Daniel Leese

Portrait Daniel Leese
© Kathrin Leese-Messing

has been Professor of Sinology at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg since 2012. He studied Modern and Contemporary History, Sinology, and Economics in Marburg, Beijing, and Munich. His research focuses on Chinese history and politics since the Qing Dynasty, the history of the Communist Party, and the Chinese legal system. Most recently, he published »Maos langer Schatten« (tr: Mao’s Long Shadow), about China’s dealing with the past, which is nominated for the German Non-Fiction Award 2021.