Michael Brose

Director, IU East Asian Studies Center

Director, Pan Asia Institute

IU East

Full Biography

Dr. Michael Brose obtained an MA in International Studies from the Jackson School, University of Washington, Seattle, and his Ph.D. in 2000 from Asian & Middle East Studies, University of Pennsylvania, where he researched Central Asian personnel who worked for the Mongols in Mongol China. He continues to do research and publish on this topic, expanding his methodology beyond traditional prosopographic approaches to include quantitative methods, especially network analysis and GIS. In the past few years his work on non-Chinese personnel in Mongol Yuan and early Ming China has led him to a second major research area, the history and current status of Chinese Muslims in Southwest China, and in particular Yunnan Province.