Lei Duan, currently a lecturer in Asian history at Arizona State University, has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position in East Asian history at Sam Houston State University. His article "'Political Power Grows Out of the Barrel of a Gun': Communist Policies on Mobilizing Armed Masses in Wartime China" will be published by Brill in an edited volume, War and Communism, edited by Tobias Hirschmüller and Frank Jacob.