The Journal of Chinese Military History invites submissions for the Edward L. Dreyer Prize for the best article in Chinese military history by an early-career scholar. The late Professor Dreyer was a pioneer in the field of Chinese military history, publishing in a variety of historical periods, and an enthusiastic supporter of the Chinese Military History Society from its inception.

Submission Requirements
Articles should be based extensively on primary research, must not have been previously published in another form or outlet, and should not be currently under consideration by another journal or book series. Essays (between 7,500 and 20,000 words, including footnotes) should comply with the journal’s style sheet. Submissions for the 2022 prize should be sent by 31 October 2022. In order to allow for sufficient time for the peer review process, early submissions are welcomed.
Detailed submission instructions can be found here: brill.com/jcmh.
For further information, please contact the editors-in-chief, David A. Graff, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and David Curtis Wright, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The prize is open to graduate students who are currently registered at a higher education institute, or to those who have obtained their doctoral degree after January 1, 2015

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Meeting in conjunction with the Society for Military History, Fort Worth, Texas

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Session 1: 8:10-10:10 Arteries of Empire: Innovations in Riverine Warfare in Chinese History

  • Wai Kit Wicky Tse (Chinese University of Hong Kong), “River-Based Logistics and River-Crossing Campaigns in Early China”
  • Xiaobing Li (University of Central Oklahoma), “River Defense and Fleet Building: The Song Navy in the Wars against the Jin and Mongol Forces”
  • Yan Hon Michael Chung (Emory University), “The Availability of River Transportation Routes and the Effectiveness of the Qing Artillery Corps during the Ming-Qing Transition”
  • Kenneth Swope (University of Southern Mississippi), “Boats, Barbarians, and Bandits: Riverine Warfare and the Taiping”
  • James Bonk (College of Wooster) – Discussant

 

Session 2: 10:20-11:50 Empire, Republic, and PRC

  • Barend Noordam (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), “How Relevant was the Imjin War for Military Innovation?”
  • Esther Hu (Boston University), “General Hu Zongnan, the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1958, and the Pescadores (Penghu)”
  • Travis Chambers (University of Central Oklahoma), “Misunderstanding in US-China Relations: The PLA in America’s ‘Heartland’”
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LUNCH BREAK

Session 3: 1:10-2:20 Cryptology and Signals

  • Zhongtian Han (The George Washington University), “Signal Intelligence and the Rise of Mao in the Long March, 1934-36”
  • Greg Nedved (Center for Cryptologic History), “Joe Lin and Friends: Chinese POWs in Korea and Understanding Chinese Cryptology”
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Session 4: 2:30-4:00 Strategies and Policies

  • Robyn L. Rodriguez (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency), “Alexander von Falkenhausen and Germany’s Role in the Origins of World War II in East Asia”
  • Lei Duan (Sam Houston State University), “‘Political Power Grows Out of the Barrel of a Gun’: Communist Policies on Mobilizing Armed Masses in Wartime China”
  • Sara Castro (US Air Force Academy), “Protracted War Theory and Covert Action in the Grand Strategy of the People’s Republic of China”
  • All sessions will be held in the Sundance Two room of the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.
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Question should be directed to:

David A. Graff
Pickett Professor and Chair of History
Kansas State University
117C Calvin Hall
802 Mid-Campus Dr. South
Manhattan, KS 66506-1002

 

 

The Chinese Military History Society will hold its 2022  conference in Fort Worth, TX, on Thursday, April 28, in  conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for  Military History. The program will be sent to CMHS  members in February.

Issue 10.2 of the Journal of Chinese Military History was published in December. It includes three book reviews and the 
following articles:

Yuan Zhi Ou, "Surviving Troubled Times on the Borders of China: Sheng Shicai as a Successful Warlord in Xinjiang,
1931-34," pp. 89-128.

Taoyu Yang and Hongquan Han, "When a Global War Befell a Global City: Recent Historiography on Wartime
Shanghai," pp. 129-151.

The first volume of On Contested Shores: The Evolving Role of Amphibious Operations in the History of Warfare was published by Marine Corps University Press in 2020. Co-editors B.A. Friedman and Timothy Heck are now recruiting chapter authors for a second edited volume featuring expert strategic analysis, historical analysis, and commentary on the past, present, and future of amphibious operations across the range of military operations. Building on the success of the first volume, approximately twenty scholars will engage subjects ranging from the history of amphibious operations, doctrinal and national perspectives, and the future of amphibious operations. Each essay will not only shed light on the past but also illuminate critical methods for understanding current and coming conflicts. It is anticipated that submissions should be between 3,500 and 6,000 words with citations and endnotes as necessary. Interested applicants should email a 500-word abstract and a one-page CV (per participant) no later than 15 February 2022 to the editors at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and include "OCS 2 Chapter Proposal" in the email subject line. Selected participants will be notified by late March 2022 and will be asked to submit a full draft by 1 August 2022.