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Chris Leighton

Years in Fellowship:
Ph.D. in History, Harvard University

Christopher Leighton, 2009-10 CEAS Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese Studies, received a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University in 2009. He wrote a dissertation exploring the fate of capitalists becoming integral parts of the nascent socialist system. This unrecognized legacy from the 1950's provided the political and cultural precedent that facilitated China's transition back to capitalism in the 1980's. 

Chris  Leighton