Kenneth Swope has one publication to report: "Chinese Ways of Warfare," in The Cambridge World History of Violence, Vol. III: 1500-1800 CE, edited by Robert Antony, Stuart Carroll, and Caroline Dodds Pennock (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. 119-137.

Wicky Tse has published two pieces:

漢帝國緣邊與內部的「游離群體」―—兼論秦漢帝國天下觀的想 像與現實 [A preliminary survey of the free-floating elements in early imperial China] in 동서인문 (東西人文) Journal of East-West Humanities, vol. 12 (2019): 45-65.

"Violence and Warfare in Early Imperial China," in The Cambridge World History of Violence, Vol. I: The Prehistoric and Ancient Worlds, edited by Garrett G. Fagan, Linda Fibiger, Mark Hudson, and Matthew Trundle (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020), pp. 277-295.

Harriet Zurndorfer (Leiden University) announces the publication in March 2020 of volume 2 of The Cambridge World History of Violence 500-1500, which she co-edited with Matthew Gordon and Richard Kaeuper. The volume contains 31 essays, some which are authored by a number of CMHS members, and covers regions in East and Central Asia. There are both hard and electronic copies available.

Kenneth Swope reports the publication of his edited volume The Ming World (London: Routledge, 2019). In addition to editing the volume, he also contributed two chapters to it: "The Legend of Tang Saier," pp. 311-321, and "From Peasant Rebel to Ming Loyalist: The Career of Li Dingguo,"pp. 385-402. Swope also published an article on Zuo Zongtang: "General Zuo's Counter-Insurgency Doctrine" Small Wars and Insurgencies 30.4-5 (2019), pp. 937-967.

Kristin Mulready-Stone published a chapter, "The Impact of the Russian Revolution on the Chinese Youth Movement," in The Global Impacts of Russia's Great War and Revolution, Book 2: The Wider Arc of Revolution, Part 2, edited by Choi Chatterjee, Steven G. Marks, Mary Neuberger, Steve Sabol (Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers, 2019), pp. 225-252. (This is part of a many volume set commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and Civil War.)

  • China's War in Korea: Strategic Culture and Geopolitics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).
  • Building Ho's Army: Chinese Military Assistance to North Vietnam (University Press of Kentucky, 2019).
  • The History of Taiwan (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2019).
  • A Century of Student Movements in China: The Mountain Movers, 1919-2019, first co-editor with Qiang Fang (Lexington
    Books, 2019).
  • The Dragon in the Jungle: The Chinese Army in the Vietnam War (Oxford University Press, January 2020).

"How Tilly's Warfare Paradigm Is Revolutionizing the Study of Chinese State-Making," in Lars Bo Kaspersen and Jeppe Strandsbjerg, eds., Does War Make States? (Cambridge University Press, 2017), pp. 268-295.
"Confucian Pacifism or Confucian Confusion?" in Andrea Gofas, Inanna Hamati-Ataya, and Nicholas Onuf, eds., The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations (Sage, 2018), pp. 148-161.
"Cultural Diversity and Coercive Cultural Homogenization in Chinese History," in Andrew Phillips and Christian Reus-Smit, eds., Diversity and Its Discontents: Culture and Order in World Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2020), pp.93-112.
"Will China Crush the Protests in Hong Kong? Why Beijing Doesn't Need to Send in the Troops," with Michael C. Davis, Foreign Affairs, August 5, 2019 (
"Beijng's All-Out Crackdown on the Anti-Extradition Protests in Hong Kong," China Leadership Monitor, issue 62, Dec. 1, 2019 (
"Hong Kong's Protests: Look Beyond Tiananmen 2.0," The Diplomat, Dec. 6, 2019 (

John Dardess reports the publication of a new book, More than the Great Wall: The Northern Frontier and Ming National Security, 1368-1644, from Rowman & Littlefield. Although its official publication date is 2020, the book is already out.

June Dreyer presented several papers on PLA topics during 2019:
"Chinese Strategic Intentions and Capabilities," Joint Special Operations University, U.S. Department of Defense, MacDill Air Force Base (Feb. 5).
"Understanding and Responding to China's Navy," U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI (May 7).
"China's Strategic Vulnerabilities," Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analyses, Washington, D.C. (June 25).

As of January 2020, Ernest Caldwell will transfer from the SOAS School of Law to the SOAS Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and hold the post of Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies. He will teach Classical Chinese as well as courses on premodern Chinese legal and strategic cultures. And he will get back to researching excavated legal and military manuscripts.