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.
Kevin Landdeck reports the publication of his article "Chicken-Footed Gods or Village Protectors: Conscription, Community, and Conflict in Rural Sichuan, 1937-1945" in Frontiers of History in China, 2014, 9 (1):56-82.
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.
Edward McCord reports the publication of his book Military Force and Elite Power in the Formation of Modern China (London and New York: Routledge, 2014).
John Plating's monograph on the "Hump" in World War II was recently translated into Mandarin and published by the Chongqing Publishing Group under the title 驼峰空运（还原二战中真实的中美关系).
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).
Don Boose reports that the Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War, which he edited with James I. Matray, will be published in July 2014. Chapters on various aspects of the Chinese involvement were contributed by Xia Yafeng, Yu Bin, and Li Xiaobing. More information about the book can be found at <http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409439288>
Laura Calkins' book China and the First Vietnam War, 1947-1954 was published by Routledge in 2013.
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>
Lei Duan, a Ph.D. candidate in modern Chinese history at Syracuse University, has been selected as a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, where he conducted archival research during the summer of 2013. He also received a research grant from the China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) of the Association for Asian Studies to support his research trip to Taiwan and mainland China. He is currently working on his dissertation, which focuses on private gun ownership in modern China
Ulrich Theobald's book: War Finance and Logistics in Late Imperial China: A Study of the Second Jinchuan Campaign (1771-1776) was published by Brill in July 2013. Here's the blurb: "In his book _War Finance and Logistics in Late Imperial China_, Ulrich Theobald shows how the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) overcame the tyranny of logistics and successfully enlarged the territory of its empire. A detailed analysis of the long and expensive second Jinchuan war (1771-1776) in Eastern Tibet demonstrates that the Chinese state ordered its civilian officials as well as the common people, merchant associations, and different ethnic groups to fulfil and foot the bill for the 'common cause.'" Ulrich Theobald, Ph.D. (2009) in Chinese Studies, Tübingen, is a Lecturer for Chinese History and Classical Chinese at Tübingen University. He has published on military labor, border peoples, and Chinese empresses, and owns the online encyclopedia <www.chinaknowledge.de>.
Ken Swope's book The Military Collapse of China's Ming Dynasty, 1618-1644 was published by Routledge in September 2013 as part of the "Asian States & Empires" series edited by Peter Lorge.