Morris Rossabi,Professor, historian

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Senior  Research Scholar, Adjunct Professor of Inner Asian History; Distinguished  Professor of History, Queens College, The City University of New York

Mongolian  history

Professor  Rossabi is a historian of China and Central Asia. He teaches courses on Inner  Asian, East Asian, and Chinese history at Columbia. During the 2008–2009  academic year, he received an honorary doctorate from the National University  of Mongolia, wrote a preface to the 20th anniversary re-issue of his book Khubilai  Khan (University of California Press), wrote a preface for the Russian and  Korean translations of Khubilai Khan, published the article “MPRP:  Transmogrification of a Political Party” in Pacific Affairs, wrote a  preface to the re-issue of his book Voyager from Xanadu, and  delivered keynote addresses for conferences at the University of British  Columbia, Inner Mongolian University, Nanjing University, and National  University of Mongolia. He also published Socialist  Devotees and Dissenters (National  Museumof Ethnology, 2010) and was named distinguished visiting scholar  at the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka from May through July 2010.

In 2006, he  was named chair of the Arts and Culture Board of the Open Society Institute  (Soros Foundation). He is the author of Herder  to Statesman (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010); The Mongols and Global History (W. W. Norton); Modern Mongolia:  From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists (University of California  Press, 2005); Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times (University of  California Press, 1988), chosen as a main selection by the History Book Club;  and China and Inner Asia Universe Books, 1975). He is the editor of Governing  China’s Multi-Ethnic Frontiers (University of Washington Press,  forthcoming) and a 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 is on the advisory  board of the Project on Central Eurasia of the Soros Foundation. The author of  numerous articles and speeches, he travels repeatedly to Central Asia and  Mongolia, where he teaches courses on Mongolian and East Asian history.

Professor  Rossabi received his PhD from Columbia University in 1970.