Eric Hundman has an article forthcoming in the European Journal of International Relations on how social networks can lead to military disobedience. Titled "Rogues, Degenerates, and Heroes: Disobedience as Politics in Military Organizations," it is coauthored with Sarah Parkinson and compares cases from the Sino-French War (using Hundman's archival work) and the PLO in the Lebanese civil war (using Parkinson's ethnographic fieldwork).
Edward McCord reports the publication of "Mao Zedong and the Issue of Military Power in the 1926 National Revolution," American Journal of Chinese Studies, vol. 25, no. 2 (October 2018), pp. 123-131.
On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China During the Ming-Qing Transition, in the “Studies in War, Society, and the Military” series (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018). The book was featured in the podcast “Military History Inside Out” (17th Cent Chinese military history - On The Trail of the Yellow Tiger - Dr. Ken Swope interview).
Swope also presented two papers late in 2018:
"General Zuo's Counter-insurgency Doctrine," presented at the "Nineteenth-century Insurgency and Counter-insurgency" Colloquium at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK (October 2018).
"Before the Nine-dash Line: Chosôn Korea and the Grand Strategy of the Ming during the Great East Asian War," presented at "Ten Events from East Asian History that Every IR Scholar Should Know" workshop held at the University of Southern California (May 2018 and December 2018).
Clemens Büttner's paper "The Boundaries of the Chinese Nation: Racism and Militarism in the 1911 Revolution" will be published in August in the volume Revisiting the "Sick Man of East Asia": Discourses of Weakness in Late 19th and Early 20th Century China, edited by Iwo Amelung and Sebastian Riebold (Frankfurt & New York: Campus, 2018).
Lei Duan completed his Ph.D. at Syracuse University with a dissertation entitled "The Prism of Violence: Private Gun Ownership in Modern China, 1860-1949." He is currently working as a post- doctoral fellow at the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) at the University of Michigan and reports the following publication: "Between Social Control and Popular Power: The Circulation of Private Guns and Control Policies during the mid to late Qing, 1781-1911," American Journal of Chinese Studies 25 (November 2017), 121-40.
Kristin Mulready-Stone's chapter, "'Character Conservancy in Shanghai's Emergency': The YMCA in Shanghai, 1931-1942," was published earlier this year in The YMCA at War: Collaboration and Conflict during the World Wars, edited by Jeffrey Copeland and Yan Xu (London: Lexington Books, 2018).
Wicky Tse has contributed two chapters, namely, "The Latter Han Empire and the End of Antiquity" (pp. 186-201) and "Warfare" (pp. 325-34), in the Routledge Handbook of Early Chinese History, edited by Paul R. Goldin (London: Routledge, 2018).
"War and Society in East Asia." In The Routledge Global History of War and Society, edited by David J. Ulbrich and Matthew S. Muehlbauer (London: Routledge, 2018), 1-28.
"Before the Nine-dash Line: Chosŏn Korea in the Grand Strategy of the Ming during the Great East Asian War," presented at "Ten Events from East Asian History that Every IR Scholar Should Know," held at the University of Southern California (May 2018).
Panel chair and discussant, "The Frontiers of Global Military History: Military Technology and Inner and East Asian Warfare," at the annual meeting of the Society for Military History held in Louisville, Kentucky (April 2018).
"The Rhetoric of Catastrophe in the Ming-Qing Transition," also presented at the SMH meeting in Louisville.
Panel chair and discussant, "Art and War: The Japanese Invasion of Korea, 1592-1598," at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies held in Washington, D.C. (March 2018).
"Riverine Warfare in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition," presented at the 3rd Regional Asia-Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage, held in Hong Kong, China
Sherman Lai's article "The Evolution of Chinese National Security Debates on Maritime Policy" was published in two parts by the Center for International Maritime Security. Part 1 (August 1, 2017) and Part 2 (August 10, 2017) can be be found at http://cimsec.org/
Hans van de Ven's new book, China at War: Triumph and Tragedy in the Emergence of the New China, will be published in the US by Harvard University Press in February 2018.
Kenneth Swope is co-editor (with Tonio Andrade) of Early Modern East Asia: War, Commerce & Cultural Exchange: Essays in Honor of John E. Wills, Jr. (London: Routledge, 2017). His own contribution, "Rivers of Blood and Roads of Bones: Sichuan in the Ming-Qing Transition," is on pages 34-64 of the volume. Swope's book review of Ji-Young Lee, China's Hegemony: Four Hundred Years of East Asian Domination appeared in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 80.3 (October 2017), pages 625-626. He also presented a paper, "Riverine Warfare in Southwest China During the Ming-Qing Transition," at the 3rd Regional Asia-Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage, held in Hong Kong, China (December 2017).
Ralph D. Sawyer's new book, Lever of Power: Military cDeception in China and the West (ISBN 978-1548245009), was published in September 2017. The book comprehensively examines deception's historical evolution in China and the West, provides extensive translations of relevant military writings from three languages (Chinese, Greek, and Latin), and characterizes the chief measures in terms of method, dynamics, and objective. This book shows that both China and the West have virtually unbroken traditions of innovating deceit and employing deception.