Paul Smith reports his retirement after thirty-six years of teaching at Haverford College, where he first met the young David Graff HC '84: "Over the past years I watched in amazement as you all combined teaching with such productive scholarship. Now that my own teaching has ended I hope to catch up on the research side, by completing my book on Song China's Hundred Years War: War and Transformation in Mid-Song China, 1040-1142. And I vow to be a more active member of the Society, whose collective contributions would not be more timely."