <http://ejt.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/11/19/1354066113503480> and <https://www.academia.edu/5253910/Popular_Narratives_versus_ Chinese_History_Implications_for_Understanding_an_Emergent_China>