Haoran is interested in the intellectual, cultural, and political history of modern China, as well as the global history of communism, socialism, and capitalism. He spent two years at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China and then received his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University, double majoring in History and Government. His undergraduate thesis is a ground-level intellectual history of a late-1980s social movement in China, where he analyzed the movement participants’ ideas and discourses based on their handwritten posters and pamphlets. During his undergraduate years, he covered legislative activities of China’s national legislature at NPC Observer, assisted attorneys with investigating and mediating discrimination cases in Connecticut, and researched wrongful conviction lawyers and innocence projects in China at NYU Law’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute. Before coming to Yale, he worked as a paralegal in a public interest law firm in NYC. Outside of academics, Haoran enjoys watching soccer, building Lego, and cycling.