Valerie Hansen and Morris Rossabi will present at the Global Middle Ages Seminar. They will each give a short paper followed by a moderated conversation and Q&A session.

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Valerie Hansen teaches Chinese and world history at Yale, where she is the Stanley B. Woodward Professor of History. Her current book is The World in the Year 1000: When Globalization Began. Earlier monographs include The Silk Road: A New History with Documents (2012) and The Open Empire: A History of China to 1800 (2015). Hansen is a frequent visitor to Asia teaching at Yale’s undergraduate program at Peking University, Yale-NUS College in Singapore, and as an invited scholar at Xiamen University in Fujian province, China.

Morris Rossabi, (PhD Columbia University) was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and teaches Chinese and Mongolian history at the City University of New York and Columbia. Author and editor of numerous books, including Khubilai Khan, Modern Mongolia, Voyager from Xanadu, From Yuan to Modern China and Mongolia: The Writings of Morris Rossabi, and A History of China, as well as dozens of articles, he has collaborated on catalogs for art exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has traveled extensively and lectured in the Middle East, China, Japan, Korea, Central Asia, and Mongolia and speaks several European, Middle Eastern, and East Asian languages. The National Mongolian University awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2009.