In addition to teaching for Norwich University as a senior instructor, Kenneth Swope is General Bufford Blount Professor of Military History and Senior Fellow of the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of A Dragon’s Head and A Serpent’s Tail: Ming China and the First Great East Asian War, 1592-1598, and The Military Collapse of China’s Ming Dynasty, 1618-1644, which was featured on the podcast “New Books in Military History” and named a Choice Outstanding Academic title. He has also published dozens of articles, book reviews and chapters in edited collections and presented his scholarship at conferences all over the world.  He serves as the book review editor for The Journal of Chinese Military History and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Chinese Military History Society. His newest book, On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China During the Ming-Qing Transition, was released in 2017 from the University of Nebraska Press.