PCFR Meeting: Prof. Morris Rossabi on Central Asia and Mongolia

  • The Hope Club 6 Benevolent Street Providence, RI, 02906 United States

Professor Rossabi is a historian of China and Central Asia who teaches courses in Inner Asian and East Asian history at Columbia. His most recent publications include From Yuan to Modern China and Mongolia (Brill, 2014); The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2012); Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire (with W. Fitzhugh, University of Washington Press, 2009); Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists (University of California Press, 2005); The Mongols and Global History (Norton, 2010); Herdsman to Statesman (with Mary Rossabi, Rowman Littlefield, 2010); Socialist Devotees and Dissenters (with Mary Rossabi, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, 2010), and Eurasian Influences on the Yuan (editor, National University of Singapore, 2011). Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times (University of California Press, 1988) was chosen as a main selection by the History Book Club; and contributor to several volumes of the Cambridge History of China. He has helped organize exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. He was on the advisory board of the Project on Central Eurasia of the Soros Foundation. He is author of numerous articles and speeches and travels repeatedly to Central Asia and Mongolia. Professor Rossabi received his PhD from Columbia in 1970.

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