journal cover smallIssue 12.1 of the Journal of Chinese Military History was published in May 2023. A special issue on riverine warfare edited by Ken Swope and Jim Bonk, it includes four book reviews and the following articles:
James Bonk, "Introduction: Riverine Warfare," pp. 1-5.
Wicky W.K. Tse, "The Tactical Role of Rivers in Early Chinese Warfare," pp. 7-23.
Xiaobing Li, "River Defense and Fleet Building: The Song Navy in the Wars against the Jin and Mongol Forces," pp. 24-39.
Yan Hon Michael Chung, "River Transport and the Effectiveness of the Qing Artillery Corps during the Ming-Qing Transition," pp. 40-62.
Kenneth M. Swope, "Boats, Barbarians, and Bandits: Riverine Warfare and the Taiping Rebellion," pp. 63-91

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2023 Annual Conference of the Chinese Military History Society
Meeting in conjunction with the Society for Military History, San Diego, California
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Session 1: 8:30-9:50 Early China
Paul Nicholas Vogt (Indiana University), “King Wen’s Just War: The Conquest of Chong 崇 in Early Chinese Discourse.”
Chun Fung Tong (Heidelberg University), “The Emergence of Military Logistics Network and State-Level Fiscal Institution during the Qin Conquest.”
Session 2: 10:00-11:20 Japan
Nathan H. Ledbetter (Princeton University), “Making the Foreign Familiar: The ‘Global’ Aspects of the Battle of Mimigawa, 1578.”
Danny Orbach (Hebrew University), “‘Let the Commander Respond’: The Paradox of Obedience in the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces.”
Session 3: 1:00-2:20 China’s Republic, 1911-1949
Edward A. McCord (Emeritus, The George Washington University), “Defining Modern Chinese Warlordism: A Comparative Analysis.”
Harold Tanner (University of North Texas), “Defeating a Superior Enemy with an Inferior Force: Strategy, Operations and Tactics in Liu Bocheng and Deng Xiaoping’s Shanxi-Henan-Shandong-Hebei Field Army, 1945-1947.”
Session 4: 2:25-3:45 PRC: Psychological Warfare
Yinou Chang (National Chengchi University, Taiwan), “The Power of Encouragement: The Chinese People’s Volunteer Force’s Psychological Strategy and the Success of Its Political Control during the Korean War.”
Xiaobing Li (University of Central Oklahoma), “Defected PLA Pilots: Psychological Warfare over the Taiwan Strait.”
Session 5: 3:50-5:15 PRC: Alliances & Military Institutions
Zhongtian Han (The George Washington University), “Playing the Dragon against the Eagle: Soviet Policy towards China during the Armistice Negotiations of the Korean War, 1951–1953”
Yu-Ping Chang (Fulbright Taiwan), “The PRC’s 2016 Military Reforms: Clean House for a Better Future?”
All sessions will be held in the Sapphire 400 room (4th floor) of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

journal cover smallIssue 11.2 of the Journal of Chinese Military History was published in November 2022. It includes four book reviews and the following articles:

  • Paul D. Buell, “The Song Resistance Movement, 1276-1279:
  • An Episode in Chinese Regional History,” pp. 103-166.
  • Chi Ho Kiang, “The Hierarchy of Calories? State Intervention, Food Rationing, and Food Smuggling in Occupied Tianjin (1937-1945),” pp. 167-201.
  • JCMH 12.1, scheduled for publication in May 2023, will be a special issue focusing on riverine warfare in China.