In four days I will be moving to Taipei. The last two weeks have been busy for me; I expect the next two will be equally hectic. This general state of business has prevented me from posting anything new here at the Stage. I expect to return to a regular posting schedule by the first week of September.
If any readers live in the Taipei area and would be interested in meeting up, please send a note to the e-mail address on the side-bar to the right. We can probably make it work.
do you have any books to recommend about military history
Hope the move is relatively painless. BTW, I have posted a response to your criticism of the "fractured land hypothesis". I agree that the hypothesis itself does not work, but disagree in that I think the geography of China does explain its propensity to unification.
I have only recently discovered your blog, but am enjoying it a great deal and have linked to several posts on Facebook.
Good luck. The one expat academic in Taiwan whom I know is an interesting fellow.