book mingcourtsKen Swope's article "Causes and Consequences of the Ming Intervention in Vietnam in the Early Fifteenth Century" was published in Ming China: Courts and Contacts, 1400-1450, edited
by Craig Clunas, Jessica Harrison-Hall, and Luk Yu-ping (London: British Museum Press, 2016), pp. 37-46.

Professor Swope has accepted an offer to be co-editor of the Global Library of Military Strategy, a new series that will be published by the Naval Institute Press. He also has two recent
presentations to report:

"The Art of Being Awesome: The Grand Strategy of the Ming Dynasty," presented at the Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University, Houston, TX (October 2016).

"Chinese Ways of War, 1500-1800," presented at "The History of Violence: From Prehistory to the Present" Conference held in Rome, Italy (June 2016).

Kenneth Swope has several items to report, in addition to the paper he presented at the CMHS conference:

"Feng Zikai: Using a New Medium to Present War & Peace," presented at the Second Annual "Art of War: When Modern Was Contemporary" Roundtable at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS (April 2016).

"Using Barbarians to Fight Barbarians: Aboriginal Troops in the Ming-Manchu War," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History held in Ottawa, Canada (April 2016).

Panelist for roundtable discussion entitled "Toward a New Discourse of Nation: The Great East Asian War and the Birth of a Korean Nation -- In Memory of JaHyun Kim Haboush," at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Seattle, WA (March 2016).

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.