Kai Filipiak's recent publications include an edited volume: Civil-Military Relations in Chinese History -- From Ancient China to the Communist Takeover (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015) and several articles:

"Technological Advance in the War against the Mongols," in Chinese and Indian Warfare -- From the Classical Age to 1870, edited by Peter Lorge and Kaushik Roy (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015), 121-133.

"Military Codes of Virtue: Aspects of Wen and Wu in China's Warring States Period," in Civil-Military Relations in Chinese History -- From Ancient China to the Communist Takeover (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015), 34-46.

"Militärischer Technologietransfer von Europa nach China am Beispiel des Kammergeschützes folangji" [The Transfer of Military Technology from Europe to China Illustrated in the Example of the Breech Loader Folangji], in Jahrbuch für Europäische Überseegeschichte 14 (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2014), 63-78.

Diana Lary's book China's Civil War: A Social History came out from Cambridge University Press in February 2015.

Ken Swope participated in several conferences earlier this year. He was involved in a roundtable discussion on "The Art of War" at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS in February 2015. He presented "Rivers of Blood and Roads of Bones: Sichuan in the Ming-Qing Transition" at the Festschrift for John E. Wills, Jr., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (March 2015). At the annual meeting of the CMHS in Montgomery, AL in April, he presented "To the Bitter End: The Annihilation of the Kuidong 13 in the Early Qing." Also in April in Montgomery, Ken was commentator for the panel entitled "Commemoration and Reform: Reinventing China's Military from the Ming Debacle to the Second Sino-Japanese War" at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History.

Xiaoming Zhang's book Deng Xiaoping's Long War: The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam, 1979-1991 was published at the end of June by the University of North Carolina Press.

Harriet Zurndorfer's article "Wanli China versus Hideyoshi's Japan: Rethinking China's Involvement in the Imjin Waeran" was published in James B. Lewis, ed., The Imjin Waeran (London: Routledge, 2014), 197-235.

Ja Ian Chong's book, External Intervention and the Politics of State Formation: China, Indonesia, Thailand, 1893-1952 (Cambridge, 2012), recently won the International Studies Association's 2013/4 International Security Studies Section Best Book Award. In addition, an article that he co-authored with Todd Hall (Oxford), "The Lessons of 1914 for East Asia Today? Missing the Trees for the the Forest," is forthcoming in the Fall issue of the journal International Security commemorating the centennial of the outbreak of World War I.

Yingcong Dai published a book chapter, "Broken Passage to the Summit: Nayancheng's Botched Mission in the White Lotus War," in Jeroen Duindam and Sabine Dabringhaus (eds.), The Dynastic Centre and the Provinces: Agents and Interactions (Leiden: Brill, 2014): 49-73. And she has received a contract from the University of Washington Press on her book manuscript The White Lotus War: Late Imperial China in Crisis.