מר שנגחיי ביי

Shengye Bai

I am currently in the preparatory year (Mashlim Lemehkar) for my PhD program at HUJI. Before coming to Jerusalem, I spent nearly two years in Iran studying Persian and then got my MA in history at SOAS, University of London. My research interest is the history of the Mongol Empire  and--particularly-- cultural, economic, social, and intellectual exchanges between China and the Islamic world during that period. Besides, I am also interested in dynamic interactions between normad conquerers and sedantary subjects in both Ilkhanid Iran and Yuan China. The Asian Sphere Program encourges transregional and interdisciplinary approaches to look at and interpret problems, which is exactly what my research interests ask for. Thus I will surely learn a lot through this program.