On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China During the Ming-Qing Transition, in the “Studies in War, Society, and the Military” series (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018). The book was featured in the podcast “Military History Inside Out” (17th Cent Chinese military history - On The Trail of the Yellow Tiger - Dr. Ken Swope interview).

Swope also presented two papers late in 2018:

"General Zuo's Counter-insurgency Doctrine," presented at the "Nineteenth-century Insurgency and Counter-insurgency" Colloquium at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK (October 2018).

"Before the Nine-dash Line: Chosôn Korea and the Grand Strategy of the Ming during the Great East Asian War," presented at "Ten Events from East Asian History that Every IR Scholar Should Know" workshop held at the University of Southern California (May 2018 and December 2018).