Morris Rossabi is Distinguished Professor of History, City University of New York, and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Dr. Rossabi received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. Dr. Rossabi’s research focuses on Mongolia, China, Central and Inner Asia, the Silk Road, and Muslims in Yuan, Qing and Ming Dynasty China. Among his many publications
are Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists (2005); Governing China’s Multi-Ethnic Frontiers (2004), editor and contributor; Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times (2005), “The Muslims in the Early Yuan Dynasty,” in J. Langlois, ed., China Under Mongol Rule (1981), and “Muslim Revolts in Late Ming and Early Chi’ing,” in J. Spence and J. Wills, ed., From Ming to Ch’ing (1979). From 2005-2007, Dr. Rossabi was the Chair of the Soros Foundations Board on Arts and Culture, and from 1992 to the present he has been Chief Editor of the Basil Blackwell Series on Peoples of Asia. Dr. Rossabi is also an active supporter of education about Asia in secondary schools, and has contributed chapters to curriculum guides, such as From Silk to Oil (2005) and directed a National Endowment for the Humanities faculty seminar for secondary school teachers.