In February, June Teufel Dreyer talked to students at the Joint Special Forces University (MacDill AFB) about the Chinese military. On May 6, she spoke on Chinese basing activities at the Naval War College's China Maritime Security Institute's conference "Going Global: The People's Navy in a Time of Strategic Transformation." On June 25, she is scheduled to be in Washington to deliver opening remarks at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment's Workshop on China's Strategic Vulnerabilities

  • "China's Intervention and the End of the Communist Alliance in Vietnam," in Beyond the Quagmire: New Interpretations of the Vietnam War, edited by Geoffrey W. Jensen and Matthew M. Smith (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2019), pp. 209-242.
  • "From Honeymoon to Divorce: Russian Advisors and the Chinese Air Force, 1949-1962," in Air Force Advising and Assistance: Developing Airpowers in Client States, edited by Edward B. Westermann and Donald Stoker (West Midlands, UK: Helion, 2018), pp. 118-138.
  • "Sino-Japanese Maritime Conflicts and Security Concerns in the East China Sea," in Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific: Heritage and Contemporary Challenges, edited by Howard M. Hensel and Amit Gupta (London: Routledge, 2017), pp. 243-260.
  • "How to Train the Dragon: Soviet Advisors and Assistance to the Chinese Navy, 1949-1960," in Naval Advising and Assistance: History, Challenges, and Analysis, edited by Donald Stoker and Michael T. McMaster (West Midlands, UK: Helion, 2017), pp. 220-242.
  • "Triangle of Allies: Vietnam, China, and the Soviet Union," Oklahoma Humanities (Fall/Winter 2017), pp. 28-36. "China's Urbanization and CCP Transformation," in Urbanization and Party Survival in China: People vs. Power, edited by Xiaobing Li and Xiansheng Tian (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017), pp. ix-xxiv

Nathan Ledbetter (PhD candidate, Princeton University) was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for a year of dissertation research in Japan starting this September. His dissertation is tentatively titled "From Battles to Bloodbaths: A History of Violence in Sixteenth Century Japan."

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).

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).