Xu Erbin
Updated: 2016-08-03

Xu Erbin, Ph.D.


Tel: 0592-2186377

E-mail: xuerbin@qq.com



1996, B.A., Jilin University;

2000, M.A, Jilin University;

2003, Ph.D. Northeast Normal University


Professional Experience

1996-1997, Anshan Normal University, Teacher

2003-2005, Postdoctoral Fellow at Capital Normal University;

2005-2014, Associate Professor, History Department, Xiamen University

2009-2010, Visiting Research Scholar, History Faculty, Oxford University

2014-present, Professor, History Department, Xiamen University;


Research Area

Late Medieval and Early Modern European history, focus on the interaction of war and society during this period.

Courses Taught

World History from A. D. 500 to A. D. 1500

The Medieval Civilizations

Readings of World History


Selected Publications

  • “Military Contractors in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe,” Journal of Xiamen University, No.2, 2016.

  • “On the Origin of the Issue of Scottish independence,”Journal of World Peoples Studies, No.4, 2014.

  • “Going Abroad as Soldiers in Early Modern Europe: A Study Focus on Scotland in      the Reign of James VI and Charles I,”World      History, No.3, 2013.

  • “The Enterprise of Mercenaries of Hesse-Cassel, 1677-1815,”World History, No.1, 2011.

  • Military Revolutions in a Transitive Society:      Military Reformations and Social Change in 14-17th Century Europe. Harbin: Heilongjiang Renmin Publishing House,      2008.

  • “The Rise of ‘New Military History’ in the Western History Research,”Social Sciences Abroad, No.4, 2008.

  • “The Growth of Armies and the Reform of the Administration in Early Modern      Europe,”Journal of Tianjin Normal      University, No.2, 2008.

  • “The Influence of Military Revolutions to the Deportment and Idea about Value      of the Soldiers in Early Modern Europe,”Historical Research in Anhui, No.6, 2007.

  • “A Statistic Analysis of the Causes of War in Medieval Europe,”Journal of Capital Normal University      (Social Sciences Edition), No.6, 2006.

  • “The Military Revolutions and the Rise of Europe,”Collected Papers of History Studies, No. 4, 2005.

  • “The Revolution of Infantry in the 14th      Century and the Collapse of Feudal System of the Western Europe,”Historiography Quarterly, No.4,      2004.

  • “The Positive Effects of the Military      Revolution on Economic Development in Early Modern Europe,”Social Science Front, No.2, 2004.

  • “The Military Revolutions and the Social      Change of Europe in the 14th-17th Century,”World History, No.1, 2003.

  • “On the Misplay of the USSR’s Foreign Policy at the Eve of World War II,”Journal of Anshan Normal University, No.3,      2003.

  • “Some Issues Should be Watchful in      Comparative Study of Chinese History and Foreign History,”Journal of Anshan Normal University,      No.1, 2003.

  • “Military Reformation and Social Change: The Study of ‘Military Revolution’ in the      Western Countries,”Historiography  Quarterly, No.4, 2002.

  • “A Quantitative Study on the Causes of War in European History,”Collected      Papers of History Studies, No.2, 2002.

  • “Globalization and Its Influence to Nation-States,”Journal of Anshan Normal University, No.4, 2000.