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.

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.