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.

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.

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.

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).