Sulmaan Khan

Assistant Professor of International History and Chinese Foreign Relations


Education
  • PhD, Yale University
  • MA, Yale University
  • BA, Yale University

Biography

Sulmaan Khan is Assistant Professor of International History and Chinese Foreign Relations. He also directs the Water and Oceans program at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP). He received a PhD in History from Yale University in December, 2012. His book, "Haunted by Chaos: China’s Grand Strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping," will be published in July 2018 by Harvard University Press. He has published articles in Cold War History and Diplomatic History; his research has been supported by the Cold War International History Project at the Wilson Center. He has also written for The Economist, The American Interest, Prospect, e360, and YaleGlobal, on topics ranging from Burmese Muslims in China to dolphin migration through the Bosphorus. Prior to his time at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, he spent nine months living in Turkey.


Research Interests
  • Chinese foreign relations
  • International security
  • International history
ARTICLES
• “Cold War Co-operation: New Chinese Evidence on Jawaharlal Nehru’s 1954 Visit to Beijing”, Cold War History, 11:2, February, 2011.
• “The Aesthetic of Analysis: National Intelligence Estimates and Other American Appraisals of the Cold War Triangular Relationship”, Diplomatic History, 32:5, November, 2008.

BOOKS
"Haunted by Chaos: China’s Grand Strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping," Harvard University Press, 2018.
"Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy: China's Cold War and the People of the Tibetan Borderlands," University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Courses

FALL TERM



Email Address
Sulmaan.Khan@tufts.edu

Office Phone
617-627-5454

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School Leadership

Advisors

  • Board of Advisors
  • Asian Advisory Group
  • European Advisory Group
  • Latin American Advisory Group
  • MENASA Advisory Group