Professor Chi-ching Hsiao 蕭啟慶

It is with great sadness to know that Professor Hsiao Chi-ching (Xiao Qiqing 蕭啟慶), a pre-eminent historian of Mongol-Yuan China and a Harvard alumnus, passed away earlier today. He was 75.

Professor Hsiao received his Ph.D. from Department of Far Eastern Languages and Civilizations (now EALC) in 1969, under the supervision of Yang Lien-sheng and Francis W. Cleaves. His dissertation, The Military

Establishment of the Yuan Dynasty, was later published by Council on East Asian Studies of Harvard University. After that, he published widely on the military, social and cultural history of the Yuan dynasty, focusing especially on the multi-ethnicity in China proper under the Mongolian empire. He taught in the U.S., Singapore and Taiwan. In 2000, he was elected Academician of the Academia Sinica.

All of Professor Hsiao’s books can be found in Harvard-Yenching Library.

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  1. C Gul wrote::

    RIP,Prof Hsiao

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 8:11 pm #