Eric Setzekorn

Visiting and Part-Time Faculty

Part Time


Eric Setzekorn specializes in the history of China and Taiwan, with an emphasis on military history. He has worked as a historian with the Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

HIST 3610: China to 1800

HIST 3611: History of Modern China

HIST 6032: Reading and Research Seminar: Strategy and Policy

“Jiang Baili: A Frustrated Military Intellectual in Republican China,” Journal of Chinese Military History, Spring 2016

“The Contemporary Utility of 1930s Counterintelligence Prosecution under the United States Espionage Act,” The International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Spring 2016

“Eisenhower’s Mutual Security Program: Taiwan as a ‘Strategic Bargain,” Journal of American-East Asian Relations, Spring 2016

“Chinese Imperialism, Ethnic Cleansing and Military History, 1850-1877,” Journal of Chinese Military History, Spring 2015.

“Target Taiwan: Bombing Japan’s Model Colony,” U.S. Military History Review, January 2015.

“U.S. Open Source Intelligence in Japan and the 1921 Washington Naval Conference,” The International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Summer 2014.

“Military Reform in Taiwan: The Lafayette Scandal, National Defense Law and All-Volunteer Force,” The American Journal of Chinese Studies, April 2014.

“The First China Watchers: British Intelligence Officers in China, 1878-1900,” Intelligence and National Security, April 2013.

Ph.D., The George Washington University, 2014

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2001