I am pleased that the first chapter of my serialized story Fish Shoes: A Palace Drama will be published in the Fall Issue of Education about Asia, the magazine of the Association for Asia magazine. I am particularly grateful to Lucien Ellington, the editor, for his good work on providing works such as mine, narrative history and historical fiction, for middle school readers, secondary school readers and undergraduates.
At present, the top scholars in the field of Mongol Empire studies are doing groundbreaking work. There is a need for books for younger readers that are faithful to the sources and historically accurate, but written in non-technical language and not overly burderened with citations, especially those in difficult foreign languages.
In the interest of offering teachers of world history the sources for Fish Shoes: A Palace Drama (and basic sources for my Silk Road Series), I am posting online a select bibliography.
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The Khan's Mistake is suitable for classroom assignment in world history for middle school and up to undergraduates.
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Atwood, Christopher, 2021. The Rise of the Mongols: Five Chinese Sources. Cambridge: Hackett.
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Boyle, John Andrew. 1968. The Cambridge History of Iran, Volume 5: The
Saljuq and Mongol Periods. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
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Buell, Paul D. 1979. "Sino-Khitan Administration in Mongol Bukhara." Journal of Asian History 13: 121-151.
Chen, Paul Heng-chao. 1979. Chinese Legal Tradition under the Mongols. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
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Dawson, Christopher, ed. 1980. Mission to Asia. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
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Favereau, Marie.2021. The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, Belknap.
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Grousset, Rene. Marian McKellar and Denis Sinor, trans. 1972. Conqueror of the World: The Life of Chingis Khan. New York: Viking Press.
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