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Biography

I am at present completing the last volume in the Y√ľan Biographical Project series, viz. an annotated translation of the thirteenth- century Mongolian epic chronicle known as the Secret History of the Mongols. The preparation of this volume is sponsored by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange of Taiwan. The work should be completed by the end of 2002.

Career highlights

Fellow, Department of Far Eastern History, ANU (1965-67); Senior Fellow, Division of Pacific and Asian History, ANU (1967-94); Visiting Professor, Rome University (1996, 1999, 2001); Vice-President, International Congress of Mongolists (1992-2001).

Research interests

Political and cultural history of China and Mongolia in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; East-West political and cultural contacts, especially in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, Sino-Mongolian philology.

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