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Peter Worthing


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Modern China, Vietnam
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Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background

PhD, University of Hawaii, 1995
MA, University of Hawaii, 1991
BA, Trinity College (CT), 1987

Areas of Study

  • Modern China
  • Chinese Military History
  • Vietnam War


  • Asian Civilizations To 1700
  • Asian Civilizations Since 1700
  • From Ming to Mao: History of Modern China
  • The Vietnam War
  • Chinese Military History
  • Chinese History Through Literature and Film
  • Graduate Seminar: China in Revolution
  • Graduate Seminar: China in World History
  • Graduate Seminar: Vietnam War History

Major Publications


  • General He Yingqin: The Rise and Fall of Nationalist China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • A Military History of Modern China: From the Manchu Conquest to Tian`anmen Square. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Security International, 2007.
  • Occupation and Revolution: China and the Vietnamese August Revolution of 1945. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 2001.


  • “He Yingqin he guomin geming jun de fazhan” [He Yingqin and the Development of the National Revolutionary Army], in Guojun yu xiandai zhongguo [The National Army and Modern China] Taibei: Guoli zhongzheng jiniantang guanlichu, 2015.
    “Continuity and Change: Chinese Nationalist Army Tactics, 1925-1938,” The Journal of Military History, 78, 3 (July 2014): 995-1016.
    “The Eastern Expeditions of 1925: A Defining Moment in the History of the Nationalist Military,” [當代中國研究] Modern China Studies, 17, 2 (2010): 19-47.
  • "From Bac Le to Haiphong: Local Officials, Miscommunication and Sino-French conflict in Vietnam," War & Society, 27, 2 (October 2008): 25-41.
  • "Toward the Minjiu Incident: Militarist Conflict in Guizhou, 1911-1921," Modern China, 33, 2 (April 2007): 258-283.
  • "The Road Through Whampoa: The Early Career of He Yingqin," The Journal of Military History, 69, 4 (October 2005): 953-986.
  • "Strange Bedfellows: China and Cambodia since1949," The American Asian Review, XVIII, 3 (Fall 2000): 53-76.
  • "Strangers in Hanoi: Chinese, Americans, and the Vietnamese August Revolution of 1945." Journal of American-East Asian Relations, 6, 2-3 (Summer-Fall 1997): 125-144.
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